Dailycollegefootball.com was on the LSU defense side as the Big Cat Drill got underway.The LSU Football players were getting after each other today, defense and offense, and they were not letting up. I actually got a front roll seat for about a few minutes until it started to get crowded. It was pretty intense today on both sides of the field.
The LSU Tigers had their 2nd scrimmage and the defense is dominating the aspect of the scrimmage. According to Les Miles Anthony Jennings was the most productive QB for this scrimmage, and Miles said he threw 2 touchdowns. WR DJ Clark caught 2 td’s and Dural caught a touchdown as well in the scrimmage. LSU gets ready for their annual scrimmage which will take place April 18th.
Gonzaga is sending a message to the rest of the teams as they beat Iowa Hawkeyes by 18 pts. The Zags are rolling and they even have a former wildcat who won a championship with Kentucky, Kyle Wiiltjer who chipped in 24 pts from the outside with 3’s and from the inside. The freshman Sabonis, chipped in 18 pts, who is the son of Arvydas Sabonis who played for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 80’s and 90’s. Pangos helped with point production and is consider the best point guard in the NCAA. It would be interesting for the Zags to meet up with Kentucky, and amazing to see if Gonzaga knocks off the wildcats. I got the Zags knocking off UCLA by 10 or 15, and Duke in a very close game, and they probably will face the Sooners, or Michigan State. In my bracket I do have Kentucky vs Gonzaga in the Championship Game. Mark Few has his team playing with a purpose, the Zags consistently been in the sweet 16, to round it out and end up in the Final Four, which they have been in to the top 3 pretty much throughout the whole year. I would say it would be remarkable if Stockton”s Alma Mater beats Kentucky in the last game of the season. We already know what team America would root for if Kentucky and Gonzaga met up, the underdog, and if Gonzaga won that game it would Pandemonium throughtout the USA.
LSU on TV – Week of February 23-March 1, 2015
Tuesday, Feb 24
Men’s BKB LSU at Auburn (Live) ESPNU 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 25
Baseball LSU vs. Southeastern La. (Live) SEC Network+ 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 26
Women’s BKB LSU at Ole Miss (Live) SEC Network+ 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb 27
Track and Field Indoor at SEC Championships Day 1 (Live) SEC Network+ 9 a.m.
Baseball LSU vs. Princeton (Live) SEC Network+ 7 p.m.
Gymnastics LSU at Alabama (Live) SEC Network 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 28
Gymnastics LSU at Alabama (Replay) SEC Network 4 a.m.
Track and Field Indoor at SEC Championships Day 2 (Live) SEC Network+ 9 a.m.
Gymnastics LSU at Alabama (Replay) SEC Network 9 a.m.
Men’s BKB LSU vs. Ole Miss (Live) FSN 1 p.m.
Baseball LSU vs. Princeton (Live) SEC Network+ 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 1
Baseball LSU vs. Princeton (Live) SEC Network+ 12 p.m.
Women’s BKB LSU vs. Texas A&M (Live) ESPNU 1 p.m.
Baseball LSU vs. Boston College (Live) SEC Network+ 1 p.m.
LSU fell behind early in the game as Aggies House and Jones took control of the game and went up 21-10. LSU jumped back into the game thanks to 3 threes by Hornsby that put LSU in the lead. LSU was up 36-29 with 5 seconds left in the half, as a Aggie guard threw up a prayer only for Roberson from the Aggies catch the miss 3 pt shot and laid it up before the clock ran out. Something told me right then and there when I was watching the game on the SEC Network, I had a bad feeling about that last second basket even though LSU was leading 36-31 going into halftime. You can’t let the opposing team on their home court catch balls in mid-air and make lay ups as time expires.
LSU got a 8 pt lead, but as time went on instead of feeding the ball into Martin and Mickey, the guards starting taking 3 point shots. My question is why is Martin taking three-point shots, Gray walks in misses a layup, and no production from Mickey. If Mickey scores 15 points LSU easily beats Texas AM, also Quarterman at 6ft 6 and 185 lbs trying to take it inside. Quarterman go hit the weights in the offseason, eat some pizza drink some beer put on 15 pounds of muscle then bring it inside. Quarterman was guarding House from the Aggies, House finished 20 pts on the night. House took a 30 ft three and swished it, Quarterman was about 4 feet away as the 6’7 Aggie pulled up from downtown. Quarterman was also 3-11 from the field with 3 threes, he had 5 steals and 8 assists and 9 points from the field. Brian Bridgewater had a good night off the bench with 9 pts 6 rebounds and 1 block.
The question is who is the point guard for LSU, who is running the offense, is it Quarterman, Patterson or Gray, and who are the shooters, and why does everyone try to be the superstar, there should be more assits from each player,Quarterman and Hornsby are the only players passing the ball, and Patterson had no assists. LSU has some soul searching to do to see how far they go. The best thing for them if they make it to the 64 tourney, hopefully they stay far away from Kentucky and Texas AM, especially AM, it seems they know how to beat LSU.
When you have a 8 pt lead you don’t need to take three’s, you need to send the ball down low and get 10 ft shots or foul shots, and that’s where LSU only had 10 attempts from the line, compared to Texas AM with 26, AM made 14 which equalled to 14 points and LSU made 8 which gave them 8pts, that’s a 6 pt difference which was the difference of the game Texas AM 68 LSU 62.
LSU Basketball gets ready for Texas AM tonight as they travel to College Station. The Tigers look to take down the Aggies in front of their fans like they did in Tennesee as they beat the Vols 71-55, very impressive win by the LSU Basketball Team.
Jordan Mickey had 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks Saturday as LSU rode a dominant first-half performance to a 73-55 victory over Tennessee.
“We played the No. 1 team in the country to a two-point game, and we believe we should have possibly won it,” Mickey said. “We came in knowing we’re a good team. We know what we’re capable of doing.”
Hornsby had 16 points and seven assists while leading the perimeter attack for LSU, which shot 9 of 19 from 3-point range. Tim Quarterman added 13 points, six rebounds and six assists.
LSU defeats Kentucky, 95-94, Feb. 11, 1978.
Perhaps the most important regular-season game win of the Dale Brown Era. This victory signified LSU had arrived on the basketball scene.
Kentucky came into the game ranked No. 1 in the country and would later go on to win the national championship.
But on this night at the Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, the Tigers would be victorious. All five of LSU’s starters fouled out of the game. The contest went into overtime. Yet, LSU prevailed at the end.
The stage is set again as no.1 Kentucky Wildcats come into the PMAC and LSU playing good basketball. Are the stars lining up tonight for LSU as they try to put forth an upset over no.1 Kentucky Wildcats.
The Arena is sold out, on Super Tuesday on ESPN, you know the whole nation could be tuning in as LSU try’s to knock off the wildcats, which they did last year under Johnny Jones. If LSU Tigers guard Hornsby and Gray hit there 3’s and open looks, and Quarterman has a big game, and Mickey and Martin control the boards and dominate the inside, we might be seeing a upset.
I got a chance to meet some Kentucky Wildcat Fans, it was Mr. and Mrs.Winn, who are traveling through as they watch their Wildcats take on the Tigers of LSU. Mr. Winn was a basketball coach at Paducah High School for quite a while. I really enjoyed my talk with him and his wife, and they have a daughter who went to Ole Miss, and the Winns were very amazed how LSU and Ole Miss do not like each other, in other words a serious rivalry, as I told him the last football game in Tiger Stadium, even their women were crying as LSU beat no.2 Ole Miss 10-7, and we even sent their star quarterback running for the tunnel before the game was over.
So there you go folks, lights camera and college basketball. With a Capital A.
I am with Kennedy Basco who stands at 6″4 and he is only 12 years old at St Aloysius Catholic school, Baton Rouge,Louisiana. That’s a 8 ft goal in the background. At the age of 12 Shaquille O”Neal was 5″11, and Kennedy is 12 and stands at 6″4 …..Kennedy also plays football and has to wear a black stripped mark on his helmet, because of his size he is not allowed to touch the football. Kennedy enjoys reading and likes being tall. He has a 3.7 GPA at St. Aloysius Catholic School. Stay tune to more to come on Kennedy Basco on dailycollegefootball.com and check us out on Facebook as well.
The LSU Football team went out and recruited a bunch of lineman, OL Toby Weathersby from Houston,Tx, 4 top receivers, 6’5 Jazz Ferguson, 6’4 Brandon Martin, 6’2 Tyron Johnson and 5’11 Derrick Dillon and some defense,with Donte Jackson 5 star corner back. Les went an found another Aussie punter, Josh Growden . Les Miles really likes those Aussie punters, perhaps when Florida comes to Tiger Stadium, Les will send the Josh to fake a punt, and he can take off down field for a 50 yard td, and glide in like a airplane like the previous Aussie punter Brad Wing did back in 2011. Coach Miles mention the brothers at LSU had younger brothers, and how they followed them to LSU, like Lenoard Fournettes younger brother Lanard Fournette. LSU looks to replace some linemen and a few defensive faces, but they were not able to recruit any new linebackers. I am sure that will be a big decision in 2016 to get more defensive players. One running back from New Orleans Isodole Freeman a 3 star running back was not picked up by LSU, and went to AM, and express some resentment towards LSU, saying since they didn’t sign me, we are gonna tear (LSU Tigers) up, like we haven’t heard that before. Did Mr.Isidole Newman, really think he was gonna get some playing time, knowing alot of the snaps will go to sophmore Leonard Fournette. The rookies need to learn there place in life.
2015 LSU Football – Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (High School)
Nick Brossette RB 6-0 214 Baton Rouge, La. (University HS)
George Brown OL 6-6 273 Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods HS)
Jeremy Cutrer S 6-3 162 Kentwood, La. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)
Derrick Dillon WR 5-11 174 Franklinton, La. (Pine HS)
David Ducre FB 6-0 239 Slidell, La. (Lakeshore HS)
Blake Ferguson SNP 6-3 215 Buford, Ga. (Buford HS)
Jazz Ferguson WR 6-5 214 St. Francisville, La. (West Feliciana HS)
Lanard Fournette RB 5-10 185 New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)
Derrius Guice RB 5-11 216 Baton Rouge, La. (Catholic HS)
Josh Growden P 6-1 192 Sydney, Australia (Clare HS)
Donte Jackson CB 5-11 168 Metairie, La. (Riverdale HS)
Tyron Johnson WR 6-2 192 New Orleans, La. (Warren Easton HS)
Arden Key DE 6-6 215 Atlanta, Ga. (Hapeville Charter School)
Xavier Lewis CB 6-0 186 LaPlace, La. (East St. John HS)
Adrian Magee OL 6-5 366 Franklinton, La. (Franklinton HS)
Brandon Martin WR 6-4 214 Monroe, La. (Prime Prep (Dallas) Academy)
Justin McMillan QB 6-1 177 Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill HS)
Foster Moreau TE 6-5 237 New Orleans, La. (Jesuit HS)
Bry’Kiethon Mouton TE 6-1 250 Lafayette, La. (Acadiana HS)
Hanner Shipley TE 6-5 284 Meadowlakes, Texas (Marble Falls HS)
Maea Teuhema OL 6-4 323 Keller, Texas (Keller HS)
Kevin Toliver CB 6-2 192 Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian)
Chidi Valentine-Okeke OL 6-6 315 Decatur, Ga. (Faith Baptist Christian)
Isaiah Washington DE 6-4 225 New Orleans, La. (Karr HS)
Toby Weathersby OL 6-5 303 Houston, Texas (Westfield HS)
Today was the big day that Patriots Coach Belichick and Qb Tom Brady got a chance to talk to the press about the deflated football that were used to beat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. It was a very interesting interview to listen to the reporters asking them questions of the deflated footballs. Tom Brady commented how he 1st saw the footballs about 5 hours prior to halftime, like he was on a date, and also side step alot of the press questions with different kinds of answers or was that Coach Belichick. I think it was Coach Belichick, he was asked all kinds of questions and Brady as well, and I think at the end of the day things got shifted down to the equipment manager being responsible for the deflated footballs. It was really funny listening to ESPN report and joke about it for about 3 hours on Sportscenter after the interview. Can’t the press find more things to talk about like the defending NFL Football Champions Seattle Seahawks, I am sure that should be the focus, not the deflated footballs. Even a ESPN reporter says she is still getting worked up about would should be done about the PATS using deflated footballs, like they will be brought to court. Boy ESPN talk about funny, you know there is a big game coming up on Feb. 1st…. it’s called the Super Bowl 49, that would be something to focus on. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will here more about the Super Bowl and the Seattle Seahawks instead of the deflated footballs.
It seems as though as all of Nick Saban coaching staff are jumping ship, he is about to lose Kiffin Lane to the 49ers, and Kevin Steele departed for LSU, and Lance Thompson linebackers coach, went to Auburn. Whats next for Nickie and the Crimson Tide, and how is he gonna replace those coaches……. perhaps Colin Herd was right about the decline of Saban…… Phyllis( Finebaum listener and caller) sure didn’t like to hear that that’s for sure.