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Better Know a Freshman: Ray Parker

Back in the Les Miles days, a number of tight ends brought in were never really used much as receivers, focusing more on their blocking to help that I-formation running attack used constantly. Now, the way offenses have changed...

Cord Cutting As A Sports Fan – Fall 2019 Update

The college football season will soon be upon us, so it’s time for our semi-annual checkup into the world of cord cutting. Not a whole lot has changed since our last update, though Youtube TV has sprung up to...

Sneaky Good 63 – Pre-season Thoughts and Don’t Mess with Half-Elf Rangers

Yes, we recorded on Monday. Last Monday. My bad. We are back to the not-so-holy trinity and we take a look at the season ahead and try and define what the heck a successful year would look like. No pressure,...

Better Know a Freshman: Maurice Hampton

“Good things come to those who wait” Sometimes a proverb just fits perfectly to a situation. This one was different compared to the usual waiting that comes with recruiting, as it wasn’t another team that was causing reason for pause,...

Tailgating: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Bourbon on ice cubes and pots of cast ironCornhole and washers with gas burners fire’n Folding chairs bagged up and tied up with stringThese are a few of our favorite things... Tailgating is a part of LSU’s culture, but it’s a...

Running Backs Have Explosive Potential

For the past few seasons, LSU has relied on a veteran stable of tailbacks. From Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice to Guice and Darrel Williams to Nick Brossette last season. This year, the Tigers return just one experienced runner, and...

Better Know a Freshman: Tyrion Davis-Price

LSU made need to start printing the shirts for another positional moniker after staking claim to DBU. The past decade has been kind to LSU at running back, which some of that success can be attributed to the Les...

Four-star Wideout Koy Moore Commits to LSU

You can never have too much of a good thing. Three top-10 wide receivers in a class and you’re likely looking at the best haul in any school’s history. With Rakim Jarrett, Jermaine Burton and Kayshon Boutte all committed...

Quarterbacks Set Up For Success?

The transfer of Joe Burrow was a game-changer for the LSU program for a number of reasons. But the biggest one is that he was a stop-gap measure that allowed Ed Orgeron and his staff to reset the depth...

Better Know a Freshman: Thomas Perry

Recently-hired offensive line coach James Cregg was already coming off getting commitments from Charles Turner and Anthony Bradford heading into the summer. Cregg brought with him a Super Bowl-winning coaching pedigree, and was a coach alongside and under Ed...

Reports: LSU Adds Bill Johnson to Coaching Staff

Reports from Bruce Feldman and The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena indicate that LSU will bring in longtime NFL assistant Bill Johnson to work with the Tiger defensive line this season, subbing in for an injured Dennis Johnson. Bill Johnson, a Monroe...

Defensive Line Looking For Step Forward

LSU had some high hopes for its defensive line in 2018, but once again injuries limited the group. While they did a solid job of keeping linebackers free, there was never that big-play punch. Sacks in particular were down,...

Better Know a Freshman: Anthony Bradford

There’s always been this sentiment in football in wanting the first few players to come off the bus to be your biggest, most intimidating-looking guys to show that you mean business. When you’re 6-7 and a listed 355...

Stop Getting Hurt

A year ago, I wrote about LSU’s terrible injury luck the prior year and how there was no possible way that history could repeat itself. If nothing else, LSU was bound to improve simply by their rotten track record...

And The Valley Shook & DVA Tailgating Present: Tailgate Bangers

There isn’t one set way to go about handling the music selections for your tailgate. I can’t write the bible for you, you have to find your own way. It requires an ability to read the room, er, hopefully...

The SEC Network at 5 Years Old

At about 4 p.m. this afternoon, The SEC Network will have been on the air for five years. Launched in the dawn of the playoff era, the SEC Network was the third (or fourth if we’re counting Longhorn) college...

SB Nation’s FanPulse Preseason Rankings

Not too long ago we asked you, the kind, gentle, smart, handsome reader to put together your own Top 25 rankings. Which you did, because you’re a productive member of our community here at SB Nation. Well, the results...

2019 SEC Unit Rankings: Special Teams

Last one, y’all. We’ve gone through every position group and now we get to the group that is its own platoon: the special teams. Usually when we think of special teams, we think of kickers and punters. Maybe the...

Better Know a Freshman: Devonta Lee

There has always been a battle to reclaim north Louisiana in the name of LSU after Nick Saban and Alabama appeared to build up a stronghold in the area. It took until this year and a stronger emphasis in...

Receivers and Tight Ends in Focus

Last season, LSU pledged to focus more on the receiver position. And while the results were mixed, they definitely spread the ball around; six receivers or tight ends caught at least 20 passes, and five of those players return. This...

And the Valley Cooks: Jambalaya for Yankees

Cooking, at least for me, is about sharing. Taking something that you like,...