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And The Valley Shook Aug 9, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Dwight McGlothern

Better Know a Freshman: Dwight McGlothern

Texas product should keep LSU secondary loaded with talent for years to come One of the reasons LSU claims the DBU moniker is that it not only produces quality NFL defensive backs, it produces a strong quantity as well. For every Corey Webster or Patrick Peterson, there’s a Tharold Simon or Jalen Mills. LSU puts its DBs in the NFL, even the ones who may have been nickel defenders but never starters. Dwight McGlothern is walking into a crowded defensive back room, but there’s no reason to think he won’t be playing on Sundays in a few years. The Story While McGlothern graduated from...
And The Valley Shook Aug 7, 2020
LSU Football News and Notes, August 3-7

LSU Football News and Notes, August 3-7

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ Tigers ranked No. 5 in preseason poll Friday marks an important day for both LSU and the SEC as a whole in regards to the 2020 football season. Starting today through August 16, schools are allowed up to 14 hours a week of work, specifically strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs. It is all part of the conference’s new preseason calendar that is based on the guidance of the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force. August 7th was originally meant to be the start of preseason football practice, but that of course has been...
And The Valley Shook Aug 5, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Eric Taylor

Better Know a Freshman: Eric Taylor

Eric Taylor, Twitter It’s no secret that Ed Orgeron is going hog wild recruiting defensive lineman. By far Orgeron’s biggest focus in recruiting has been the collection of high end difference makers and depth on the defensive front. O knows that you need to be able to rotate quality trenchman in and out of the game on defense to not get worn down by a physically imposing offensive line. Eric Taylor is just that, a guy who can potentially step in and play at a high level when the Jaquelin Roys of the world need a breather. The Story Eric Taylor was recruited mainly by LSU and Georgia...
And The Valley Shook Aug 4, 2020
Javonte Smart, Darius Days and Trendon Watford All Returning to LSU Basketball Program

Javonte Smart, Darius Days and Trendon Watford All Returning to LSU Basketball Program

Photo by Sam Greenwood/ Will Wade gets back three starters from last year’s team Monday was an excellent day for Will Wade and the 2020-21 LSU men’s basketball team as Darius Days, Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford all announced they were coming back to school. Monday was the deadline for basketball players to withdraw from the 2020 NBA Draft. After testing the waters, Days and Smart will return for their junior years while Watford will be back for his sophomore season. None of the three players were projected to be drafted which will now be held on October 16. Days averaged 11.1...
And The Valley Shook Aug 3, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Josh White

Better Know a Freshman: Josh White

Speedy linebacker is built along the lines of Debo Jones Football is becoming a more spread out, wide open game. Offenses are running wild thanks in large part to the rules becoming more favorable to offenses. Because of this, defenses are having to adapt and linebackers have the burden of having to cover running backs or tight ends. LSU has had success in recent years with having great athletes playing linebacker, like Debo Jones, Devin White and Patrick Queen. Could Josh White be next in line? The Story White is from Houston, which is basically LSU’s backyard. Houston has the largest...
And The Valley Shook Aug 1, 2020
Greatest Tigers of the Decade: #32 Carley Hoover

Greatest Tigers of the Decade: #32 Carley Hoover

Photo by Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire via If you have come to expect one thing from a Beth Torina led softball team, it is strong pitching. While many have come and many have gone, the first pitcher Torina molded into an ace, from freshman to senior season, was Carley Hoover. Hoover’s collegiate career didn’t begin at LSU. She spent the 2014 season at Stanford with only a few appearances before shutting down due to injury. That summer, she made the decision to come to Baton Rouge. In her first season Hoover led the team in wins (18), ERA (1.78), innings pitched (169) and strikeouts...
And The Valley Shook Jul 30, 2020
Three Former Tigers Set to Resume NBA Season in Orlando

Three Former Tigers Set to Resume NBA Season in Orlando

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Simmons, Temple, Waters return to the court in NBA’s bubble After nearly five months, the NBA is set to resume the season that was derailed by COVID-19 in early March. After intense discussions on how to resume the season, where to play it and how many teams should be involved, the league began holding scrimmages at Walt Disney World on July 22. In total there were 22 teams invited to the Orlando bubble complex, 13 from the Western Conference and nine from the East. The 22 teams will play eight games for the purpose of solidifying seeding for the NBA...
And The Valley Shook Jul 29, 2020
NFLSU: Six Tigers Make NFL Network’s Top 100 for 2020

NFLSU: Six Tigers Make NFL Network’s Top 100 for 2020

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ LSU well represented on Top 100 list Over the course of this week, the NFL Network has been airing its annual Top-100 list, a show where current NFL players vote amongst themselves and rank their peers from 1 to 100. It’s the 10th year of the Top 100 and LSU was well represented on the list. There were six former players on the list. In order of appearance was Jarvis Landry (61st), Odell Beckham Jr. (59th), Tre’Davious White (47th), Danielle Hunter (40th), Tyrann Mathieu (39th) and Jamal Adams was the highest ranked former Tiger (27th). Adams is the...
And The Valley Shook Jul 29, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Max Johnson

Better Know a Freshman: Max Johnson

Terrill Weil, 247. Lefty QB is prime to be literally the greatest football player of all time So LSU is suddenly swimming in blue chip QBs. Between Garrett Nussmeier next year and Walker Howard the year after, LSU seems to be set at QB. There is another blue chip though, lefty Max Johnson, from the same high school as LSU great and guy who was never actually given a sufficient shot in the NFL Zach Mettenberger. Max Johnson is the son of the famously obscure Super Bowl winning QB Brad Johnson, and nephew to Mark Richt. I certainly can’t remember the last time LSU had a lefty starting...
And The Valley Shook Jul 29, 2020
How Did Madden Rate the 2019 LSU Tigers?

How Did Madden Rate the 2019 LSU Tigers?

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Some members of the greatest college football team are now playing big boy ball. How do they stack up against their peers? We are about a month away from the release of EA’s Madden NFL 21, just in time for the NFL season...... we think? Madden has always been the most hyper-realistic football simulator, from the beads of sweat on player’s foreheads, right down to not knowing what the Washington team’s name is supposed to be. But the fanfare for now is about the thing the players themselves care most about: the player ratings. Rookies are generally rated...
And The Valley Shook Jul 28, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Kevontre Bradford

Better Know a Freshman: Kevontre Bradford

Top-15 running back enters crowded but inexperienced backfield with a chance to seize playing time LSU has traditionally always been strong at running back. They’ve also been successful using multiple running backs in a single season. The 2003 and 2007 national championship teams had a lead back sure, but plenty of other backs got their number called. Think Shyrone Carey, Alley Broussard or Keiland Williams. The 2020 Tigers don’t yet have a lead running back. Chris Curry is the most experienced back and got the start in the Peach Bowl for an injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire; Tyrion...
And The Valley Shook Jul 27, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Marcus Dumervil

Better Know a Freshman: Marcus Dumervil

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Stud tackle will help fortify LSU offensive line Do you know why Alabama owned LSU between the infamous 21-0 BCS defeat and the seven years after that? LSU couldn’t move Alabama’s offensive line, while the Tide had its way with the Tiger o-line. Between the 2012 and 2019 NFL Drafts, LSU had a total of five offensive linemen picked and Trai Turner, taken in the third round of the 2014 draft, was the earliest selection. Over that same course of time, Alabama had 10 offensive linemen drafted and four went in the first round alone. Wouldn’t...
And The Valley Shook Jul 26, 2020
Better Know a Freshman: Antoine Sampah

Better Know a Freshman: Antoine Sampah

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via DMV product is poised to be Tigers’ next defensive signal caller The DMV area (Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia) has become one of the most talent rich areas for high school football in America. Some of the premier college football institutions have made inroads there like Clemson and Ohio State. When Ed Orgeron took over LSU he promised the Tigers would be a national brand, and that’s starting to come to fruition in the DMV area. LSU has two commitments in its 2021 class from the DMV area, linebacker Greg Penn III from Maryland and...
And The Valley Shook Jul 25, 2020
Arik Gilbert Named Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year

Arik Gilbert Named Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year

Incoming freshman tight end gets highest high school honor LSU freshman tight end Arik Gilbert was named the 2020 Gatorade high school male athlete of the year Friday, the first tight end to ever win the award. Gilbert caught 105 passes for 1,860 yards and 15 touchdowns last year for Marietta High School. He helped Marietta win the 7A state championship and is the highest rated tight end recruit in 247’s history. Paige Bueckers a basketball player from Minnetonka, Minnesota, was Gatorade’s 2020 female high school athlete of the year. She led Hopkins High School to the 4A state...
And The Valley Shook Jul 24, 2020
Nine Former Tigers on MLB Opening Day Rosters

Nine Former Tigers on MLB Opening Day Rosters

Photo by Mark Brown/ Bregman, LeMahieu highlight list of LSU players in the big leagues Major League Baseball got its shortened season started Thursday night and there are nine former LSU Tigers currently on MLB rosters. Alex Bregman (Astros), Kevin Gausman (Giants), Nick Goody (Rangers) Will Harris (Nationals), JaCoby Jones (Tigers), DJ LeMahieu (Yankees), Aaron Nola (Phillies), Austin Nola (Mariners) and Andrew Stevenson (Nationals) were the nine players on their respective teams’ opening day lineups. Last season was the most successful year of Bregman’s career. He finished...

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  • Arik Gilbert

    Arik Gilbert

    Arik Gilbert Named Gatorade High School Male Athlete of the Year

  • Javonte Smart

    Javonte Smart

    Javonte Smart, Darius Days and Trendon Watford All Returning to LSU Basketball Program

  • Chris Curry

    Chris Curry

    Better Know a Freshman: Kevontre Bradford

  • Max Johnson

    Max Johnson

    Better Know a Freshman: Max Johnson

  • Kayshon Boutte

    Kayshon Boutte

    Better Know a Freshman: Kayshon Boutte

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