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And The Valley Shook Oct 17, 2020
SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Hits Record Low

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Hits Record Low

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Not great, Bob! Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in LSU Tigers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. You, our beloved readers of And the Valley Shook, have made your voices heard loud and clear in this week’s reaction poll: y’all think this football team ain’t very good and only 36 percent of voters are confident in the team. Look at that decline! I didn’t have the reaction data for confidence after the Vanderbilt game, but...
And The Valley Shook Oct 15, 2020
Men’s Basketball Begins Preseason Practice

Men’s Basketball Begins Preseason Practice

Photo by Sean Gardner/ Season begins November 25 in Lincoln After the 2019-20 basketball season was cut unceremoniously short by COVID-19, the 2020-21 edition of the LSU men’s basketball team opened preseason camp Wednesday. Head basketball coach/”f—ing gangster” Will Wade met with the press Tuesday and provided updates on the state of both his roster and the Tigers’ schedule. LSU’s schedule is still in the process of being solidified but there are a few things we know for certain. For instance, LSU will open the season on November 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska as part of a...
And The Valley Shook Oct 14, 2020
LSU-Florida Game Postponed

LSU-Florida Game Postponed

Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via COVID forces Tigers and Gators to reschedule for December 12 LSU’s Saturday afternoon trip to Gainesville has been postponed to December 12th after a COVID-19 outbreak left Florida without enough healthy football players to participate the SEC announced Wednesday. Reports surfaced Tuesday that Florida would be halting all football activities after some Gator players had tested positive for the virus. It was reported by several outlets including The Alligator, Florida’s student newspaper, that 19 players had tested positive for the virus,...
And The Valley Shook Oct 13, 2020
Tuesdays with Ed: Florida

Tuesdays with Ed: Florida

Photo by Sean Gardner/ Coach O calls for simplicity on the LSU defense; LSU fans call for...well something else on defense Ed Orgeron had his weekly Zoom meeting with reporters after his Tigers got embarrassed by the Missouri Tigers 45-41 and gave maybe the most obvious statement of the year: “On defense not a very good performance.” Anyway, the Tigers (1-2), are in a precarious position: outside of the Top 25 and staring down a trip to Gainesville where a win could get LSU back on track and a loss could...well let’s not think about that just yet. Here’s what else Coach O said...
And The Valley Shook Oct 11, 2020
Tigers Drop Out of AP Top 25

Tigers Drop Out of AP Top 25

Photo by Gus Stark/Collegiate Images/ The sky is falling After dropping its second game in three weeks, LSU (1-2) has fallen all the way out of the AP Top-25, becoming the first defending champion since 2011 Auburn to be unranked. This is hardly a surprising result of Saturday’s 45-41 loss to the Missouri Tigers. LSU is a bad team and bad teams don’t deserve to be ranked in any poll. LSU has fallen from defending national champs to “others receiving votes” and is barely getting any votes at the moment. LSU got five votes and have 19 other teams ahead of them in the others group....
And The Valley Shook Oct 10, 2020
Winners and Losers: Missouri

Winners and Losers: Missouri

Photo by Gus Stark/Collegiate Images/ The wheels have come off If this isn’t rock bottom I shudder to think what is. LSU got beat Saturday by the Missouri Tigers 45-41. A four-point loss sure, but as an embarrassing a loss in program history compounded by the fact that, for the second time in three weeks, Ed Orgeron and Bo Pelini’s defense got eviscerated, this time by a redshirt freshman quarterback making his first career start. In what was supposed to be the easiest stretch of LSU’s schedule, the Tigers have limped to a 1-2 start. There’s a trip to Florida looming. And...
And The Valley Shook Oct 9, 2020
Let’s Rank a Bunch of Tigers

Let’s Rank a Bunch of Tigers

Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Good kitty In my short time writing I’ve learned people love lists. They’re easy, consumable and best of all leads to something big time journalists (such as all ATVS writers are) love: people arguing. So in honor of playing Missouri, let’s talk about various tigers. 15. Clemson’s Tiger Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Clemson’s tiger is a very lame ass tiger and it has a fittingly lame name, simply referred to as “The Tiger.” I’m reminded of 2010’s The Social Network when Sean Parker (Justin...
And The Valley Shook Oct 9, 2020
What To Watch For: Missouri

What To Watch For: Missouri

Calvin Mattheis/SEC One last test run before a massive trip to The Swamp So we arrive at our last game before Florida. This one should be comfortably winnable, but will not be quite as easy as Vanderbilt. Mizzou, for starters, has a better QB in Connor Bazelak than Vanderbilt did; the Tigers also have a legitimate, Pro Bowl potential superstar linebacker in Nick Bolton, who is probably a top-five at the position nationwide. After Derek Stingley, Bolton is probably the best player in this game, he’s that good. On the interior of their defensive line sits tackle Kobie Whiteside, an...
And The Valley Shook Oct 8, 2020
Ranking Every Week 5 NFL Game by LSU-Ness

Ranking Every Week 5 NFL Game by LSU-Ness

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Joe Burrow won a game! What a week for the Tigers in the NFL. The headliner was Joe Burrow finally winning his first NFL game. Perhaps more importantly, he was only sacked once. All things are possible. Odell Beckham Jr looked like a version of himself we haven’t seen in years, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Jefferson, and Patrick Queen are establishing themselves as the best rookies at their positions. What do they have in store for us this week? Let’s take a look. BUCCANEERS at BEARS When: 7:20 pm CST on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime Former LSU Bucs...
And The Valley Shook Oct 7, 2020
Playin’ Nice: Rock M Nation

Playin’ Nice: Rock M Nation

Rock M Nation’s Sammy Stava previews the other, other Tigers I got home late last night and couldn’t really come up with a really original introduction, so let’s get right to business. LSU is playing Missouri on Saturday —we’re assuming in Columbia but it is not yet official— and joining us today from our sister site Rock M Nation is Sammy Stava. You can find Sammy on Twitter @StavaonSTL. 1. This is kind of a broad question but Missouri’s probably the football program LSU fans are the least familiar with. What do they need to know about the other, other Tigers? Missouri has...
And The Valley Shook Oct 5, 2020
Winners and Losers: Vanderbilt

Winners and Losers: Vanderbilt

Photo by Gus Stark/Collegiate Images/ John Emery Jr. has his coming out party in Music City That’s more like it. The defending national champion LSU Tigers (1-1) picked up its first win of the 2020 football season, a 41-7 thumping over the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2) in Nashville. The LSU offense looked a little more like the 2019 unit, with Myles Brennan completing 23 balls to 11 different receivers, while the Tiger defense picked itself up off the ground and held Vanderbilt to 266 net total yards, 113 passing yards, and came away with two interceptions. Sure it’s Vanderbilt but a...
And The Valley Shook Oct 4, 2020
LSU Climbs Three Spots to 17 in AP Poll

LSU Climbs Three Spots to 17 in AP Poll

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Movin’ on up After picking up a 41-7 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores, your Fightin’ Tigers of LSU moved up three spots in this week’s AP Poll checking in at No. 17. It was the first win for Myles Brennan as a starting quarterback who threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns, two to Terrace Marshall and the other two to Jontre Kirklin. The LSU secondary was markedly better, holding Vanderbilt’s true freshman quarterback Ken Seals to 113 yards. Seals completed 44 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions. Crazy what having the best defensive...
And The Valley Shook Oct 3, 2020
Initial Impression: LSU 41, Vanderbilt 7

Initial Impression: LSU 41, Vanderbilt 7

Marshall! | Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports A good old fashioned blowout The first rule for getting out of a hole: stop digging. This wasn’t a pretty win nor was it a close one the team had to sweat out. LSU took the lead early, then slowly asserted its dominance more and more, until Vandy was hopelessly behind. LSU stopped digging the hole. The Tigers’ first four drives of the game all ended at midfield or better, but only resulted in 14 points. Being up by two touchdowns is better than being down by two touchdowns, and if your biggest problem early on is your lead isn’t...
And The Valley Shook Oct 3, 2020
PREGAME OPEN THREAD 10/3/20

PREGAME OPEN THREAD 10/3/20

Preview: Tigers Look to Right the Ship Against the Commodores - LSUSports.net LeMahieu Sets Major League Milestone - LSUSports.net Three Former Tigers Set for 2020 MLB Playoffs - LSUSports.net Inside the practical mind of JaCoby Stevens, LSU’s ‘machine’-like leader and safety - The Advocate Ali Gaye’s uncommon route from The Gambia to LSU leads him to the cusp of stardom - The Advocate LSU LT Dare Rosenthal is ‘game-time decision’ for Vanderbilt, Ed Orgeron says; Wire available - The Advocate LSU center Liam Shanahan named a semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy - The...
And The Valley Shook Oct 2, 2020
SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Waning in LSU After Mississippi State Loss

SB Nation Reacts: Confidence Waning in LSU After Mississippi State Loss

Photo by Chris Parent/Collegiate Images/ 623 passing yards + 10-point loss= panic Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in LSU Tigers fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Well the nation’s longest winning streak had to come to an end at some point, and boy did things ever come to a complete halt than last Saturday when Mississippi State upset your defending national champion Tigers 44-34. It’s year two of SB Nation’s weekly reaction polls and you the collective LSU fanbase...

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