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And The Valley Shook Aug 18, 2017
Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Quarterbacks

Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Quarterbacks

Would you believe this position isn’t the biggest question on offense? There’s a lot of talk about a new era for LSU Football this upcoming season, and for good reason with a new head coach and a new offense. But what’s really changed is that the quarterback position has become relatively stable. There’s a fifth-year senior starter, another vet with three years in the program, plus a pair of talented, highly recruited freshmen ready to develop for the future. That’s as good a depth chart as any program could ask for in a typical season, even with the recent departure of redshirt...
And The Valley Shook Aug 18, 2017
ATVS Roundtable: Quarterbacks!

ATVS Roundtable: Quarterbacks!

Allegedly, they exist! Most of us have come into camp with somewhat similar expectations of Danny Etling as LSU's starting quarterback. So what do you think of Ed Orgeron's recent comments regarding freshman Myles Brennan? Dan #8Heismans Seth I'm not sure that Coach O's comments mean much. They obviously think highly of Myles, and that's good to hear, but for him, or any of the other guys to unseat Etling would be a massive challenge. Quarterback is unlike other positions because there's only 1 on the field. There's no "Ok, let's a get a d-line rotation in for the BYU game" and then you...
And The Valley Shook Aug 18, 2017
Orgeron ‘Not Expecting’ Arden Key for Season Opener

Orgeron ‘Not Expecting’ Arden Key for Season Opener

Updating the latest from Coach O’s Thursday evening press conference. Ed Orgeron met with media members after practice on Thursday, ahead of the Tigers’ third and final preseason camp scrimmage. Official season practices — that is to say, game prep — will begin on Monday and be open to the media. The Tigers will scrimmage a fourth time before the season opener with BYU on Labor Day Weekend, but it will be a more typical in-season type of scrimmage. Most notably, Orgeron said that star pass-rusher Arden Key is likely out for the season opener, although he did hedge slightly. "Nah, I...
And The Valley Shook Aug 17, 2017
Better Know a Freshman: Austin Deculus

Better Know a Freshman: Austin Deculus

Incoming Texas OL is a nasty mauler with a future on the inside. Unquestionably, the most battered unit on the 2017 roster is the offensive line. After first enduring an on onslaught of transfers, mostly unfortunately of talented swing lineman Maea Teuhema, early Fall Camp returns showed injuries and more injuries and even more injuries, leaving LSU with just 7 capable bodies, many of whom have zero playing time. Impressions of LSU’s offensive line play in recent years vary wildly depending on the source. Pro Football Focus notably ranked LSU’s 2016 OL as the best in the nation. They...
And The Valley Shook Aug 17, 2017
Guice, Key Named Pre-Season All-Americans

Guice, Key Named Pre-Season All-Americans

Tigers are first-team selections for CBS and Sports Illustrated. LSU juniors Derrius Guice and Arden Key have been named first-team pre-season All-Americans by Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports. Guice led the SEC in rushing as a sophomore, while Key set an LSU record with 12 sacks. The SI team included voters like Bruce Feldman and Andy Staples, so it carries a little more weight for me, personally. It also has some nice blurbs on each player. As Leonard Fournette limped through his final season in Baton Rouge, Guice took the reins of the Tigers’ offense a year ahead of schedule and...
And The Valley Shook Aug 10, 2017
Better Know a Freshman: K’Lavon Chaisson

Better Know a Freshman: K’Lavon Chaisson

K’Lavon Chaisson is everything you think he is and more. Winning signing day battles are fun. Especially when you beat Texas for a Texas kid who is an impact player at an impact position. #LSU staff erupts again as LB K'Lavon Chaisson out of Houston commits to the Tigers!! #meatball pic.twitter.com/FkRvxoPBhx— Emily Villere Dixon (@emilyvdixon) February 1, 2017 Such is the story with K’Lavon Chaisson, a lanky, gifted athlete that fits the latest evolution in defensive player types: EDGE. Defenses have spent decades trying to catch up to the evolution of the forward pass in...
And The Valley Shook Aug 9, 2017
Wednesday Wayback: The Strip Sack

Wednesday Wayback: The Strip Sack

The first game between Nick Saban’s Alabama and Les Miles’ LSU was one for the ages. After winning the game at the death against Auburn, LSU had to turn around and take a trip to Alabama for their biggest mental test of the year: playing former LSU head coach Nick Saban. Les Miles was far enough into his tenure as head coach at LSU that the team had his identity and the players were ready to go to war with Miles. But for the nucleus of the team, Nick Saban was the one that got them to Baton Rouge. And now he’s the head coach at Alabama, a team at the time far removed from the heady...
And The Valley Shook Aug 9, 2017
Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Defensive Backs

Previewing the 2017 Tigers: Defensive Backs

#DBU We talk about tradition and standards and honors and draft picks and #DBU and all of these things. And it’s a cute hashtag on twitter and other schools like to have their say. But there is no debate, nor will it be engaged in here. In the last seven seasons, LSU has finished outside of the top 30 in pass defense efficiency once. In the past seven seasons, they have allowed more than 15 touchdowns in a single season once. Pass Defense S&P+ Rankings: 3rd, 7th, 5th, 19th, 7th, 2nd and 12th Five First-Round Draft Picks, 10 draft picks overall Two Thorpe Awards, Two Bednarik Awards,...
And The Valley Shook Aug 9, 2017
Better Know a Freshman: JaCoby Stevens

Better Know a Freshman: JaCoby Stevens

A special player, Stevens is poised to be an impact WR. Every signing class features a handful of prospects that will be expected to exceed all expectations. It’s an often unreasonable expectation by fans and even coaches. Spend four years telling a player how you can turn him into an All-American and an NFL draft pick, it only makes sense to begin to believe it yourself. Sometimes those players turn out to be Leonard Fournette and sometimes those players turn out to be Russell Shepard. These are players whose athletic giftings are so immense, there is no acceptance of failing to meet...
And The Valley Shook Aug 6, 2017
Welcome to 2017: The Year of our Lord, Danny Etling

Welcome to 2017: The Year of our Lord, Danny Etling

Danny Etling, Kirk Cousins and the Jet Sweep. Danny Etling looks like a good quarterback. This is the first thing that jumped off the screen the first time I saw him play in a Tigers uniform last September. He does all the things that we teach quarterbacks to do. His dropbacks are clean, he goes through his reads and can throw the ball accurately. Here he is after Brandon Harris was benched in the Jacksonville State game: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Mmm... I have high hopes for Danny in 2017. I think in a more dynamic offense like the one Matt Canada has brought to Baton...
And The Valley Shook Aug 4, 2017
Link Gumbo: 8/4/2017

Link Gumbo: 8/4/2017

We’ve got coffee. It’s Friday morning, the last early day of the work week for most of us. That’s a very good thing. Feeling tired, Tiger fans? We’ve got a solution. Community Coffee, a regional favorite has recently launched a Limited Edition LSU Blend. Per an email by Crier Communications’ Nicole Lavella, the caffeinated product is “a new dark roast in honor of Louisiana State University and Tiger Nation.” Now that’s a brew we can all get behind. As for LSU football season, we’re finally in the home stretch of our countdown. 29 days until the Tigers take...
And The Valley Shook Aug 2, 2017
Maea Teuhema Indefinitely Suspended from LSU Football Team

Maea Teuhema Indefinitely Suspended from LSU Football Team

LSU parted ways with the offensive lineman early in camp. UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Teuhema will be released to transfer, per LSU release. Wednesday morning LSU announced that junior offensive lineman Maea Teuhema would no longer be a part of the LSU program with this statement: “Offensive lineman Maea Teuhema has been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football team for a violation of team rules, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Wednesday morning.” Teuhema was projected to be a starter at guard in the 2017 season after starting for most of 2015 and 2016. Yesterday it was announced that...

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