Is LSU considering offensive change? ‘You betcha,’ says Les Miles

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As LSU running back Darrel Williams (34) watches, LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron gives instructions during warmups before the game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Starkville.

The pitch in Les Miles’ voice rose. He stared down at a questioner, turning from goofy, humorous coach to angry, defensive leader during Saturday’s postgame news conference. The question: Will you contemplate a serious overhaul of your offense? “The serious and overhaul with the offense ... does that include Leonard Fournette?” he asked. “Would we… Continue reading →

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The basics of reporting banded birds

Advocate photo by Joe Macaluso. Shot 9/27/2007. Region 7 biologist Mike Perot inspects a mature wood duck drake to make sure the just-applied band is secure. Perot and biologist supervisor Chris Davis recorded the band number, noted the sex and maturity of the bird before releasing him into the woods off the Amite River. The wood duck drake is the most colorful duck breeding in Louisiana.

It’s an annual appeal, and it comes from biologists who manage the two most hunted species in Louisiana. Federal and state waterfowl biologists want duck and goose hunters to report taking banded birds. And state’s wildlife biologists want deer hunters to… Continue reading →

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