#RALLYPOSSUM The Official Facebook Page

Posted by | May 30, 2016.

The #RALLYPOSSUM is making its way around the entire Tiger Nation and is quickly becoming popular. The little possum just released an Official Facebook page. Check it out and pass it on.

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LSU Football Talk With Jim Kleinpeter

Posted by | May 11, 2016.

We’re wide open and rolling into the summer season. Anything is fair game in this Throwdown Tuesday chat starting at noon Tuesday.

The way-too-early college football rankings are coming out, spring is just off our fingertips, former LSU running backs are dishing and former Tigers are signing with NFL teams. If you can’t find a question, make a question, to paraphrase former New Orleans Saints coach Mike Ditka.

LSU football is never a dead issue. It’s that time of the week for the Chat Possums to come out of hiding.

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Former LSU DB Rashard Robinson Signs With 49ers

Posted by | May 11, 2016.

Rashard Robinson was dismissed from the LSU football team and missed the entire 2015 season. But that’s history now as the defensive back signed his first NFL contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday.

The contract is a four-year deal worth $2.7 million, with a $383,393 signing bonus and $383,393 guaranteed, according to Spotrac.com. The 49ers selected Robinson with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

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LSU Baseball 2016 Walk Out Songs

Posted by | February 18, 2016.

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John Bel Edwards Has Ties To Alabama And Other LSU Rivals With Plans To Sabotage The Tigers

Posted by | February 13, 2016.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards recently announced that LSU athletics will be in jeopardy for the 2016 season.
“Student athletes across the state would be ineligible to play next semester,” Edwards said. “I don’t say this to scare you. But I am going to be honest with you.”



“If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester,” “That means you can say farewell to college football next fall” Edwards said.
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LSU Football Cancelled For 2016 According To Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards

Posted by | February 13, 2016.

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Facing a budget crisis, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says higher education in the state could be compromised. And that includes the possibility of college athletics in Louisiana being canceled.

In a statewide televised address Thursday, Edwards said campuses could run out of money and be forced to shut down in April, highlighting the LSU football team as one program that could be lost as a result of massive cuts to higher education funding.

“If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester,” Edwards said, according to The Times-Picayune. “That means you can say farewell to college football next fall.”

The Democratic governor is pushing for tax increases to help make up a $940 million budget deficit by the end of June. He said Louisiana could be forced to cut vital health services as well.

“These are not scare tactics. This is reality,” Edwards said. “An unstable state budget will not only hurt children and working families in our state, it will devastate communities, businesses and local government as well.”
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Dave Aranda Is The New Defensive Coordinator For LSU

Posted by | January 3, 2016.

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Apparently the ex New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan turned down the position as the defensive coordinator for LSU. The new D.C. is Dave Aranda, who has guided Top-10 defenses at Wisconsin for the past three years, has been named LSU’s defensive coordinator, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday night.

In three years as the Wisconsin defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach, Aranda coached a Badger defense that combined to rank among the top 5 in the nation in the four major defensive categories – scoring, total yards, passing yards and rushing yards.

From 2013-15, Aranda’s defense allowed an average of 289.4 yards per game – which ranks first in the nation over that span. His defense allowed 16.9 points (No. 2 nationally), 179.9 passing yards (No. 3 nationally) and 109.6 rushing yards (No. 4 nationally) over the three years, a span that saw Wisconsin win 30 games with just 10 losses.

Aranda’s 2015 defense capped the regular season leading the nation in points allowed at 13.1 points a contest. Wisconsin also currently ranks No. 3 in the nation in total defense (268.5 yards per game), No. 4 in rushing defense (95.4 yards per game) and No. 7 in passing defense (173.2 yards per game).

“This is a great hire for us,” Miles said. “Dave has an outstanding track record of producing some of the best defenses in college football. We’ve seen him up close and understand how difficult it is to have success against him.

“He’s everything that we were looking for in a defensive coordinator. He’s youthful with tremendous enthusiasm; our players are going to love him. He brings great defensive knowledge to our staff both as a technician and as a strategist. We are thrilled that he’s joining us.”

LSU opened the 2014 season against Aranda and Wisconsin, winning 28-24. However. Aranda’s defense limited the Tigers to 126 rushing yards as LSU used a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Badgers in Houston. LSU opens the 2016 season against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc.
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Rob Ryan Could Be The New Defensive Coordinator For LSU

Posted by | December 30, 2015.

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LSU has parted ways with Kevin Steele leaving a vacancy for the Defensive Coordinator coaching spot. Sources are already reporting that Rob Ryan has been talking to Joe Alleva about filling the position.

Rob Ryan was recently fired from the Saints as their Defensive Coordinator on November 16th. Ryan was hired as the New Orleans defensive coordinator in February 2013 implementing a 3–4 defense to the team and scrapping their previous 4–3 defensive scheme. Ryan’s defense finished well statistically in 2013, but New Orleans played over half of their games against teams with losing records.
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LSU’s Defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele Is Now The New Defensive Coordinator For Auburn

Posted by | December 30, 2015.

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Kevin Steele’s time as the defensive coordinator at LSU has come to an end after one year with the Tigers.

Steele is Auburn’s new defensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring Wednesday after Auburn beat Memphis 31-10 in the Birmingham Bowl.

Previously, Steele was an assistant with Alabama before coming to LSU last January. In his lone season in Baton Rouge, the Tigers were fifth overall in total defense in the SEC.
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Remember This Tiger Moment: Troy Twillie Intercepts Against Auburn In The End Zone (1995)

Posted by | December 30, 2015.

LSU donned white jerseys at home for the first time since the early 1980s and promptly went out and upset fifth-ranked Auburn, 12-6. LSU preserved the win with an interception in the end zone by local Slidell Louisiana’s Troy Twillie on the last play of the game.

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2015 Texas Bowl: LSU Vs TEXAS TECH

Posted by | December 29, 2015.

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The Next Level:

Late in a game against Texas earlier this season, Texas Tech lined up in a bunched formation as if the Red Raiders planned to kneel the ball and run out the clock.

Less than three minutes remained, and Tech led Texas by three points. The Red Raiders didn’t kneel the ball on that first-and-10.

Instead, versatile receiver/return man Jakeem Grant ran for a 40-yard touchdown on a well-designed trick play.

Grant, squatting next to quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the snap, outmaneuvered three Texas players for the game-sealing score, racing around left end.

The point here: Grant is a speedy, athletic weapon Tech uses in a variety of ways — someone the Tigers must slow Tuesday night in the Texas Bowl.

Grant leads the team in receptions (80), receiving yards (1,143) and TD catches (seven), and he averages 26.6 yards per kickoff return, which is good enough to rank 21st nationally.

Grant, 5-foot-7 and 168 pounds, does his most damage as a slot receiver. That has been a bugaboo for LSU and a secondary ranked 50th nationally — the worst ranking for that highly respected unit since back in 2008.
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LSU VS Texas Tech: TV Channel, Time And Live Stream For Texas Bowl

Posted by | December 29, 2015.

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Tigers vs. Red Raiders game info:

What channel? ESPN

What time? 8 p.m. CT

What day? Tuesday

Click Here To Watch The Live Stream? WatchESPN

Radio station? WWL-870/105.3 (New Orleans), 98.1 (Baton Rouge), Sirius ch. 80, XM ch. 80.

Leonard Fournette Named Consensus All-American

Posted by | December 18, 2015.

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Leonard Fournette of LSU was named consensus All-America after being named first team on three different All-America teams, the NCAA announced on Thursday.

To be listed as a consensus All-America, players must be named first team on a least two of the five selected All-America teams, which include American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation.

Fournette, the nation’s leading rusher who broke the LSU record for rushing yards in a season with 1,741, earned first team All-America honors from the AP, Football Writers and Walter Camp. He was a second team selection by The Sporting News.
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LSU Is In The Hunt For 5 Star Recruit Isaiah Wilson

Posted by | December 18, 2015.

One of the nation’s top 2017 offensive linemen tweeted a list of his top 10 schools earlier this week and LSU made the cut.

Isaiah Wilson, a 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive tackle from Brooklyn, New York, listed the Tigers as one of his top schools.

Wilson also listed Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia and Florida.




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Odell Beckham Jr Makes Another Incredible Grab While In The NFL

Posted by | December 16, 2015.

Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. put on another show to help the New York Giants win Monday night. Check out his latest incredible touchdown catch in a 31-24 victory against Miami, originally ruled incomplete but overturned on replay.

Beckham barely got his toe down inbounds and dragged his other foot in for his first touchdown. In the fourth quarter, he scored the winning points on an 84-yard scoring reception from Eli Manning and finished with seven catches for 166 yards.

OBJ outshone teammate and friend Jarvis Landry, who caught 11 passes for 99 yards. After the game, the two players exchanged jerseys.





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A Handful Of LSU Players Request Draft Grades From The NFL Advisory Committee

Posted by | December 16, 2015.

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LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White, center Ethan Pocic, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins and defensive lineman Christian LaCouture all confirmed they had requested a draft grade from the NFL College Advisory Committee, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.

White was named to the Coaches’ and Associated Press All-SEC Second Team. He recorded 38 tackles and broke up six passes during his junior campaign. White is listed as the No. 4 cornerback and a fringe first-round pick by CBSSports.com.

Pocic was the only other player to submit a request to earn a spot on an All-SEC team, earning second-team honors from the coaches. Hawkins was also one of LSU’s strongest links on the offensive line, while LaCouture racked up 35 tackles and one sack along LSU’s defensive front.
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Patrick Peterson Shows Much Love For Leonard Fournette

Posted by | December 9, 2015.

Several in the LSU family have expressed their feelings on Leonard Fournette not getting an invitation to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist.

LSU legend and NFL star Patrick Peterson was considered a Heisman candidate in his own right during his junior season, and he shared his feelings on the situation that he obviously did not agree with.

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Fournette was considered the Heisman frontrunner for much of the 2015 campaign until the Tigers stumbled on a three-game losing streak where he was held to under 100 yards rushing two straight weeks against Alabama and Arkansas.
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Leonard Fournette Is Not A Finalist For The 2015 Heisman Trophy

Posted by | December 8, 2015.

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Leonard Fournette of LSU was not among the three finalists announced for the Heisman Trophy Monday. The trophy will be awarded in New York Saturday night.

The finalists, announced by 1998 winner Ricky Williams, include running backs Derrick Henry of Alabama and Christian McCaffery of Stanford and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Fournette, a 6-feet-1, 230-pound sohomore, is the NCAA rushing leader among FBS schools with a 158.3 average in 11 games, followed by Henry with a 152.8 average. Fournette has rushed for 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns in 11 games.

He is one of three finalists, along with Henry and McCaffery, for the Doak Walker Award, which goes to the nation’s best running back. That award will be announced Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

Fournette got off to a fast start and was the frontrunner for most of the first two months of the season. Through the first seven games he totaled 1,352 yards. But he was held to 31 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries by Alabama, while his counterpart Henry rushed for 210 yards and three TDs on 38 carries in the 30-16 Tide victory.
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LSU Fights To Recruit WR Ben Davis

Posted by | December 7, 2015.

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LSU has not given up on Alabama linebacker Ben Davis, and the five-star linebacker released his top five schools in order, with the Tigers coming in at no. 3 on the list.

Georgia came in at No. 1, while the long-time favorites, Alabama, found themselves wedged in between the two SEC powers. The recent hire of former Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is likely fueling the Bulldogs’ push, while it remains abundantly clear that LSU has a lot of work to do if they plan on signing the elite prospect.
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How Does Les Miles Feel About Playing Texas Tech

Posted by | December 7, 2015.




LSU coach Les Miles participated in a teleconference Sunday to promote the Tigers game with Texas Tech in the Advocare Texas Bowl Dec. 29 in Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Here is a transcript of what Miles said, provided by the Advocare Texas Bowl:

On if he excited being in this bowl:

“We’re very happy to be at the Texas Bowl. Houston, Texas for our team, for our recruiting and really our fan base, I mean we have a ton of people that come down the road from Houston to watch us play in Tiger Stadium, so we will certainly have a large number of alumni at the game and we look forward to it. We opened the season last year at NRG Stadium against Wisconsin. It was a great venue, big spacious, well lit, fast tracked, so we’ll look forward to playing and participating.”

On the matchup:

“I know Texas Tech, since I was in the Big 12 conference and they are very talented on offense, move the football well against everybody. I think they are second ranked nationally on offense. They have a 1,400 yard running back, and a very capable quarterback and receiving core. Their defense is very sound, plays on top, plays to the strength of the offense, very capable on special teams, so we recognize this is going to be a great challenge. I think our guys will look forward to that challenge and that will add to the preparation of the bowl game.”

“I think the only thing I did was I had a distraction-free week of preparation. It really didn’t bother me much at all. I communicated pretty effectively with the AD (LSU Athletic Director), Joe Alleva, kind of knew where we were at. I did not believe reports. I guess what I am saying is, all I did was put my head down see if I can improve our team and coach.”

On getting his players ready in 3 weeks:

“I think first and foremost is introducing the opponent. I think Texas Tech, it will be important to our team to play well in this game. They are a very talented, very capable team. They have a lot going on. They are very multiple offensively and their defense is again a team that plays extremely sound, plays over top, and has quality special teams. I think when our guys see that team, they’ll be challenged. They’ll be challenged to work hard, they’ll be challenged to improve, they’ll be challenged to prepare for this team and I think that really starts with the next team meeting.”

On making a good showing in the final game:

“I think any time that you line up in a bowl week or any time that you look forward to a very quality next year, I think you need to have a very positive bowl experience, so certainly that will be the plan.”
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