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Cam Cameron wants Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris to force Les Miles to make a difficult decision at starting quarterback

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron talks with quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) after a series, during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game

. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, speaking at the LSU of Alexandria Athletic Association banquet on Monday, said he wants all of LSU's quarterbacks "competing to be the best they can be in every practice." "Les (Miles) will know what decision to make when the time comes," said Cameron in a story in the Alexandria Town… Continue reading →

ESPN video: Watch LSU's Ed Orgeron, Kevin Steele chow down on BBQ shrimp, redfish -- and reveal what they love about the Tigers

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele gives line backer Duke Riley (40)  a pat, as Riley goes back in, during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

A trio of Louisiana natives treated new LSU Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele to some Louisiana cuisine recently, an event captured on video and posted at espn.go.com. While enjoying barbecue shrimp, seafood gumbo, redfish and crabmeat, they turned their attention to the main item on the menu: the LSU defense. Steele was joined by LSU defensive line coach… Continue reading →

More physical and more confident, wide receiver Malachi Dupre is out to land a bigger role in the LSU offense

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Wide receiver Malachi Dupre (15) celebrates his first touchdown reception of the day with wide receiver Travin Dural (83) during LSU's spring game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Lionel Williams had the play lined up. With about two minutes left in the first quarter of LSU’s spring game Saturday in Tiger Stadium, sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris reared back and fired a bullet deep down the right sideline. Williams, a safety, blanketed sophomore Malachi Dupre, running with the receiver step for step toward the end zone… Continue reading →

LSU spring game: Three and out

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mike the Tiger greets some fans in the south end zone, during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

1. What we learned The competition continues into the offseason at quarterback. The spring game gave some hopeful signs of improved play from Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, but we’ve seen this act before. Harris looked like he would claim the starting job after last year’s spring game but ended up an inconsistent… Continue reading →

Coach Ed Orgeron keeps pushing LSU defensive linemen

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron watches play during LSU spring football game Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

Ed Orgeron deflected any nostalgia after LSU’s spring game Saturday, only once professing his well-documented love for Tiger Stadium and his excitement to finally be on its sideline in a coaching capacity. No, Saturday was about his players. He sequestered them in a far corner of Tiger Stadium. Just Orgeron and his linemen, away… Continue reading →

LSU spring game notes: Les Miles says DT Travonte Valentine remains suspended

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach  Cam Cameron, left, talks with quarterback Brandon Harris (6), as Harris checks plays after calling a time out,  during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

LSU football coach Les Miles confirmed after Saturday’s spring game that defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is suspended from play and has been instructed to attend class and to take care of his business. “If he does that and handles behavior, there will be a future for him here,” Miles said. “Otherwise, we’re not certain.” After his team’s first… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Tough to separate reality from illusion in an LSU spring game full of encouraging signs

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Running back Leonard Fournette, left, is stopped for a five yard loss on a swing pass, by a crunching hit by linebacker Duke Riley (40) during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

The LSU spring game was wrapped in intrigue from the start. Would they even play with the ever-present threat of rain we’ve had here lately, or just build an ark and donate it to charity? The leaden skies looked swollen with rain, but the game was a dry run. “It never rains in Tiger… Continue reading →

LSU’s spring game settles little as quarterbacks post solid numbers

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Brandon Harris stretches the ball over the goal line at the end of a long keeper, despite the efforts of defensive back Russell Gage (39), left,  in the second quarter of LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

LSU’s quarterback competition is far from over. At least that’s what Saturday’s spring game indicated. The afternoon included 28 points, three passing touchdowns, no interceptions and a number of burned defensive backs in the first half alone, resulting in a 45-6 rout by the White team. Junior Anthony Jennings’ start couldn’t have gone better if he… Continue reading →

LSU spring game: Three things to watch

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU freshman wide receiver D.J. Chark catches a pass in a drill during practice at LSU's Charles McClendon Practice Fields, Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Everyone will have their eyes on LSU’s quarterbacks. But here are three more spring game issues worth attention: 1 Wide receiver Not all the passing game woes were Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris’ fault. The young receivers made their share of mistakes in 2014. Improvement is the… Continue reading →

LSU’s spring-game spotlight falls on quarterbacks Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings again

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Anthony Jennings

Brandon Harris sat quietly in front of an LSU-logoed backdrop Thursday, giving measured, thoughtful answers to media questions in advance of Saturday’s spring game. Voices around him swirled and mixed together with the weight of expectations for him that hung in the air two days before what could be one of the most pivotal days of the… Continue reading →

LSU Spring game rosters, injured players, times of interest, Travonte Valentine tweets

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU offensive lineman, Garrett Brumfield (78), left, participates in a drill Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

LSU released its spring game rosters earlier Friday. They are below. Here are some nuggets: Quarterbacks Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris, running back Darrel Williams and receiver John Diarse will play for both teams – White and Purple – in the spring game. The White Team appears to include most, if not all, of the starters.… Continue reading →

Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis wants the school’s lawsuit against him dismissed

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, talks with defensive coordinator John Chavis before the Sam Houston State game, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

More filings were made Wednesday in the messy divorce between LSU and former defensive coordinator John Chavis. Chavis, now in the same position at Texas A&M, wants LSU’s lawsuit against him in Louisiana court dismissed and argues that Texas is the proper venue for the case. The latest filings are mild compared to past… Continue reading →

Former LSU quarterback Buddy Lee dies

Felix Holmes “Buddy” Lee, who played quarterback for LSU in 1968-70, died in Florida on April 10 after a lengthy illness at the age of 67. Lee was born in Baton Rouge and grew up in nearby Zachary where he played high school football and earned all-district honors in football, basketball and basketball. He graduated from… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles reveals plan for how quarterbacks Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris will split reps in spring game

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterbacks Anthony Jennings (10) and Brandon Harris (6) Saturday at LSU's first football practice of the spring.

LSU coaches haven’t yet determined a format for the spring game, but coach Les Miles said reps for quarterbacks Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris will be “pretty even.” The Tigers had their second-to-last practice of the spring Tuesday and will conduct the spring game Saturday at Tiger Stadium. The spotlight, for many, will be… Continue reading →

Video: LSU's 'Big Cat' drills get testy; Deondre Clark and Jevonte Domond get into scuffle

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- New defensive line coach Ed Orgeron talks to players including, left to right, Christian LaCouture (910, Davon Godchaux and Deondre Clark (98) Saturday at LSU's first football practice of the spring.

. Weather is not a factor when it comes to LSU football players participating in the "Big Cat Drill" in Tuesday's practice. Video provided by Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger.… Continue reading →

LSU students invited to attend football practice on Thursday as part of "LSU Student Appreciation Day"

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles beams on his way past LSU fans lining the stands above the tunnel to the locker room, after the second half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, beating the Texas A&M Aggies 23-17.

. LSU football coach Les Miles has invited the university's student body to attend football practice at the Charles McCldnedon Practice Facility on Thursday as part of "LSU Student Appreciation Day." Thursday's practice is LSU final practice before its spring game on Saturday. The students can watch practice from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by… Continue reading →

Troubled Tide: Alabama, Nick Saban likely want to forget past week of injuries, arrests, dismissals

Alabama Coach Nick Saban discusses Jonathan Taylor's dismissal, Geno Smith's second chance and other issues after spring NCAA football practice, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Al.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT

Alabama football and coach Nick Saban just finished a week they'd rather forget. Injuries, arrests and dismissals plagued the Crimson Tide, along with Saban taking heat for the way he handled some of the situations... Continue reading →

Rabalais: Time for new SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey to do something about transfers involved in domestic violence cases

New SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks before an NCAA college basketball game in the quarter final round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Friday, March 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Sankey replaces the retiring Mike Slive as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

New SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey no doubt will have a lot of pressing items on his agenda when he takes over Aug. 1. Here’s an issue that should be near the top: creating a conference rule as it regards the transfers of student-athletes involved in domestic violence cases. The case of former Georgia and now former Alabama football player… Continue reading →

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills goes on trial next week for simple battery; court docs: prosecution to use 2 key pieces of evidence

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU junior safety Jalen Mills


. The prosecution plans to use screenshots of text messages and photos of the victim in the trial against LSU defensive back Jalen Mills, according to court documents. Mills’ trial for simple battery is set to begin Wednesday in the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton Rouge Parish. Richard “Chip” Moore will preside over the trial of Mills, a rising… Continue reading →

LSU Spring Practice Observations, Day 11: Big Cat and ball security

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU offensive lineman, Garrett Brumfield (78), left, participates in a drill Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

. Tuesday marked Day 11 of LSU spring practice, the Tigers’ second-to-last workout before spring break. The Tigers worked out in shoulder pads, helmets and short pants under warm, sunny skies at the Charles McClendon Football Practice Facility. After a brief warm up in position groups, the Tigers gathered for their regular Big Cat drill.… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles: Anthony Jennings performed 'better on more days,' offense looks sharp in third scrimmage

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU football coach Les Miles says, 'The offense definitely improved' in Saturday scrimmage.

One week after the defense held the upper hand, the offense got even Saturday in the LSU football team’s third scrimmage of the spring. In reaching the two-thirds mark of 15 spring practices allowed, LSU coach Les Miles put his team through a 100-play situational scrimmage — consisting mostly of third-down, red-zone, tight red-zone and two-minute work.… Continue reading →

Rabalais: His resilience on display, Anthony Jennings won’t give up LSU’s starting quarterback job without a fight

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Anthony Jennings

It’s long been the assumption at LSU regarding the quarterback candidacy of one Brandon Harris that it’s only a matter of time. He will eventually burst through the dreaded “potential” barrier and cast Anthony Jennings aside like a deflated New England football. What if it never happens, though? What if Harris turns out to be a paper cowboy,… Continue reading →

New Orleans Saints ‘highly interested’ in LSU CB Jalen Collins

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, left, is interviewed by NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock on Friday during the school's pro day.

The Saints are taking a look at one of the draft’s fastest climbers. LSU cornerback Jalen Collins spent some time with New Orleans defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff during Friday’s pro day and left with the impression the team has a good amount of interest in him. “They said they’re highly interested,” said Collins, who many believed has… Continue reading →

LSU cornerback Jalen Collins says the Saints 'said they're highly interested' in him

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Jalen Collins (32) celebrates as he comes off the field after his game-clinching interception with less than two minutes to go, in the game, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, 23-17.

The Saints are taking a look at one of the draft’s fastest climbers. LSU cornerback Jalen Collins spent some time with New Orleans’ defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff at Friday’s pro day and left with the impression that the team has a good amount of interest in him. “They said they’re highly interested,” Collins said. “Talked… Continue reading →

Kenny Hilliard's fast time in the 40-yard dash highlights LSU Pro Day

LSU running back Kenny Hilliard runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  Kenny Hilliard

With only one month remaining until the 2015 NFL Draft kicks off in Chicago, a handful of former LSU players had one final opportunity to showcase their abilities at Pro Day on Friday afternoon. The event proved to be critical for the two former Tigers’ running backs, as both Kenny Hilliard and Terrence Magee ran the 40-yard dash and participated in… Continue reading →

Change brewing: From “Money” to “Hippo,” LSU’s defense changing under new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU sophomore linebacker Duke Riley fields questions from the media during LSU Football's annual media day at the LSU's Anderson-Feazel Indoor Field, Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Linebacker Duke Riley enjoys his new position on LSU’s defense. After all, who wouldn’t like to be called “Money.” “I like the name to be honest with you,” Riley said Thursday with a smile. The “Money” position is one example of the changes defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is implementing. They’re becoming more clear two-thirds of the way through… Continue reading →

Live updates: Track the Tigers at LSU Pro Day

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker D.J. Welter (31) buries Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Speedy Noil (2) during the second half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won, 23-17.

. Get the latest news and analysis on LSU football players as they chase their dreams making it to the National Football League during the LSU Pro Day on Friday at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility. Among the players scheduled to participate in the pro day are La'el Collins, Kwon Alexander, D.J. Welter, Terrence Magee, Kenny… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles says he sees 'great athleticism and range' in freshman offensive tackle Chidi Valentine-Okeke

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles' eyes get big as he runs up to an official to protest a pass interference call against the Tigers, during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas.

. LSU coach Les Miles told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he has high hopes for freshman offensive tackle Chidi Valentine-Okeke. Valetine-Okeke, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound freshman who played at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Stockbridge, Ga., moved to the U.S. from Nigeria last year. He only played one season of organized football, but his raw… Continue reading →