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2019 LB Kendall McCallum Commits!

2019 LB Kendall McCallum Commits!

Big, physical LB fits into the 3-4. LSU’s recruiting momentum from the weekend rolled right on in to Monday with 3-star LB Kendall McCallum’s commitment. The Oxford, AL native stands at a beefy 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds. He projects as true inside thumper in Dave Aranda’s 3-4 defense. I’m ending my recruitment with this ...........#GoTigers https://t.co/7zH23ZO5tz— Kendall (@iRoc23_) June 25, 2018 We’ll forgive him for not yet knowing how to properly spell Geaux. But really, would you try this guy? He looks pretty vintage on the interior. His HUDL lists a 4.7, and frankly,...
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Greatest Games from Every Season: 2017

Greatest Games from Every Season: 2017

Don’t call it a comeback. 1970198019881992199520012008 The LSU/Auburn rivalry is strange. Starting in 1902, it may surprise you to learn the teams have played only 52 times in history. Compare that to 106 times vs. Ole Miss and even 82 vs. Alabama. This is even more amazing when you consider that in the 60 seasons this series covers, LSU & Auburn played only 34 times. 8 out of those 34 seasons did we determine it was the best game of the year, and that doesn’t even include when Auburn’s barn burned down, the 2007 thriller, or that time Leonard Fournette struck down with great...
Jun 24, 2018
Four Commitments? Four Commitments

Four Commitments? Four Commitments

And that makes four commitments out of this week’s camp session. Included in this week’s Elite Camp visitors list was one official visitor — three-star Auburn defensive back commitment Cordale Flott. Today, Flott flipped his verbal pledge from the Other Tigers to LSU. BREAKING: #LSU has flipped Auburn CB commitment Cordale Flott after his three-day stay in Baton Rouge. The Tigers move up to 17 commitments. Now the No. 3 class in the country. https://t.co/Gv2BEKZWGf pic.twitter.com/jMJTc4xAwI— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) June 24, 2018 Flott is ranked as the No. 22 overall prospect...
Jun 23, 2018
DB Dreshun Miller Commits

DB Dreshun Miller Commits

Tigers snag a third recruit during the Elite Camp. LSU has popped it’s third commitment on the third and final day of this week’s Elite Camp, with junior college defensive back Dreshun Miller informing Ed Orgeron of his intentions today. Miller is a 6-2, 175-pound prospect out of East Arizona College, formerly Marietta, Ga. His commitment had been speculated for a few weeks now, and the rumors accelerated once Miller arrived on campus. Word is Corey Raymond and Bill Busch view Miller as a player who could fit at either safety or cornerback. Miller marks the 16th commitment of LSU’s...
Jun 23, 2018
Analysis: Peter Parrish Commits to LSU

Analysis: Peter Parrish Commits to LSU

Parrish took the road less traveled and that’s a good thing. If I could identify one major flaw in the mostly peerless recruiting track record of Les Miles, it was, unequivocally, the quarterback position. Miles takes frequent flack of the poor QB performance in relation to the talent level in Baton Rouge, but realistically it all charts back to recruiting missteps. Fundamentally, evaluation is purely a numbers game. Yes, there’s dedicated film study, interviews, and some good old fashioned luck peppered in there. But I truly believe most teams would be best served following the...
Jun 22, 2018
Tight End T.K. McLendon Commits

Tight End T.K. McLendon Commits

Day two of LSU’s elite camp ends with another new commitment. LSU picked up the second commitment of day two of it’s Elite Football Camp, with junior college tight end T.K. McLendon picking up his offer and pledging to the Tigers on the spot. McLendon is a 6-5, 245-pound prospect out of Co-Lin Community College in Mississippi, formerly of Soperton, Ga. McLendon is yet to be rated by any service that I can find, and caught three passes for 63 yards with one touchdown his freshman season at junior college. He reportedly caught Ed Orgeron and other staff member’s eyes in drills today,...
Jun 22, 2018
Weekend Watch Party: LSU-Mississippi State, 2000

Weekend Watch Party: LSU-Mississippi State, 2000

LSU’s other big overtime win from 2000. When it comes to the 2000 season, the game everybody immediately goes to is the Tennessee game. First overtime game in Tiger Stadium, huge win over the 11th-ranked Volunteers right off the heels of the crushing upset at the hands of UAB. The Mississippi State game seems lost to history, and that’s unfortunate. The Bulldogs came into Death Valley ranked No. 14, trying to make a real run at the conference title after blasting third-ranked Florida and 15th-ranked Auburn. The same Florida that had mauled LSU 41-9 the week before and taken out...
Jun 22, 2018
And The Valley Drinks: At Old Rail Brewing Company

And The Valley Drinks: At Old Rail Brewing Company

A Louisiana brewpub worth your time if you’re in the Northshore area. As an early Father’s Day present, my wife gave me the gift of choosing wherever I wanted to go spend the evening. At first I picked Gnarly Barley since they were having their bottle release party for Green Spaces, an experimental IPA, that day but, as a father to three young daughters, events got in the way for us to get out the door on time. If you’re a parent, you know these things are all too common. An audible was called so instead of Hammond, we took off to Mandeville to a place that has long been at the top of...
Jun 22, 2018
Yes, I, Mike the Tiger, Would Eat You

Yes, I, Mike the Tiger, Would Eat You

Please ignore whatever the Vet School Propaganda Machine is telling you. My Snacks, It took almost a year, but this week, my true nature was revealed to the world. I can finally stop hiding. I, MIKE THE TIGER, AM OUT TO KILL YOU. For a long time I was pretending to just be, like, a friendly tiger. But as you clearly have seen from a series of viral videos where my attacks were thwarted by a crafty window (this time), I have been perfecting my stalking and creeping skills. All year, I’ve been watching. I’m as powerful as the Tiger football players and a graceful as the Gymnastics...
Jun 22, 2018
ATVS Roundtable: Schedule Yays and Nays

ATVS Roundtable: Schedule Yays and Nays

We have the Krewe talking our favorite games on LSU’s 2018 schedule. What 2018 game are you looking forward to the most? Which one do you see as a key to a successful season? Which one do you see as a potential trap? Adam Southeastern, because it has a strong potential to be the best tailgate out of the bunch. Auburn is the obvious answer for the first two questions, but I’ll leave that to somebody else and go with Mississippi State. The Tigers get the Bulldogs after Florida and Georgia back to back and the odds are LSU will likely be reeling after a beatdown. Seeing how Orgeron’s...
Jun 21, 2018
Better Know a Freshman: Chasen Hines

Better Know a Freshman: Chasen Hines

Massive lineman should add needed beef. Size does matter. If you wanted to point to a single trait missing from the LSU roster over the past several years it’s beef. Not exclusively, of course. But on the whole, LSU trended toward leaner, more athletic types over bulkier powerful ones. It served them well as spread offenses took hold across the nation. While other teams scrambled to adapt, LSU simply shifted different athletes into different roles and voila: problem solved. 2011 is the ideal example. That Oregon offense ran roughshod over everyone else in the country and LSU simply...
Jun 21, 2018
WEEKEND OBLONG SPHEROID US TV LISTINGS 6/21 - 6/24

WEEKEND OBLONG SPHEROID US TV LISTINGS 6/21 - 6/24

Arena League turns on the dash cams In our never ending quest to keep you sane and alive here in the dog days of summer, ATVS proudly presents this week’s collection of football-like substances. Football never has an offseason if you believe in yourself. It’s a pretty big weekend for the fractured sport of indoor, basketball-arena sized football. A few years ago, the Arena Football League as it was in it’s heyday split in two, with the teams located in the midwest and beyond forming the Indoor Football League and the remaining east coast metropolitan teams holding on the the AFL...
Jun 21, 2018
Danny Etling's Journey to the NFL

Danny Etling's Journey to the NFL

How LSU's quarterback worked his way up the ranks. There are 38 seconds left on the clock. The scoreboard reads 21-17 in Camping World Stadium. It’s fourth-down and it’s the last play LSU has to keep its hopes alive for the title of 2018 Citrus Bowl Champions. The snap is off from Will Clapp. Danny Etling looks to his right, and the ball is just off the fingertips of tight end Foster Moreau. It’s all over in a painfully winnable game that just barely slipped away. Etling sits on the bench with his head down. The camera pulls away to show Notre Dame in victory formation. The clock...
Jun 21, 2018
LSU Elite Camp Visitors

LSU Elite Camp Visitors

The Who’s Who of the Elite Camp Mike is getting his Practice In, It’s getting Closer to Hunting SZN... Elite Camp This THURSDAY,FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Come sharpen your tools for the HUNT! https://t.co/1Q7ynoxMBn— James Cregg (@COACHCREGG) June 19, 2018 Fresh off a mid-week commitment from No. 1 cornerback Derek Stingley, Ed Orgeron and the staff are riding a high at the perfect time. The Elite Camp brings a conclusion to the summer recruiting circuit for the most part before the quiet period hits. Sitting at 13 commits currently, LSU is in a good spot numbers wise, and with a...
Jun 20, 2018
Greatest Games From Every Season: 2015

Greatest Games From Every Season: 2015

Les gets a storybook ending, but it wasn’t the end Les Miles got a stay of execution on November 29, 2015, but it didn’t matter. The era was over, and it would come crashing down the next season. But for one glorious, emotional moment, he held the jackals at bay. You would think after two and half years I would be able to write a little more dispassionately about it, and really get into the hows and the whys of that fateful night. I wanted to review the primary sources and try to tell a coherent story of how Les Miles saved his job, for a few months anyway. But I can’t. The wounds are...