Monday, December 9 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-09 21:11:42 GMT
LSU running back Jeremy Hill and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have been named to the Associated Press SEC first team.Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Anthony Johnson and Lamin Barrow made the second team,More >>
Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Anthony Johnson and Lamin Barrow made the second team, while Zach Mettenberger, Ego Ferguson and Craig Loston garnered honorable mention.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:37 AM EST2013-12-04 12:37:40 GMT
Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger will not be playing in LSU's upcoming bowl game due to a torn ACL that occurred during the 31-27 victory over Arkansas, according to ESPN reports.Mettenberger leftMore >>
LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger will not be playing in the upcoming bowl game due to a torn ACL he suffered in the 31-27 win over Arkansas, according to ESPN reports.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 12:07 PM EST2013-12-02 17:07:19 GMT
After leading LSU on a 99-yard game winning touchdown drive against Arkansas, LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings has been named Co-Freshman SEC Player of the Week.The freshman quarterback replaced an injuredMore >>
After leading LSU on a 99-yard game-winning touchdown drive against Arkansas, LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings has been named Co-Freshman SEC Player of the Week.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 11:51 AM EST2013-12-02 16:51:34 GMT
Les Miles and the LSU Tigers got some very good news Monday morning.Alabama got some much needed good news after a shocking 34-28 loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.Neville High School safetyMore >>
Neville High School safety Laurence "Hootie" Jones announced Monday morning that he has verbally committed to the Crimson Tide.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU senior running back Alfred Blue is an impressive sight to behold. The former Hahnville standout stands a strong and chiseled 6'2 and 220 pounds.
But on this beautiful mid-March day at spring practice, Blue's green jersey is a reminder he's making a comeback.
"Everything happens for a reason," Blue says, "Last year I was off to a good start and I so happen to tear my ACL."
Long before freshman Jeremy Hill became LSU's workhorse in the backfield, it was Blue leading the way for the Tigers on the ground early last season. After just two games he had racked up 224 yards rushing, including a beautiful 21-yard scoring romp early in LSU's 41-3 shellacking of the Washington Huskies. But the week after that very impressive win, Blue indeed suffered a season-ending knee injury to the Idaho Vandals. However, he did his best to return.
"That was my whole drive during rehab. Try to get back for the bowl game."
And while Blue did travel with his teammates to Atlanta and enjoyed their company during LSU's Chick-Fil-A Bowl trip vs Clemson, there was no way he was seeing the field. However, Blue is now ready for a huge final season and adds that he's already at 90%.
"Right now, the way they have me running around is building my confidence. By the time fall camp comes, my confidence will be 100%."
As with any major rehab, Blue has frustrating barriers to break through.
"I gotta work to get my burst," he continues, "And there's fatigue. I haven't been running for a long time. You take 30 reps, you get weak, your knee gives out. Gotta keep running."
Once Blue does return to action, he hopes to be part of an improved attack. New LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is working the running backs extremely hard on catching the football.
During the drills the media is allowed to watch, Cameron is implementing new receiving exercises that have the backs catching countless balls, from countless angles.
"I love to go out there and be a receiver." Blue smiles, "I'm 6'2, the tallest back in the room. Me out there on a linebacker, that's all day. That's money in the bank."
LSU fans can't wait for those thoughts become reality this year.
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>