Early SEC losses serve Tigers well

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Keith Hornsby scores against South Carolina in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

As strange as it may seem, two disappointing losses early in Southeastern Conference play may have served the LSU basketball team well. It didn’t help them in the league standings, of course, but shocking setbacks at Missouri and at home against Texas A&M might have instilled some mental toughness in the Tigers — especially in the closing minutes… Continue reading →

LSU board approves contracts of new LSU football coaches Kevin Steele, Ed Orgeron, four other assistants

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, New LSU football defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, LSU head coach Les Miles and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.

SHREVEPORT — The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the contracts Friday of new LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron. Steele, hired to replace John Chavis earlier this month, has a two-year contract for $1 million a year. Orgeron, who replaced the reassigned Brick Haley, has a two-year deal… Continue reading →

LSU running back Leonard Fournette is an early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next year

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) runs for a long touchdown from scrimmage as Notre Dame cornerback Cody Riggs (2) gives chase during the second half Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in Nashville at the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Notre Dame won 31-28 on a last second field goal to end the game.

. The 2015 season doesn’t begin in more than seventh months, but LSU running back Leonard Fournette is already garnering Heisman Trophy attention. Fournette, the Tigers rising sophomore and former No. 1-ranked recruit in the nation, is second in early Heisman Trophy odds, according to Bovada. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

LSU women rout Ole Miss 70-41

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Mississippi Lady Rebels guard Gracie Frizzell (12) and Mississippi Lady Rebels guard Erika Sisk (5) look on as LSU Lady Tigers guard Raigyne Moncrief (11) recovers the ball, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

At a recent practice, LSU women’s basketball coach Nikki Caldwell made Jenna Deemer run sprints if she didn’t take an open shot. Next time, it was her teammates that had to run. The message was clear: the freshman from New Orleans’ Ursuline High School with the silky jumper needed to seize her offensive opportunities.… Continue reading →

Jalyn Patterson up to practice

LSU guard Jalyn Patterson, bottom, battles for a loose with Vanderbilt forward James Siakam during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. LSU won in overtime, 79-75. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

LSU freshman guard Jalyn Patterson was expected to try and practice Thursday after being sidelined for Wednesday night’s comeback victory over South Carolina — reportedly with concussion-like symptoms. LSU coach Johnny Jones stopped short of saying Patterson, who was injured late in Saturday night’s win at Vanderbilt, suffered a concussion while diving for a loose… Continue reading →

Unheralded fifth freshman pitcher, LSU’s Austin Bain motivated on the mound; New competitor at third base

Advocate Staff Photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Dutchtown's Austin Bain was the District 5-5A MVP.

LSU’s four true freshman pitchers — Jake Latz, Alex Lange, Jake Godfrey and Doug Norman — have received their share of praise heading into this season. But there’s a fifth rookie pitcher on the roster. Geismar native Austin Bain, listed as a pitcher and infielder, slipped out of sight after being shut… Continue reading →

LSU's new football commitment Chidi Valentine-Okeke is a Nigerian with a connection to a current Tigers player

The best way for Mike Tunsil to sum up LSU’s newest commitment is this: “He was the only kid willing to go against Travonte Valentine in practice,” Tunsil said with a laugh. Highly regarded offensive tackle Chidi Valentine-Okeke committed to LSU on Thursday, a surprising commitment from a Nigerian native who’s ranked as a five… Continue reading →

LSU is ranked No. 4 in the USA Today coaches preseason poll

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU junior infielder Alex Bregman fields questions from the media during LSU Baseball's Media Day, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Champions Club at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

. LSU is ranked No. 4 in the USA Today coaches poll released Thursday, giving the Tigers a top-10 ranking in five of the six major college baseball polls. The sixth preseason poll – the writers rankings – has not been released. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

First he had to relearn how to walk; now LSU redshirt freshman pitcher Jesse Stallings wows coaches

Photo provided by LSU sports information -- LSU pitcher Jesse Stallings

A ballpark in Alexandria became a meeting place for prominent LSU baseball figures one night last summer. LSU coach Paul Mainieri found himself two hours northwest of Baton Rouge to watch a pitching prospect take the rubber. Mainieri took his seat in the stands, soon realizing that he wasn’t the only person with LSU ties in the audience.… Continue reading →

Tigers top Gamecocks in see-saw affair

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Jarell Martin pushes past South Carolina's Michael Carrera in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Struggling for the third game in a row, LSU point guard Josh Gray couldn’t buy a basket in the first 37 minutes of his team’s Southeastern Conference matchup Wednesday night against South Carolina. Gray misfired on his first four shots from the field, but made two key baskets down the stretch — including a huge 3-pointer —… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Tigers show more grit in win over Gamecocks

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Jordan Mickey works his way around South Carolina defense in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

Another night in the grindhouse for LSU. The Tigers don’t know any other way to play, really. Their 79-61 victory at Florida a few games back was some kind of statistical anomaly. Otherwise, LSU’s trek through the Southeastern Conference has been a slog, the rest of its games decided by seven points or less and/or in… Continue reading →

Lady Tigers need win against Ole Miss to enhance NCAA hopes

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --  LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell cheers her players on in the second half of LSU's 84-79 win over Kentucky Sunday in the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

As January draws to a close, the LSU Lady Tigers face a decisive final five weeks of their season filled with both opportunities and dangers. LSU righted the ship two weeks ago with wins over ranked teams in Mississippi State and Kentucky, but a 75-58 loss a week ago at then No. 5 Tennessee pushed the Lady… Continue reading →

Podcast: LSU could flip some committed players before signing day

From left to right, LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, head coach Les Miles and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron stand together during a news conference at Louisiana State in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Hilary Scheinuk)

. Just because a player has committed to another school doesn't mean that LSU can't flip the commitment and get him to commit to the Tigers. Who are the players that LSU would like to flip? How has LSU recruiting changed over the years? What is the scouting report on LSU commitment Lanard Fournette? Those questions are… Continue reading →

High school coach of LSU quarterback Brandon Harris told him to leave Tigers

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (6) throws during warmups for the game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Auburn.

. David Feaster, Brandon Harris’ high school coach at Parkway, told the quarterback to transfer to a junior college after his first semester at LSU, the coach said on a north Louisiana radio show Wednesday morning. Feaster tried to talk Harris into transferring, he said on the Tim Fletcher Show, and he said LSU is telling… Continue reading →

Live chat; ask now! Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger on LSU football, baseball

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, right, and LSU special teams coach Bradley Dale Peveto, left, congratulate LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) after his kickoff return touchdown during the first half Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 in Nashville at the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

. Get the latest news and notes are share your views on the LSU football team less than a week away from National Signing Day in this chat with Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger on Thursday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

LSU opening tip: South Carolina at LSU men's basketball on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Johnny Jones coaches against Texas A&M, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.

. Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles provides news, notes and views before Wednesday's South Carolina at LSU men's basketball game at the Pete Maravich Assembly center at 6 p.m. Click here to see the report. Continue reading →

No more ‘Johnny Wholestaff’: LSU relievers hope to develop roles with addition of rookie starters

LSU pitcher Alden Cartwright and the Tigers' relievers might be more specialized this season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Alden Cartwright actually enjoyed when he didn’t have a specific role in LSU’s bullpen last season. He never knew when coach Paul Mainieri would suddenly turn to him and say those five words. “I kind of like when Coach Mainieri is like, ‘Hey, Cartwright, go warm up,’ and two minutes later I’m in the game,” the former Runnels… Continue reading →

Johnny Jones tries to keep LSU aware of South Carolina’s big wins

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Johnny Jones coaches against Texas A&M, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.

To ensure his team doesn’t overlook anyone, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones looks at who a particular opponent has played and how it fared in those games. Sometimes, it can be a real eye-opener. Take, for example, South Carolina’s 68-45 blowout of Clemson on Dec. 19. When those intrastate rivals met, Clemson was 3½ weeks… Continue reading →

Video: LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones says the Tigers continue to grow as a team

LSU coach Johnny Jones watches the second half of his team's NCAA college basketball game against Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. LSU defeated Florida 79-61. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

. LSU men's basketball coach Johnny Jones previews Wednesday's game against South Carolina and reviews the Tigers' wins last week. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Ross Dellenger's Twitter Mailbag

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri fields questions from the media during LSU Baseball's Media Day, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Champions Club at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

. Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football team. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills headed to trial in early April for simple battery charge, could face 6 months in prison or $1,000 fine

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

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills will head to trial on April 8 for a charge of simple battery. A trial date was set during a status hearing last week, court records show, and it could impact Mills’ participation in spring practice. The April 8 court date comes in the midst of Continue reading →

Podcast: The LSU men's basketball team is proving itself to be worthy of the NCAA tournament

Associated Press photo by Mark Zaleski -- LSU guard Jalyn Patterson dives for a loose ball during the second half Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Patterson scored 10 points and had three assists in the Tigers' 79-75 overtime win over Vanderbilt.

. The victories are coming and the RPI is increasing. If the NCAA tournament were this week the LSU men's basketball team, by plenty of accounts, would definitely be in. But how good are the Tigers are what lies ahead? Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff and Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles answer those questions in this… Continue reading →

LSU forward Jordan Mickey named LSWA Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) is fouled by LSU forward Jordan Mickey (25) while going up for a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. LSU defeated Florida 79-61. (AP Photo/The Gainesville Sun, Matt Stamey)

. After averaging a double-double for the week and helping his team to a pair of conference road wins, LSU’s Jordan Mickey has been named the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after voting by a LSWA panel on Monday. Mickey opened the week with 14 points and 14… Continue reading →

LSU basketball starting to creep higher in NCAA tournament bracket projections

LSU forward Jordan Mickey (25) celebrates with guard Keith Hornsby (4) after scoring against Vanderbilt in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. LSU won in overtime, 79-75. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

After dropping to the high 50s in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) a week ago, the LSU men’s basketball team has climbed about 20 spots on the strength of back-to-back road wins against Florida and Vanderbilt. LSU, 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference going into Wednesday night’s home game against South Carolina, held down the 37th spot… Continue reading →

LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele to get two-year contract for $1M a year; salary a big drop from John Chavis’ deal

Associated Press file photo by Hilary Scheinuk -- Kevin Steele, left, shanes hands with LSU  coach Les Miles as he was introduced as the Tigers new defensive coordinator. Steele was offered a two-year contract at $1 million per year, which is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday.

New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has been offered a two-year contract paying him $1 million per year. Steele’s contract was released Monday afternoon and is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday. Steele’s salary is $300,000 less than what his predecessor, John Chavis, made in his final year… Continue reading →

LSU to make nearly $9 million on neutral site games against BYU, Miami

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU played Wisconsin in Houston to open the 2014 season.

LSU will make nearly $9 million from its two most recently scheduled neutral site games, according to game contracts obtained by The Advocate. ESPN will pay LSU $4 million for a game against BYU in Houston in 2017, and the Tigers will get a whopping $4.75 million from the network for the game against Miami in Arlington,… Continue reading →

LSU spring football game set for April 18

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place kicker Trent Domingue (14) kicks a field goal as LSU quarterback Brad Kragthorpe (16) holds and Texas A&M Aggies defensive back De'Vante Harris (1) pressures during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas.

. LSU will kick off spring practice on March 7 and will hold its annual spring game on April 18, the school announced on Monday. A time for the spring game has not been set. The game coincides with LSU baseball’s series at Georgia. Spring football practice will overlap with the school’s spring break, which starts… Continue reading →

LSU is ranked No. 2 in Baseball America's preseason poll

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn, left, and head coach Paul Mainieri's Tigers are ranked No. 2 in Baseball America's preseason polls.

. LSU begins the 2015 season as the second-best team in the nation, according to at least one outlet. The Tigers are No. 2 in Baseball America’s preseason poll released Monday morning, their highest ranking of any preseason poll thus far. LSU has been ranked as low as No. 9 among the four polls released.… Continue reading →

St. Augustine's Lanard Fournette, younger brother of LSU star Leonard, commits to the Tigers as an athlete

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --St. Augustine running back Lanard Fournette (center) looks to get into the end zone for St. Aug's first touchdown with only Shaw defensive back Jaiwon Charles (1) standing in his way at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

St. Augustine senior running back Lanard Fournette, the younger brother of LSU standout Leonard Fournette, will be joining his brother in Baton Rouge. Fournette confirmed to The Advocate on Saturday that he was offered a scholarship as an athlete and that he committed during his visit to LSU this weekend. Big brother Leonard sent a congratulatory message… Continue reading →

LSU's young pitchers surrounded by veterans in field

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  LSU's Alex Bregman tags the bag and outs Ashford Fulmer at second then throws to first for the double play against Houston on Monday, June 2, 2014 at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the championship game of the first round of NCAA regionals.

In the living room of Jake Godfrey and Jake Latz’s apartment is a makeshift bed. It might as well have “Alex Bregman” engraved on its side. “He’s our guy,” Godfrey said smiling. Already, the veteran position players and freshman pitchers are mingling. It’s key for an LSU team that’ll rely on a… Continue reading →

LSU stays hot on the road with a 79-75 overtime victory at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt center Damian Jones (30) is fouled going to basket by LSU forward Jordan Mickey (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four of the first five games in Southeastern Conference play were grinders for the LSU men’s basketball team. With the exception of an 18-point bashing of Florida in Gainesville on Tuesday night, the Tigers have had to go to the wire the other four times with two of them going to overtime… Continue reading →

Video: LSU forward Jarell Martin talks about coming up big in the final minutes of the Tigers' 79-75 overtime victory at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt forward James Siakam, left, steals the ball from LSU forward Jarell Martin during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. LSU won in overtime ,79-75. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

. LSU forward Jarell Martin scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and three steals in the Tigers' 79-75 overtime victory at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Rejuvenated offense, stingy defense helped LSU rally past Vanderbilt

LSU coach Johnny Jones talks with guard Tim Quarterman (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After learning the hard way, no one has to tell the LSU men’s basketball team that failing to put a team away when it has the opportunity can become a problem. It has happened three times to the Tigers since Southeastern Conference play began earlier this month, even though they managed… Continue reading →

SEC road remains friendly to Tigers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The road magic continued for the LSU basketball team Saturday night with a dramatic 79-75 overtime victory over Vanderbilt in Memorial Gymnasium. LSU rallied from an eight-point deficit with 12:26 to play in the second half and managed to get the game to overtime, where it outscored Vanderbilt 10-6 for… Continue reading →

Even in the Pro Bowl, it’s safe to expect the spectacular from Odell Beckham Jr.

Associated Press file photo by Kathy Willens -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a former LSU standout, makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr in Noember in East Rutherford, N.J.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — You knew it was coming as Mark Ingram snuck up behind Odell Beckham Jr. as he addressed reporters following practice at the Pro Bowl. The New Orleans Saints running back tapped Beckham on the shoulder, arched his back and stuck his right arm as far back as he could behind his head.… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU baseball team tries again to climb College World Series mountain

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- From left, LSU hitting coach Andy Cannizaro, head coach Paul Mainieri, and volunteer assistant coach Will Davis observe bunting practice Friday at Alex Box Stadium.

If you play or coach baseball at LSU, the expectations never relent. It’s there from the moment you arrive at Alex Box Stadium for batting practice or a game and see the six national championship flags snapping in the breeze. Or the faces of LSU All-Americans, staring expectantly from plaques on the iron and brick fence ringing the… Continue reading →

As the experienced sophomore, Jared Poché is set to fill Aaron Nola’s role as the LSU baseball team’s leader

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU sophomore left-handed pitcher Jared Poche fields questions from the media during LSU Baseball's Media Day, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Champions Club at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. Poche is set to start on the Tigers' opening night against Kansas, Friday, Feb. 13.

On a windy Friday evening at Alex Box Stadium, Jared Poché stepped on the mound and delivered a fastball to batter Jared Foster for a strike. In a literal sense, the pitch opened LSU’s 2015 baseball practice. In a figurative sense, Poché’s fastball began his stint as the Tigers’ new Aaron Nola. In one… Continue reading →

LSU freshman Mike Papierski hopes to add defense, pop

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU freshman catcher Mike Papierski jokes around with teammates between interviews during media day Friday at Alex Box Stadium.

LSU hasn’t had a 6-foot-3 catcher on its roster since Bill Clinton worked in the Oval Office. The Tigers have, at long last, found another one. Freshman Mike Papierski will be the tallest catcher at LSU since 2000, when Brad Cresse crouched behind the plate in the original Alex Box Stadium and helped deliver the Tigers’… Continue reading →

Video: LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri is optimistic about the upcoming season

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri fields questions from the media during LSU Baseball's Media Day, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Champions Club at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

. LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri talks to the media about how the Tigers strengths and weaknesses as they prepare to enter the upcoming season. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: LSU baseball team confident that youngsters and pitching will hold up in 2015

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU junior infielder Alex Bregman fields questions from the media during LSU Baseball's Media Day, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 in the Champions Club at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge.

. In the sights and sounds from LSU baseball media day on Friday, the Tiges' coach Paul Mainieri and his players like the mix of youth and experience on their team and feel good about their pitching going into the season. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Video: A planned visit to Alabama doesn't change the commitment to LSU for Catholic running back Derrius Guice

. Catholic running back Derrius Guice talks about his commitment to LSU and his maturity during his senior season after being suspended from the team. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

Senior Bowl: La’el Collins says his move to stay at LSU was good for him

Associated Press photo by MIKE KITTRELL -- Kaleb Eulls of Mississippi State and offensive tackle La'el Collins of LSU practice for Saturday's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Before making his decision on whether to return to LSU for his senior season, offensive tackle La’el Collins sought advice from several sources. But the best advice he got was from his cousin, former Tigers defensive end Marcus Spears. “He told me, ‘If there was any doubt in your mind, you should go back to school,’… Continue reading →

Rheagan Courville leads LSU gymnastics team to a throttling of Missouri

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Rheagan Courville competes on the beam against Missouri in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.  Courville was awarded top all-arounder with a score of 39.625

The exposure of her athletes and sport to a broader audience is what LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux has worked toward her entire career. Friday gave Breaux a taste of a possible side effect. Television pauses dotted LSU’s 197.350-192.675 throttling of Missouri in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, rendering the Tigers unable to seize momentum… Continue reading →

7-footer Darcy Malone is coming up big for the LSU men’s basketball team

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU center Darcy Malone (22) passes the ball past Texas A&M center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10), Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La.

In his seemingly endless quest to find a fifth starter in his team’s first 15 games, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones went through three big men: freshmen Elbert Robinson III and Aaron Epps and senior John Odo. Just about when he was out of possibilities, Jones finally got what he was looking for in an 87-84 double-overtime win… Continue reading →

New LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to get a two-year deal for $450,000 a year

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- New LSU football defensive line coach Ed Orgeron smiles while answering questions.

New LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will make $450,000 a year as part of his two-year contract with LSU, according to the LSU Board of Supervisors agenda released Friday afternoon. The contracts for new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and Orgeron are set to be approved at the board meeting next Friday. Four other assistant coaches received… Continue reading →