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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Redskins have re-signed inside linebacker Perry Riley, keeping him off the open market hours before the start of free agency.Riley was the Redskins' leading tackler lastMore >>
The Washington Redskins have re-signed inside linebacker Perry Riley, keeping him off the open market hours before the start of free agency.More >>
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LSU opened spring practice Saturday with beautiful weather and a lot of questions marks. Who will start at quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and right guard?Coach Les Miles set the stage forMore >>
LSU opened spring practice Saturday with beautiful weather and a lot of questions marks. Who will start at quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and right guard? Today we look at the QB position. More >>
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Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to LSU as the Tigers special teams coordinator.Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted inMore >>
Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.More >>
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Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.The clinic will be held at the PeteMore >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.More >>
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall. Rivers, theMore >>
LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.More >>
TAMPA, FL (WAFB) -
quite the Les Miles-Dabo Swinney hug fest from last year's Chick-fil-A Bowl, but
Miles and Iowa head coach Kirk Farentz certainly did their best to compliment
each other's program and conference when they met prior to the Outback Bowl.
to be blind to college football to not recognize the level of talent and the
level of coaching in the conference," said Farentz. "It's just outstanding."
from the Big 10, you really enjoy seeing some of those old helmets that you,
you know, I was fortunate to be on great Michigan teams and prepared for that
conference," Miles added. "The Big 10 Conference is every bit as capable as any
conference in America."
defense was ranked third in the Big 10, allowing just 309 yards per game.
However, it's safe to say the Hawkeyes haven't faced an arsenal of offensive
playmakers like LSU possesses.
look at them statistically, they're over 200 (yards per game) throwing it and
200 rushing it, so it's a tough team to defend just because of the balance and
the players that they put out there," Farentz explained.
But the Tigers
(9-3), of course, racked up almost all of those numbers with senior quarterback
Zach Mettenberger. Young Anthony Jennings did have that one great cameo, but up
to this point, that's all it's been, one cameo. Is he ready to be the leading
really the only wild card for us. We don't have much tape on him and we're not
sure what exactly to expect, but I know we can count on a really good player
being back there, a guy who's a leader of their football team," said Farentz.
greatest characteristic of Anthony Jennings is poise. He's always had it. It's
what he does. He did it in the spring of the year when he went by some guys to
be our second team quarterback. I think the confidence of the team, really,
when he went under center, it didn't change a lick," said Miles.
"The job of
any quarterback, regardless of his style or his age, is to move the team and he
moved them in about as extreme circumstances as you can possibly dream up. You
wouldn't put a guy in that situation in a practice, I don't think, and expect
them to do what he did," Farentz added.
back Jeremy hill and his 107 yards per game average may be the best friend Jennings
has on New Year's Day.
tremendous football player, very strong, physical. It starts, they block people
up front. They've got big, physical guys up front that allow them to get going,"
(8-4) has talented senior linebackers that will do their best to make No. 10
uncomfortable from the jump.
traditional scheme, but there's nothing traditional about how they play it - physical
and fast, know how to take on blocks. I think the linebacking core, I think the
secondary, certainly the defensive front all play within a very disciplined
concept and it allows them to play at a very high level, no matter who they
play," said Miles.
the Outback Bowl is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 from Raymond James Stadium