Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-12-10 20:23:06 GMT
Alabama placed the most representatives on the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Alabama had nine total members, including a league-leading fiveMore >>
Alabama had nine total members, including a league-leading five representatives on the first team. LSU followed with eight total selections.More >>
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 >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
The LSU defense has struggled this season with creating turnovers and making a crucial stop on third down.
The Tiger defense has just five interceptions through eight games this season, that's number nine in the SEC.
Coach Les Miles addressed the defensive woes Monday saying, "Defensively we have guys on rushed, on their quarterback, on blocked I should say. We have guys that are supposed to have coverage on the exact area that the ball is thrown, and again, it's a confidence and a comfort that you just ‑‑ within the scheme, and to play like we play."
Another big issue for the defense is third down conversions. The Tigers are eighth in the league in stopping opponents on third down, which was a big problem Saturday against Ole Miss.
Miles was not pleased with the Rebels success on third down, "I think the opponent was 11 of 18 on third downs, which is certainly not like us, and again, I think there's a number of ways to get off the field late in that game."
When asked about the last minute losses starting with Alabama last year, Miles said, "We do two‑minute on Mondays and we do it on Thursday, and we do it extensively. It's described and talked about. I think maybe there can be a greater emphasis put on it in the fact that how fortunate we are to be in the position where most of the time those games come down to the last possession."
Miles hinted that some of the younger players might receive more playing time as the season progresses. "Yeah, we like Beckwith and we like Lamar Louis, who played awfully well in that game. Do other guys get more snaps? You betcha. It doesn't mean that we're wholesale change and it doesn't mean that we're throwing anybody out, but what it does mean is some of these young guys played well enough to deserve playing time, and they're going to get it."
Chances are the Tigers will have a little more success Saturday against lowly Furman, before preparing for Texas A&M, Alabama and Arkansas.
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 >>