Coach Ed Orgeron: LSU safety Todd Harris out for the season
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says safety Todd Harris has been ruled out for the remainder of the season because of an injury during the fourth-ranked Tigers' 65-14 victory over...
Burrow clinical, No. 4 LSU downs Northwestern State, 65-14
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron had to play starting quarterback Joe Burrow longer than planned after a more competitive first half than expected against Northwestern State.
Texas says temperatures just fine in its visitor locker room
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The visitor's locker room at the University of Texas appears almost perfect for serving a nice glass of wine. It may be a tad stuffy for a nap.
No. 4 LSU dredges up old wounds to prep for Northwestern St.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Football coaches say they never forget losses, as much as they might like to.
The most unlikely and upsetting defeats become teaching points, and that is case as LSU...
LSU’s Orgeron: Chaisson, Lawrence, Logan getting rest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says defensive starters K'Lavon Chaisson, Rashard Lawrence and Glen Logan are expected to get at least part of this week off after being banged up in...
Burrow’s 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joe Burrow was nearly perfect in the second half against Texas.
He had to be.
With Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger matching him nearly blow for blow, Burrow and...
In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman.
In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a...
LSU coach Orgeron: Charles, Divinity to play at Texas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says projected starting left tackle Saahdiq Charles and pass-rushing linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. will play Saturday when the sixth-ranked Tigers...
No. 6 LSU to unleash new offense vs. Georgia Southern
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The time has come for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and the sixth-ranked Tigers to debut the revamped offense they've been raving about since spring practice.
Orgeron: No. 6 LSU focused on Georgia Southern triple-option
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron makes it clear the sixth-ranked Tigers are too busy preparing for Georgia Southern's triple option to talk about their highly anticipated showdown with...
No. 6 LSU hoping Chaisson’s return has transformative effect
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's K'Lavon Chaisson has one season left to fulfill the promise that once lured Tigers coach Ed Orgeron to the highly regarded pass rusher's Houston home at 4 a.m. for a...
With new offense, new digs, LSU eyes ‘special’ 2019 season
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow goes beyond LSU's evident talent and experience at key positions when explaining his assertion that the Tigers are primed to have a "special"...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU's hiring of the gruff-talking, barrel-chested Ed Orgeron was met with widespread skepticism a few years ago. Two full seasons and 19 wins later, he's proving doubters wrong...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):
LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address...
LSU board set to consider Orgeron raise, extension
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron is in line for a two-year extension to 2023 and a $500,000 pay raise to $4 million annually, plus incentives, under a proposal drafted by the...
AP source: LSU, Orgeron in extension talks
A person familiar with the situation says LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have begun work on the framework of a contract extension with the hope of putting it before the university system's board of supervisors in March.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because negotiations are ongoing and have not been announced.
- Rome News-TribuneLSU outside linebacker Ray Thornton "out for a while" with ankle sprain, Ed Orgeron saysMarch 27, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneLSU's Ed Orgeron compares touted freshman Derek Stingley to Reggie BushMarch 27, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneLSU's Ed Orgeron talks business at summit: 'Recruiting and business are the same thing'February 21, 2019
- Houston ChronicleA&M-LSU Saturday scuffle turns into war of wordsNovember 28, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneInjured LSU defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko out for rest of season, coach Ed Orgeron saysNovember 19, 2018
LSU taps Saints assistant Brady to oversee passing game
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he has hired New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady as the Tigers' passing game coordinator and receivers coach.
Brady fills the vacancy created when veteran receivers coach Jerry Sullivan retired after the 2018 season.
Orgeron says Brady brings LSU an innovative approach to offense and knowledge of the run-pass option after working under Saints coach Sean Payton.
Orgeron plays up stakes of LSU’s season finale at Texas A&M
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Coach Ed Orgeron makes it clear that he doesn't see LSU's regular-season finale at Texas A&M on Saturday as just another game on the schedule.
No. 10 LSU, Orgeron mindful of past upsets as Rice arrives
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron didn't want to hear about resting key starters or giving young reserves more snaps — no matter how much of a prohibitive favorite his tenth-ranked Tigers may be against struggling Rice.
Apparently, bad memories of the Troy Trojans celebrating a stunning upset triumph in Death Valley last season remain fresh in the Cajun coach's mind.
No. 10 LSU, Orgeron, eye Tigers’ best season since 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Although LSU cannot win the Southeastern Conference championship, victories in its next two games will result in a regular season that exceeded expectations by a wide margin.
The 10th-ranked Tigers need to beat Rice this Saturday and Texas A&M in College Station the following week for their first 10-win regular season since 2012. That probably also would put LSU in a New Year's Six Bowl.
LSU bounces back from Alabama loss with win at Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ed Orgeron could be heard screaming encouragement through the door of the LSU locker room following a 24-17 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
It wasn't the prettiest of finishes to an otherwise dominant victory, but the coach of the No. 9 Tigers (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) was all about restoring a sense of swagger after a disheartening home loss to No. 1 Alabama a week ago.
LSU’s Orgeron discusses ‘biggest day’ on the job
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron proclaimed that Monday was his "biggest day" on the job since he took over the Les Miles in 2016.
The coach expressed concerned about the psyche of his players after the dual blow of losing big at home to No. 1 Alabama and then hearing their own coach say after the game that he needs to bring in better recruits.
’Bama-LSU, Kentucky-Georgia matchups have title implications
Here are a few things to watch during Week 10 of the Southeastern Conference football season:
Legacy game awaits LSU’s Cajun coach vs. No. 1 Alabama
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Cornelia "Coco" Orgeron, the mother of LSU coach Ed Orgeron, describes her son as someone who lives to bring joy to others and rarely requests anything for himself, "except maybe a gumbo."
Her assessment is routinely echoed across the Cajun enclaves of south Louisiana — particularly around Bayou Lafourche, where the Tigers' coach grew up and is known by the nickname, "Bebe."
Don’t look now, but it’s another top-5 Alabama-LSU matchup
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has no interest in reconstructing Alabama's seven-game winning streak over LSU or pondering his team's scarcely threatened perfect record.
So just don't ask.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide coach is far more concerned with the challenges presented by Ed Orgeron's current fourth-ranked Tigers, which appear to be substantial.
Going for it: 4th-down makes fuel football scoring surge
Major college football teams are on a record scoring pace this season and a more aggressive approach on fourth down is helping to fuel the surge.
Through eight weeks of the season, FBS teams are averaging 30.23 points per game, up almost a point and a half from last season and just ahead of the record 30.0 set in 2016.
LSU’s Orgeron hopes coaches demand change to targeting rule
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron hopes coaches will band together and demand changes to NCAA football's targeting rule and how it is enforced.
Orgeron's suggestion comes just days after a target foul called last weekend LSU linebacker Devin White, a penalty which triggered White's suspension for the first half of the fourth-ranked Tigers' next game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 3.
No. 5 LSU mindful of recent drubbing by No. 22 MSU
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers reflect on their most lopsided loss last season, it's not the color crimson that comes to mind.
No, it's a different shade of red — the maroon donned by the 22nd-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs, who'll invade LSU's Death Valley on Saturday night.
’Bama’s Tagovailoa, LSU’s Orgeron among SEC best in 1st half
It's no surprise that top-ranked Alabama is once again the class of the Southeastern Conference halfway through the season. And considering his ample talent, the emergence of Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as an offensive force could have been easily predicted.
The rest of the SEC has produced a myriad of surprises, superlatives and disappointments through the season's first seven weeks.
LSU’s Orgeron takes signature win over No. 2 Georgia, 36-16
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As a jubilant sort of mayhem engulfed LSU coach Ed Orgeron, with fans rushing onto the field, the Cajun coach who grew up loving the Tigers calmly looked around and let the spectacle sink in, then hugged wife Kelly.
Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give Orgeron a signature victory.
No. 5 LSU tries to add to resume against No. 22 Florida
No. 5 LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 22 Florida (4-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS)
Line: LSU by 2.
Series record: Florida leads 32-29-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
LSU puts its undefeated record on the line against Florida, which is coming off consecutive road wins against Tennessee and Mississippi State.
LSU, Kentucky undefeated starts only part of SEC’s surprises
Under Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide always seems to start the season racking up wins.
The Georgia Bulldogs also seem to be starting that trend with Kirby Smart in charge.
But not everything is going according to plan in the Southeastern Conference.
No. 5 LSU aims to validate offensive gains at No. 22 Florida
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-year LSU quarterback Joe Burrow repeated the term "breakout game" on Monday as he referred to the most recent showing of the Tigers' passing offense.
The implication is that going forward, there's a new, higher standard of production for Burrow and Co. — a premise that will be tested Saturday in Gainesville, Florida.
No. 5 LSU honing in on explosive Ole Miss air attack
Mississippi (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 5 LSU (4-0, 1-0), 9:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
LSU turn high-turnover margin into wins, rise in rankings
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron likes to say that the football program under his direction is "all about the ball."
For him, that means protecting the ball by minimizing risk on offense and aggressively trying to take it away on defense.
No. 6 LSU beats back Louisiana Tech upset bid, 38-21
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron compared his team to an overconfident fighter who drops his hands and subsequently gets "hit in the face."
Rather can get knocked out, the sixth-ranked Tigers woke up.
Nick Brossette scored three touchdowns, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a career-high 136 yards and two TDs, and LSU beat Louisiana Tech 38-21 on Saturday night in a game infused with far more tension than expected.
No. 6 LSU remembers why it must respect Louisiana Tech
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU and coach Ed Orgeron need look back no further than last season for lessons about why the sixth-ranked Tigers should take Louisiana Tech seriously.
Troy, a mid-major from the Sun Belt Conference, invaded Death Valley and celebrated a signature victory over a 2017 LSU team that wasn't all that bad. After all, the Tigers went on to win nine games last season.
No. 6 LSU buoyed by Burrow’s intangibles, if not his stats
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow's pedestrian completion percentage and passing totals might be more of an issue if sixth-ranked LSU were losing.
For now, the Tigers' transfer quarterback appears to get more criticism from himself than anyone else at LSU. Coaches and teammates rave about Burrow's mentality, football IQ, toughness, leadership and other intangibles.
No. 6 LSU, coach suddenly adjusting to favored status
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As much as LSU coach Ed Orgeron urges his players to "block out the noise," the reality is inescapable.
Burrow, LSU rise to occasion in big road win
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — When LSU needed a big play, Joe Burrow delivered a touchdown pass. Late drive with the game on the line?
LSU's new starting quarterback produced again. Burrow led the then-No. 12 Tigers to a 22-21 upset of then-No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in a game that made an early statement not only for LSU but for Burrow.
Tracy’s FG on final play lifts No. 12 LSU over No. 7 Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron insisted he had no doubt Cole Tracy would make the winning kick, but setting it up was quite the adventure.
Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener.
LSU brings improved special teams to Auburn
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The last two times LSU and Auburn met, special teams figured prominently.
Now 12th-ranked LSU is hoping noticeable improvements in its kicking game can tip the balance at No. 7 Auburn on Saturday.
No. 7 Auburn hosts No. 12 LSU in SEC opener for both
No. 12 LSU (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at No. 7 Auburn (2-0, 0-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Auburn by 10.
Series record: LSU leads 29-22-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
The winner of this game will emerge as perhaps the team most likely to challenge No. 1 Alabama in the SEC West. Both already have big nonconference wins, LSU over No. 21 Miami and Auburn over No. 10 Washington.
No. 11 LSU loses top pass rusher Chaisson for the season
LSU edge pass-rusher K'Lavon Chaisson's season is over after three productive quarters against Miami.
The 11th-ranked Tigers will have to make do without Chaisson because of a knee injury he suffered during a season-opening victory over the Hurricanes, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday.
"I feel bad for him," Orgeron said. "He had totally dedicated himself to this year. He will bounce back. His teammates are very sad."
LSU takes ‘unproven’ backfield into clash with Miami
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are hardly the household names the Tigers have been accustomed to featuring at running back.
Current NFL players Jeremy Hill, Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice all established their credentials in backup roles and were bona fide pro prospects by the time they became featured rushers at LSU.
Ohio State transfer QB Burrow named LSU starter vs. Miami
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow didn't need long to convince new teammates at LSU that he had no sense of entitlement and was prepared to work.
On Monday, Burrow was named the starting quarterback for the 25th-ranked Tigers' season opener against No. 8 Miami in Dallas on Sunday night. LSU coach Ed Orgeron described competition between Burrow and sophomore Myles Brennan as "tight," and added that he would not hesitate to change QBs should the starter falter.
LSU defensive back Fulton reinstated
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU officials say the NCAA has reinstated junior defensive back Kristian Fulton.
Fulton has served about 18 months of what was originally a two-year suspension for tampering with a drug-test by allegedly substituting someone else's urine sample for his own.
LSU says the NCAA acquiesced to Athletic Director Joe Alleva's request to reclassify the matter to a similar violation punishable by a one-year ban, allowing Fulton to play immediately.