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The Louisiana State University Tigers (LSU) play Division I college football in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).LSU plays its home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA. Les Miles is the Tigers' head coach. He's held the position since 2005.
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The Tigers have been ranked in the Top 10 since 1999. They have won three national titles; the most recent one came in 2007 when LSU topped Ohio State, 38-24. The Tigers also won national championships in 1958 and 2007. LSU has won 13 conference titles; 10 since they've been in the SEC. Their last SEC title was in 2007 when they finished 6-2 in the conference. Prior to the 2011 season, LSU had collected 721 wins, 12th most in NCAA history. Their biggest rivals include Tulane, Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss.
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LSU has called Tiger Stadium home since 1924. The stadium has a capacity of 92,542.The most recent expansion came in 2000, when about 12,000 seats were added. Tiger Stadium is the 10th largest in the NCAA.
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3/11/15: There may well be some bitterness around Baton Rouge these days as the Tigers football program has taken some lumps in recent weeks. LSU pulled in a good recruiting class, but so did the rest of the SEC West, so that was a wash. The program received heavy sanctions after an early enrollee backed out and went to Alabama. Even though the recruit was on campus, LSU was guilty of contacting him before he backed out and archaic NCAA rules somehow forbid this. Most recently, they lost out on five star QB Shea Patterson, who went to Ole Miss. Shea's brother Sean was on the LSU staff and quit the same day Shea committed to the Rebels. Amazingly, Sean is now on the Ole Miss staff - which many may believe is more than a coincidence.
3/4/15: Time to reset the days an SEC school gets in trouble with the NCAA clock back to zero. LSU was hit with a fairly harsh recruiting punishment - they are banned from signing early enrollee recruits to financial aid agreements for two years and will lose 10 percent of their recruiting evaluation days (estimated at 21 days). What did LSU do? Most are unsure. They signed a recruit to a financial aid package prior to National Signing Day, giving them full access to the recruit. However, if the recruit changes his commitment later on, and the football program had contact with him, then the school is in violation of recruiting rules. The rule itself seems ridiculous and almost a trap. LSU was in compliance until the recruit (who has not been officially identified) changed his commitment, and that resulted in a steep punishment.
2/18/15: There are a lot of ways to improve in one's conference or division. Getting better players is one way. Taking a coach away from a rival is another. That is what LSU did last week by hiring Georgia Bulldogs wide receivers coach Tony Ball to the same position. Ball had been on the Bulldogs staff since 2006. Since it is a lateral move, one must assume that he is getting something more at LSU such as money or responsibility. In any case, the Bulldogs loss is the Tigers gain this time. Ball beat out Maryland wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell for the job.
2/25/15: If those that support and love LSU believe that something was a bit off with the recruitment of five-star QB Shae Patterson, then they have every right to feel that way. LSU employed Shae's older brother, Sean Jr., as a quality control assistant. The Tigers were locked in a tough battle with Ole Miss for the oral commitment of the No. 3 ranked player in the country for the class of 2016. However, Sean Jr. quit his job with LSU just days before Shea committed to Ole Miss. Amazingly, one of Sean Jr.'s opportunities is with Ole Miss. There may not be anything unsavory going on, but in the world of SEC recruiting, anything out of the ordinary could be scrutinized.
2/11/15: The entire SEC Conference did a very good job in recruiting this season, particularly the SEC West. LSU did not miss the talent-grab and finished ranked 8th by Rivals. In total, the Tigers signed 25 players, including four 5-stars and eight 4-stars. Relative to the rest of the division, LSU was middle of the pack, finishing fourth behind Alabama (2), Auburn (6) and Georgia (7). Of course, when you are in the top 10, there may not be much separation and a lot of the talent evaluation is subjective. In any case, LSU brought home another strong class, some of whom may be able to contribute right away as the team itself is relatively young.
2/4/15: We will all be able to see how the recruiting game went this season in a couple of days, but at last look, LSU was doing just fine. The Tigers, as of the end of January, had the 11th ranked recruiting class in the county (by Rivals). In fact, the SEC had five schools in the top 12 at the time. Les Miles tends to get strong recruiting classes, so this is not much of a surprise. LSU has several five-star recruits committed and just need to get their letters in. Those include running back Derrius Guice, wide receiver Tyron Johnson, offensive lineman Maea Teuhema and defensive back Kevin Toliver II.
1/28/15: LSU, make way for another Fournette. Leonard Fournette was a freshman running back last season and showed that he has the skills to potentially be a Heisman Trophy winner. He was named to the Freshman All-America Team by the Football Writers of America last season. Heck, there is a good chance that the Tigers base their offense around him next season. But Leonard has a younger brother, Lanard. Lanard is only a two or three star recruit, but did have offers from Alabama and Miami. He is a welcome addition to LSU, which currently has the 12th rated recruiting class in the country.
1/21/15: If there is some good news about the LSU 2014 football season, then it has to be that they have a very young team. That means that they can develop into an elite squad with more experience. The Tigers lost 10 underclassmen to the NFL in 2013 and lost seven more last season, and that does not include Tyrann Mathieu. This year, it is only three. Also, offensive linemen Jerald Hawkins and Vadal Alexander, as well as defensive back Jalen Mills said they would be back for their senior seasons. That means that there is a lot of talent returning next season, which is bad news for the rest of the SEC West.
1/14/15: LSU is accustomed to seeing their underclassmen leave for the riches of the NFL and not play out their eligibility. It is both a blessing and a curse. It shows the caliber of players they recruit, but also means that they constantly have to refill the pipeline and often have young teams. They have put a lot of defensive players in the professional ranks over the past few years. Next season, they will have a new defensive coordinator orchestrating that development. John Chavis left the Tigers to join Texas A&M as their DC, and LSU is now considering their next hire. Do not be surprised if it is former Florida and Illinois head coach Ron Zook.
1/7/14: LSU had an up and down season. They lost a couple big games that they could have won, but did win some others. Their prize was playing in the Music City Bowl against the famed Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Tigers were favored to win this game and were matched up favorably in terms of personnel. However, the Irish were not about to go down and rallied for a 31-28 win. LSU now is back to the drawing table, but the upside is that they have a very young team. The type of team that can dominate in 2015 and beyond.
12/3/14: LSU just seems to be a team that is on the verge of being very, very good, but are not there yet. They did take a positive step forward in their final regular season game of the year, beating host Texas A&M 23-17. A&M jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but the Tigers scored 17 points in the second quarter to get control of the game. LSU finishes the season at 8-4 overall and 4-4 in SEC play. The Tigers are headed to a bowl game again, but that destination is unknown at this point.
11/19/14: Two weeks ago, LSU almost pulled off the upset over Alabama. Instead, they lost their third game of the season, ending all hope of sneaking into the playoffs. So perhaps they were unmotivated last Saturday when they visited Arkansas. The Razorbacks were ready to play and beat LSU 17-0 to earn their first SEC win of the year. LSU simply had nothing on offense. The Tigers managed only 87 yards passing and 36 yards rushing. LSU is now 7-4 on the season and 3-4 in conference play. The Tigers have a bye this week before heading to Texas A&M.
11/12/14: LSU stumbled earlier in the season with a couple losses, but have shown the world that they are as good as anyone in the top 10. Last Saturday night, the Tigers hosted Alabama and seemed to have kicked the winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, Alabama tied the game at 13 with a last second field goal, then won in overtime 20-13. The loss drops LSU to 7-3 on the season, but those losses were to top-ranked teams. If nothing else, this is a young team that will only improve with experience. The Tigers are on the road this Saturday to face Arkansas.
11/5/14: LSU may still be enjoying their dramatic 10-7 win over then No.3 Ole Miss a couple of weeks ago, but now it is time to get back to work. After all, Alabama comes calling this Saturday night on a nationally televised primetime game. The Tigers may well be on the outside looking in at the new College Football Playoffs thanks to losses to Mississippi State and Auburn, but they can still affect the outcome on a conference and national level. The key now is to continue to play solid defense like they did against Ole Miss, while taking advantage of their opportunities.
10/29/14: LSU showed once again how tough it is to win in Death Valley, especially at night. The Tigers are 46-4 under Les Miles in home night games, and that includes the 10-7 win over No. 3 Ole Miss last Saturday. It was easily the tabbed as the game of the week, being the only game among ranked teams. LSU withstood a furious last minute charge by the Rebels. Ole Miss actually got into field goal range, but rather than kicking a potentially tying field goal, they tried to run one last play and LSU intercepted and the fans stormed the field. LSU is now 7-2 overall and 3-2 in the SEC. They can enjoy a bye this Saturday before hosting Alabama.
10/22/14: It has been a tough few weeks for the LSU Tigers, and that means that someone needs to pay. That unfortunate group was the Kentucky Wildcats. They were next up on the schedule and, of course, it was a night game in Baton Rouge. The Tigers did not waste any time showing their dominance, jumping to a 17-0 lead within the first 10 minutes of the game. If there was any mercy, then they would have called the game at half time. Those are not the rules of college football and LSU finished the game with a 41-3 win. LSU is now 6-2/2-2 and hosts #3 Ole Miss this Saturday.
10/15/14: Ever since LSU fell to Mississippi State at home a few weeks ago, they have not seemed like the same team. That was on display last Saturday at lowly Florida, as the Tigers were able to barely escape with a three point win, 30-27. Florida had a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter, but LSU picked off Jeff Driskel. Colby Delahoussaye hit his only field goal of the day, a 50 yarder with just three seconds left in the game. LSU improved to 5-2 on the season and earned their first SEC win. They should be able to get their second SEC win this weekend when they host Kentucky.
10/8/14: There were a lot of concerns about LSU starting the season, considering 18 of their players had gone on to the NFL over the past two years, many of whom were underclassmen. Through smoke and mirrors, LSU rallied to beat Wisconsin in the opener, but it looks like the forced youth movement is catching up with them. They lost to Mississippi State at home (at night, no less) two weeks ago and were routed by No. 5 Auburn at Auburn last Saturday, 41-7. The loss put the Tigers at 4-2 overall and 0-2 in SEC play. A playoff birth is highly unlikely now, but they do have the opportunity to get their young guys experience and be strong going forward. LSU's next game is Saturday at the Swamp against Florida.
10/1/14: One has to figure that it was a tough week of practice for the LSU Tigers after getting manhandled at home (at night, no less) by Mississippi State the previous Saturday. So maybe one has to feel sorry for New Mexico State, who had the inglorious honor of being the next team up in Death Valley. The final score was a blowout, but to put it into perspective, LSU was up 42-7 at the half. LSU is now 4-1 and trying to get back into the SEC West race. On the road at Auburn this Saturday should be a good measure for them.
9/24/14: There may be more parity in the SEC than previously believed. Number 8 LSU, a favorite in the SEC West, was upset at home by a feisty Mississippi State team that cared not about how tough it is to play in Death Valley at night. The Bulldogs dominated the game, though the Tigers scored two late touchdowns to make the score respectable (34-29). It was the first time since 2004 that a team not ranked number one has beaten LSU at home - quite an impressive streak. It is a tough loss for the Tigers and their playoff hopes, but there is still a chance that they can redeem themselves this season. They get a chance to right the ship on Saturday when they host New Mexico State.
9/17/14: LSU was, admittedly, tested by the Wisconsin Badgers a few weeks ago, but managed to pull out a late win. There has not been much to speak of since then, as the Tigers have had a couple of 'name your score' games against lesser opponents. That will change this week when LSU has to face a feisty Mississippi State team. While the Bulldogs may not be on the national radar, they are just the type of team that can give the Tigers fits. But still, this is LSU, and there are very few teams that can beat LSU - even on their best days.
8/28/14: LSU has been among the most successful college programs over the past decade and they look to continue that strength this season. But the team is trying to figure out who will be the next starting quarterback. The choices really come down to sophomore Anthony Jennings and true freshman Brandon Harris. Both come to LSU as highly ranked recruits (as dual threat QBs). There is only a couple days left to decide as the Tigers head to Houston to take on Wisconsin in the season opener. There is also the chance that Les Miles could channel his inner Steve Spurrier and go with two quarterbacks.
8/21/14: LSU is preparing for yet another tough season in the SEC West, which is the toughest division in the toughest conference in all of college football. The Tigers are up against the usual suspect in Alabama and Auburn, and Ole Miss is looking particularly strong this season. Many experts have LSU finishing second or third in the division, which is a shame for a team that will probably win nine or 10 games this season. But since there is a new playoff format in the highest levels of college football, a one loss SEC West team still has a great chance to make the playoffs and win the national championship.