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Recruiting Update: Coach O and Staff Have Their First Weekend With Some Big Names

Recruiting Update: Coach O and Staff Have Their First Weekend With Some Big Names

LSU ended the quiet period with a bang, but were there any booms? With only three weekends until NSD following the end of the quiet period and about eight more spots to fill in the class, Coach Orgeron and the staff wasted little time in putting together one solid weekend of recruits. With that, let’s just get into it: Marvin Wilson Wilson, the five-star defensive tackle from Houston, came with his mom, brother, sister and close friend and high school teammate Mac Rowe, who has applied to LSU (Dear admissions, let’s work on some next-day acceptance letter mail here). From other...
And The Valley Shook Jan 16, 2017
Gym Beats Bama in Top 5 Matchup

Gym Beats Bama in Top 5 Matchup

LSU is on top of the mountaintop right now Well, that was a bunch of fun, wasn’t it? Beating Bama, regardless of the sport, is always a great thing, but it’s doubly sweet when we beat them at their place, in a matchup of top five teams, on national TV. Even better, the meet wasn’t particularly close. It wasn’t a total snoozer or anything, but we’re not arguing over fractional points at the end of this one. OK, it did come down to the final beam slot, in which Ashleigh Gnat simply had to not fall off of Satan’s Apparatus to secure victory, but there was a moment where it got a...
And The Valley Shook Jan 15, 2017
2018 LB Damone Clark Commits to LSU!

2018 LB Damone Clark Commits to LSU!

News is still trickling in from the star-studded official visit weekend in Baton Rouge, as far as 2017 prospects are concerned, but the 2018 class already received a tremendous boost when stud Baton Rouge Lab LB prospect Damone Clark gave his pledge: LSU Commit pic.twitter.com/AcnJD3Bsso— Damone Clark (@clark_damone) January 15, 2017 Clark recently participated in the Army All-American bowl combine in San Antonio and received high marks for his performance, even being named to the All-Combine Team. Clark is the type of big, rangy LB that should thrive in Aranda’s defense. Though...
And The Valley Shook Jan 14, 2017
POSTGAME: Alabama 81, LSU 66

POSTGAME: Alabama 81, LSU 66

Tigers defense collapses in the second half, fall to 1-4 in conference Normally I wouldn’t feel too great about scoring 33 points in the first half, but that was an impressive feat considering Alabama’s level of defense. LSU also managed to hold the Crimson Tide to only 28 points in the first half, a far cry from how the last five games started out. It really looked like the guys, especially forwards, were figuring it out and how to function as an effective defense without Craig Victor’s inside presence. Granted, Alabama’s offense is nothing to brag about, it’s still a tremendous...
And The Valley Shook Jan 14, 2017
GAMETHREAD: Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama, 2:30pm, SEC Network

GAMETHREAD: Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama, 2:30pm, SEC Network

Tigers take on one of the nation’s best defenses Less than 24 hours after LSU Gymnastics dropped the hammer on #4 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Men’s Basketball will attempt to do the same in the PMAC. The Tigers, as you might know, come into this afternoon’s game with a 9-6 (1-3) record having lost their last four of five. The Crimson Tide are 9-6 (2-1), with both of their conference wins coming against teams who already beat LSU. That fact alone doesn’t bode too well for the Tigers, but neither does Alabama’s trend of stout defending. Alabama beat Mississippi State and Vanderbilt,...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2017
Malachi Dupre Declares for the NFL Draft

Malachi Dupre Declares for the NFL Draft

LSU’s leader in catches and yards will forego his senior season. LSU junior wide receiver Malachi Dupre announced his decision to head to the NFL Draft this afternoon in a series of very tasteful tweets: Thank You #ForeverLSU pic.twitter.com/RhKyo2QhgX— Malachi Dupre (@MalachiDupre) January 13, 2017 and this video. Thank you #ForeverLSU pic.twitter.com/vqdNTlLboL— Malachi Dupre (@MalachiDupre) January 13, 2017 Dupre finished his LSU career with his best game, catching seven passes for 143 yards in LSU’s Citrus Bowl win. Both figures were career highs. He finished 2016 with...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2017
The Biggest LSU Sporting Event of the Winter

The Biggest LSU Sporting Event of the Winter

LSU-Bama in gym is the biggest thing until March Things you never thought you’d read five years ago: LSU has a huge gymnastics meet this week on national TV (7:30 p.m. tonight, SEC Network) that will be the biggest LSU sporting event of the month. Gym has moved from a cool little sideshow that we briefly acknowledge during the postseason, to an out and out phenomenon. About the same number of people went to see LSU open up their season against Georgia as would watch the hoops team play Mississippi State that same weekend. And only one group of roughly 7,000 people actually went home...
And The Valley Shook Jan 13, 2017
LSU Official Visitor List: January 13th

LSU Official Visitor List: January 13th

We got some big’ns coming in. We’re sprinting to the finish in the 2017 recruiting cycle, with 3 big official visit weekends on the horizons, beginning this weekend, with the most star-packed group of them all. LSU’s class is currently sitting at 19 commitments and will likely take 6-8 more players in this cycle and close out as well as anyone in the country in these final weeks. Let’s take a look at the visitors this weekend and where LSU stands with them. Marvin Wilson, 5-star DT Wilson is the primary target on the board for Orgeron and staff. The single biggest fish still out...
And The Valley Shook Jan 12, 2017
Link Gumbo 1/12/2017: Final Recruiting Push Begins

Link Gumbo 1/12/2017: Final Recruiting Push Begins

News and notes for your Thursday. Running through a few items as the final recruiting contact period opens today and the college football nation begins the push through to National Signing Day on Feb. 1... We’ll have more on what’s shaping up to be a HUGE weekend of official visits on Friday, but for now LSU has confirmed five of the six early enrollees as having attended class (which officially starts the eligibility clock/transfer rules), with wide receiver Mannie Netherly starting tomorrow. SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman has a mailbag column up which discusses some of the big fish...
And The Valley Shook Jan 11, 2017
POSTGAME: Texas A&M 92, LSU 62

POSTGAME: Texas A&M 92, LSU 62

Tigers fall to 9-6 in apathetic loss to Aggies Maybe it was sending a message to a few players, maybe it was wanting better defensive players on the court, but Coach Jones started out the game with a new starting five. Duop Reath and of course Antonio Blakeney stayed, but Branden Jenkins, Jalyn Patterson, and Wayde Sims all replaced Skylar Mays, Brandon Sampson, and Aaron Epps to start the game. It was an effort to change how things have been, I’ll give that to Coach. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a fruitless effort, as his Tigers gave up well over 90 points again. This is the fifth...
And The Valley Shook Jan 11, 2017
GAMETHREAD: Men’s Basketball @ Texas A&M, 7:30pm, SEC Network

GAMETHREAD: Men’s Basketball @ Texas A&M, 7:30pm, SEC Network

Hey! SEC Shootyhoops! It’s a thing! Subbing in here for Marques, who’s lost somewhere in Baton Rouge’s never ending traffic jam. LSU’s back on the road tonight at College Station, desperate to hold the season together and prevent their resume from being completely torn apart long before Football’s signing day. The Tigers wont get an easier test than the Aggies of A&M. 0-3 since the start of conference play, including a FOURTY TWO point blowout against Kentucky, A&M looks nothing like last year’s sweet 16 team. Meanwhile, LSU is trying to fix their glaring issues on defense....
And The Valley Shook Jan 11, 2017
Derrius Guice Wins 2016 SEC Rushing Title

Derrius Guice Wins 2016 SEC Rushing Title

LSU still finished with the SEC’s top runner despite Leonard Fournette’s injury. With the national championship game in the books and all SEC season statistics finalized, LSU sophomore tailback Derrius Guice finished as the league’s leader in both rushing and all-purpose yards. Despite starting only six games, Guice’s 1,387 rushing yards led the conference. It was also the fourth-highest season total in LSU history. His 1,716 all-purpose yards and per-game average of 143.0 also led the league, while his 16 combined touchdowns tied with Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald for the...
And The Valley Shook Jan 10, 2017
Tigers Welcome Six Mid-Year Enrollees

Tigers Welcome Six Mid-Year Enrollees

Several high-profile members of the 2017 recruiting class are on campus and ready to compete. LSU’s six mid-year enrollees out of their 2017 recruiting commitments have made it to campus as of this week, with classes set to begin soon. The list includes quarterback Lowell Narisse, offensive tackle Austin Deculus, safeties Jacoby Stevens and Grant Delpit, wide receiver Manny Netherly and defensive end Justin Thomas: Narcisse, out of St. James, La., is a composite four-star recruit and the ninth-rated dual-threat QB in the class. The Tigers beat out Auburn (to whom Narcisse was committed...
And The Valley Shook Jan 10, 2017
Tigers Finish 13th in Final Poll; Too-Early 2017 Polls Out

Tigers Finish 13th in Final Poll; Too-Early 2017 Polls Out

Tigers check in at highest final AP ranking since 2011 With an epic national title game in the books and a new national champion, the Associated Press issued its final college football poll of the 2016 season. And while the No. 1 team is pretty easy to figure out, LSU checked in at 13th — the program’s highest final ranking since their national runner-up finish in 2011. Here’s the full AP Poll to conclude the year: Clemson (3) Alabama (1) USC (9) Washington Oklahoma (7) Ohio State (2) Penn State (5) Florida State (10) Wisconsin (8) Michigan (6) Oklahoma State (13) Stanford (16) LSU...
And The Valley Shook Jan 10, 2017
LSU Linebacker Board: Where We Go From Here

LSU Linebacker Board: Where We Go From Here

With less than a month until NSD, LSU needs more linebackers Recruiting is a fickle beast, even moreso when you focus on one position. Travel with me back to the summer and LSU is set at the linebacker position. Patrick Queen was already committed, Dylan Moses, despite de-committing, had LSU as his leader, it seems as if Chris Allen would follow the two and there was still time to add even more if necessary, like K’Lavon Chaisson and Levi Jones among others. Fast forward from there to December and it’s a disaster. Moses and Allen are Bama bound, Monty Rice pulled a fast one on LSU...
And The Valley Shook Jan 9, 2017
Sneaky Good Pod Episode 23: Something Something Lane Kiffin

Sneaky Good Pod Episode 23: Something Something Lane Kiffin

The boys are back in town and recording podcasts again. So here you go. We wrap up the 2016 LSU football season that was and talk about the program going forward. Also, I had to drag Poseur’s opinion on Lane Kiffin out of him here: If you could, subscribe on ITunes and leave us a purty comment. Or a bad one. But mostly good ones. Sneaky good comments, please.
And The Valley Shook Jan 9, 2017
D.J. Chark to Return to LSU for Senior Season

D.J. Chark to Return to LSU for Senior Season

Some great news today as Jr. WR D.J. Chark has decided to return to LSU for his senior campaign: Geaux Tigers #7 pic.twitter.com/sQA3xIecIr— DJ Chark (@DJChark82) January 9, 2017 Chark was waffling between taking his career to the next level and coming back to build his resume as a feature option in Matt Canada’s new look LSU offense. Today he finalized his decision to return. This is huge news for an LSU offense that will be looking to continue to build upon the foundation built by Ensminger last season. LSU will lose a number of “starters” on offense, but more importantly a...
And The Valley Shook Jan 9, 2017
A Record Breaking Night for Gym

A Record Breaking Night for Gym

LSU gym is the best. Literally. #1 in the country. It’s possible to read too much into the first meet of the season, but that’s not going to stop us, is it? LSU opened up the 2017 gymnastics season with a thorough domination of an SEC rival. Georgia isn’t quite the program they were when they were winning titles seemingly every year, but they still made it to Fort Worth last year. Heck, LSU had to survive a regional hosted by the Gym Dawgs after losing to them in the regular season. Apparently, last year’s regular season defeat bothered the Tigers. This was midseason form, and a...
And The Valley Shook Jan 9, 2017
LSU Was Really Good This Year, Part 2: The Offensive Line

LSU Was Really Good This Year, Part 2: The Offensive Line

With a Special Intro from Chef Justin Wilson You know what else LSU is really good at? Blocking people. There is certainly a lot of contention around this so-called rabid, devoted, devout and, uhh, hydrophobic (???) fan base around whether the offensive line was actually good or not. They were pretty good. It’s kinda hard to be bad when you recruit so many 4 and 5 star prospects on the line. It’s the same as our defensive line. You recruit an abundance of big dudes and even if a few of them don’t pan out you’re still going to have a base of excellence. The Numbers Adjusted Line...
And The Valley Shook Jan 7, 2017
POSTGAME: Mississippi State 95, LSU 78

POSTGAME: Mississippi State 95, LSU 78

Tigers fall to 1-2 in conference play Before this undoubtedly devolves into a giant negative rant about the state of the team, I’ll just throw out some team stats. Both teams had 14 turnovers, State out-rebounded LSU 40-39. Normally that’d make for a close game. LSU’s defense isn’t a normal defense. Mississippi State shot 54% from the field, way better than their season average of 44%. They achieved this feat, as well as falling short of the century mark by only five points, on the road. You can blame Johnny’s passive, lackluster offense all you want. The offense isn’t the...

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