LSU Football News: December 2021
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Tuesday, December 28th
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU Football can't afford to lose out on pair of In state recruits
Associated Press Holiday Bowl scrapped as virus issues hit UCLA before kick
Football Scoop Inside the two weeks that forever changed Notre Dame Football
Associated Press Leach, Mississippi State take on Texas Tech in Liberty Bowl
Clarion Ledger Mike Leach says Texas Tech 'cheated' him out of money, will fight school 'forever'
Associated Press Houston aiming for 12th win; Auburn seeking to stop skid
Associated Press Florida's Stricklin gets extension, nearly doubles salary
Associated Press CFP games arrive with pandemic raging, again
ESPN Central Michigan moves to face Wazzu in Sun Bowl; Arizona Bowl canceled
Associated Press Boise State pulls out of Arizona Bowl due to COVID-19 issues
Monday, December 27th
LSU Sports Illustrated A look at LSU's pursuit of elite 2022 linebacker Harold Perkins
The Advocate *1 Neil Farrell Jr. to join teammates Damone Clark, Ed Ingram in Senior Bowl
WAFB Sports Video (19 min, 34 sec): Blake Baker on his year at LSU and moving forward
Tiger Rag NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 16
Associated Press Burrow’s 525 yards, 4 TDs power Bengals past Ravens 41-21
Crescent City Sports Justin Jefferson breaks an Odell Beckham, Jr’s NFL record
El Paso Times Miami out of the Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 issues; replacement sought
Monday, December 27th
LSU Sports Illustrated A look at LSU's pursuit of elite 2022 linebacker Harold Perkins
The Advocate *1 Neil Farrell Jr. to join teammates Damone Clark, Ed Ingram in Senior Bowl
WAFB Sports Video (19 min, 34 sec): Blake Baker on his year at LSU and moving forward
Tiger Rag NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 16
Associated Press Burrow’s 525 yards, 4 TDs power Bengals past Ravens 41-21
Crescent City Sports Justin Jefferson breaks an Odell Beckham, Jr’s NFL record
El Paso Times Miami out of the Sun Bowl due to COVID-19 issues; replacement sought
Sunday, December 26th
Geaux 247 DeMario Tolan a big piece to LSU's linebacker room going forward
LSU Sports Illustrated With veterans opting out, opportunity arises for young talent on LSU in Texas Bowl
Everything Alabama LSU’s Neil Farrell returning home for Senior Bowl
ESPN Military, Fenway bowls canceled because of COVID-19 issues
Saturday, December 25th
LSU Tigers Wire Dear Santa: Five items on LSU fan's Christmas list
Associated Press Ball State, Georgia State meet in Camellia Bowl on Christmas
Friday, December 24th
LSU Tigers Wire LSU has a small number of scholarship players for the Texas Bowl
Tiger Details McKernan, local businesses working toward 'substantial' NIL backing for LSU
Associated Press James Cregg wants records of NCAA probe into alleged recruiting violations
Minnesota Star Tribune Meeting with Rams has added meaning for Vikings WR Justin Jefferson
ESPN Late sports psychologist Trevor Moawad's impact and legacy in College Football
Kansas City Star ‘The entire team is ready’: No Kansas State players opting out of Texas Bowl
Associated Press Bowser boosts UCF to 29-17 Gasparilla Bowl win over Florida
Commercial Appeal Hawaii Bowl canceled after Hawaii pulls out of game due to COVID-19 issues
Associated Press Cincinnati climbs CFP mountain, but can it stay there?
NCAA News 11 numbers to know about NDSU's historic run ahead of the DI-AA championship
Thursday, December 23rd
LSU Sports Illustrated NFL releases full Pro Bowl rosters, three former LSU Tigers appear
LSU Tigers Wire Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase lead the NFL vs single coverage
Associated Press Rutgers to replace Texas A&M in Gator Bowl vs. Wake Forest
ESPN Why the UCF - Florida is one of the most anticipated postseason game
Associated Press Florida, UCF battle for bragging rights in Gasparilla Bowl
Associated Press Army stuns Missouri in Armed Forces Bowl on last-second FG
ESPN Oversight committee to discuss whether Rutgers should play in Gator Bowl
Associated Press Streaking North Texas meets Miami (Ohio) in 2nd Frisco game
Associated Press No makeups for CFP semis if team can't play due to virus
Wednesday, December 22nd
LSU Tigers Wire Where does Brian Kelly's hire rank among the 28 new hires
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU LB Damone Clark "looking forward to next chapter" of career
ESPN 104.5 Audio: Jacob Hester and Charles Hanagriff talk LSU Football
LSU Sports Illustrated Three LSU prospects who should be the priority ahead of NSD
Crescent City Sports LSU in much better shape after early signing period than most realize
Gator Bowl Texas A&M withdraws participation In Gator Bowl due to covid-19 issues
Sports Illustrated How college athletics Is bracing for Its latest battle with Omicron, COVID-19
Associated Press Missouri takes porous run D into Armed Forces Bowl vs. Army
Florida Times-Union Texas A&M has suspended operations and bowl practice but Gator Bowl 'still a go'
Tuesday, December 21st
Boston Globe At LSU, Mass. native Brian Kelly has reached the top of College Football
Locked On SEC Video: Myles Brennan interview on staying at LSU
Associated Press NIL was factor on signing day; how big of one up for debate
Monday, December 20th
On3 Sports DT Neil Farrell opts out of bowl game, preparing for NFL Draft
LSU Sports Three added to athletic development staff
LSU Sports Illustrated Top OL transfer Miles Frazier talks LSU decision, Brian Kelly
The Advocate *1 Landon Ibieta takes his chances and runs with them, signing with LSU's class
Jordy Culotta Show Audio (67 min): LSU and NIL, BJ Ojulari on LSU‘s coaching transition
Tiger Rag NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 15
ESPN Press Room Cinemark teams up with ESPN to bring CFP games to the big screen
LSU Sports LSU No. 3 in Collegiate Baseball preseason poll
Sunday, December 19th
Football Scoop Update on Brian Kelly's LSU staff: Coordinator positions coming into focus
Tiger Details LSU's wholesale staff changes continue with LBs coach Blake Baker
The Advocate *1 The story of LSU quarterback Walker Howard and his mother's enduring love
Associated Press Auburn hires Seahawks assistant Austin Davis to run offense
USA Today Bowl game opt-outs stink, but so does Mike Leach's hypocrisy
Associated Press Lewis leads ULL to 36-21 New Orleans Bowl win over Marshall
Associated Press Hopkins, UAB beat BYU 31-28 in Independence Bowl
Associated Press Montana State wins first semifinal since '84, beats SDSU 31-17
Associated Press Ferris State wins first D-II title, routs Valdosta State 58-17
Associated Press Undefeated Morningside beats Grand View 38-28 for NAIA title
Saturday, December 18th
Rutgers Wire Why did New Jersey transfer portal offensive lineman Miles Frazier pick LSU?
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU begins Texas Bowl practice with goal of finishing 2021 strong
The Advocate *1 Brian Kelly's first group of LSU signees is here
Pioneer Press, MN More records within reach for Vikings’ improving Justin Jefferson
NCAA News WKU's Zappe breaks FBS single-season passing yards, touchdowns records
Associated Press Luepke's 2 TDs help NDSU beat JMU 20-14 in DI-AA semis
Associated Press Mary Hardin-Baylor wins D-III championship, 57-24
Friday, December 17th
LSU Sports Four LSU Football players earn degrees
Washington Post Andrew Whitworth is 40 years old. He is also one of the NFL’s best tackles
ESPN 104.5 Audio: Myles Brennan talks about rejoining LSU
On3 Sports Max Johnson transfers to Texas A&M
Associated Press QB Myles Brennan says he's returning to LSU for final season
USA Today CFB coaches' mega-contracts getting attention of Congress
ESPN NCAA board approves constitution changes; full vote set for January
Thursday, December 16th
LSU Sports Illustrated Trey Palmer to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal
Crescent City Sports FIU offensive lineman Miles Frazier to transfer to LSU
LSU Sports Illustrated Myles Brennan removing name from transfer portal, returning to program
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU has plan in place with how quarterbacks will be used in Texas Bowl
Geaux 247 LSU set for extended recruiting push like no other
LSU Sports LSU signs 13 on Day 1 of early signing period
The Advocate *1 LSU welcomes 13 players to its Class of 2022
Associated Press US sports leagues cope with COVID-19 outbreaks amid variants
Geaux 247 Alabama lands LSU transfer Eli Ricks
Rivals National Signing Day: Winners and losers
Associated Press Amid signing day chaos, SEC powers grab top recruits
Wednesday, December 15th
LSU Signees (13): LSU Sports (Bios and Videos) | Rivals | Dandy Don | ESPN
LSU Recruiting Rankings: 247 Sports (33) | Rivals (26) | 247 Sports Composite (18)
Geaux 247 4-star LB DeMario Tolan signs with LSU
Geaux 247 LSU's early signing period
The Advocate *1 Who is Walker Howard, LSU's new QB signee?
Rivals Landon Ibieta flips from Miami to LSU
The Advocate *1 Brian Kelly is trying to lock-in an early LSU signing class
The Advocate *1 Five-star offensive lineman Will Campbell will follow his childhood dreams to LSU
ESPN Best of NSD 2021: Tracking top CFB recruits, updates, analysis and more
Tuesday, December 14th
LSU Sports Dr. Matt Frakes named assistant AD of Sports Nutrition
LSU Sports Video (17 min, 13 sec): Brad Davis - Texas Bowl preview press conference
LSU Sports Damone Clark mamed second team All-America by Sporting News
LSU Sports LSU legend Doug Moreau inducted into Sugar Bowl HOF
Lafayette Advertiser What to expect from Brian Kelly, LSU Football recruiting on early signing day
LSU Sports Illustrated Previewing a critical 2022 early signing period for LSU Football
The Cats Pause 247 Report: LSU targeting Kentucky's Brad White as new defensive coordinator
Geaus 247 New Orleans Saints release former LSU star Will Clapp
CBS SportsLine Why expedited coaching carousel, stacked transfer portal could end of early NSD
Associated Press Latest NIL twist: Millions being pledged to college athletes
USA Today CFB transfer portal: Where the most intriguing players are going
Associated Press Bowl season back to normal, why to watch them all
Rivals National Signing Day: Gorney's predictions
Orlando Sentinel Gators hoping on Billy Napier’s focus, passion, track record as a recruiter
Associated Press Ex-Oklahoma QB Rattler commits to South Carolina, Beamer
ESPN Texas A&M QB Zach Calzada enters transfer portal
Chattanooga Times College transfer portal leaving high school players in a pinch
Monday, December 13th
LSU Sports Illustrated The state of LSU Football's wide receiver room
LSU Sports Illustrated Kerry Cooks brings a diverse recruiting background to LSU
Tiger Rag NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 14
LSU Tigers Wire Trio of former LSU Tigers having major impact for the Chiefs
Montgomery Advertiser Auburn quarterback Bo Nix enters transfer portal
Associated Press Coaching changes cause uncertainty as signing period arrives
Rivals National Signing Day announcement guide
Sunday, December 12th
LSU Sports Illustrated Kayshon Boutte, Jack Bech give first impressions of Brian Kelly hire
Associated Press Oregon hires Georgia DC Dan Lanning as head coach
NCAA News Alabama's Bryce Young wins the 2021 Heisman Trophy
Clarion Ledger Mike Leach: Players opting out of bowl games is an absurdity
Associated Press Lavatai runs for 2 TDs, Navy's D dominates in win over Army
Associated Press Williams, Miller lead NDSU past ETSU, advance to DI-AA semis
Associated Press Montana State beat SHSU, advances to DI-AA semis
Associated Press South Dakota State beats Villanova, advances to DI-AA semis
Associated Press Johnson, Palmer help James Madison eliminate Montana, advance to DI-AA semis
CFB Scores, Previews, and Recaps: DI-A | DI-AA | CBS SportsLine | ESPN | NCAA DI-A | NCAA DI-AA
Saturday, December 11th
The Advocate *1 A review of the week in LSU Football changes, and how recruiting was impacted
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU hosting a number of 2022 prospects on campus
Crescent City Sports LSU’s recruiting landscape continues to evolve after coaching change
Associated Press Florida DE Zach Carter opts out of Gasparilla Bowl
Associated Press Duke hires Texas A&M coordinator Mike Elko as football coach
CBS SportsLine Recruiting: Georgia, Texas A&M to push Alabama for No. 1 class on NSD
Associated Press Bowl bound Army looks to beat Navy for 5th time in 6 games
Associated Press Study: Racial gap in grad rates narrows for bowl teams
Football Foundation Week 15 NFF TV Schedule w/ broadcast teams | Also see: Sky and Air Sports
Friday, December 10th
LSU Sports Kerry Cooks added to defensive staff
LSU Sports LSU Football can't deviate from big picture during acclimation period
Geaux 247 Kelly weighs in on hiring Jake Flint
LSU Sports Damone Clark earns second team Walter Camp All-America honor
LSU Sports Illustrated New LSU coaches hard at work recruiting Louisiana
LSU Tigers Wire LSU assistants annual salary (info from USA Today's $ database)
The Advocate *1 Term sheets for Brian Kelly, other LSU assistant coaches approved by BoS
Geaux 247 Brian Kelly makes stop at Catholic High
ESPN Transfer portal causing CFB coaches to mull changes to recruiting calendar
Football Scoop 2021-22 NFL and College Football head coaching changes
ESPN Press Room Winners revealed for 2021 the College Football awards
Associated Press DI-AA quarterfinals feature 6 former national champions
Thursday, December 9th
LSU Sports Jake Flint named Director of Athletic Development
Tiger Details Kevin Faulk is out as LSU running backs coach
Tiger Details LSU coaching staff changes tracker
Geaux 247 LSU to hire former OU, Notre Dame co-defensive coordinator Kerry Cooks
Saturday Down South Brian Kelly lands his first major LSU recruit in getting Frank Wilson to return
Tiger Details Longtime LSU coach Corey Raymond taking job at Florida under Billy Napier
Florida Gators Corey Raymond joins Napier’s staff
USA Today SEC dominates again: Assistant coaches' pay towers over rest of Power Five
USA Today Overpaid or worth it? Evaluating the 10 highest-paid assistant Football coaches
ESPN Press Room Commentating teams announced for ESPN’s expansive 41-game bowl schedule
ESPN Mark Emmert bemoans trust issues between conferences; more
Wednesday, December 8th
LSU Sports Brad Davis to remain as Offensive Line coach
LSU Sports Brian Polian named Special Teams Coordinator
LSU Sports Video (60 sec): Glenn Dorsey inducted into the NFF College Football Hall of Fame
Saturday Down South LSU reportedly offered Jimbo Fisher mega contract to leave Texas A&M
LSU Tigers Wire Glen Logan signs NIL deal with the WWE
NFL News Seahawks safety Jamal Adams to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU's coaching staff makes big splash but Important decisions still to be made
Tiger Details QB Max Johnson enters portal; TE Jake Johnson decommits
Saturday Down South Max Johnson's departure from LSU puts Garrett Nussmeier on the spot
The Advocate *1 Brian Kelly's first LSU coaching staff begins to take shape
Geaux 247 LSU WR Deion Smith plans to enter NCAA Transfer Portal
Geaux 247 Decoldest Crawford drops LSU pledge
The Advocate *1 Greg McMahon retires after long tenures with Saints and LSU
Associated Press Vikings leaning hard on Jefferson in quest to save season
LSU Sports Illustrated Fournette on LSU hiring Frank Wilson: 'probably the most important key to LSU'
Geaux 247 Tigers in NFL: Week 13 stats
Football Foundation 63rd NFF annual awards dinner largest event in NFF history
Tuesday, December 7th
LSU Sports Video (16 min): Brian Kelly talks plans for LSU's culture, toughness, and more
LSU Sports Damone Clark earns first team All-SEC honors
Geaux 247 Brian Kelly on hiring Frank Wilson
Geaux 247 Frank Wilson: "I could not be more excited to return to Baton Rouge"
LSU Sports Illustrated News: LSU to hire Brian Polian as special teams coordinator
LSU Sports Kelly names Frank Wilson associate head coach
LSU Sports Illustrated How LSU Coach Brian Kelly's offenses have evolved part II
The Advocate *1 Rabalais: On Brian Kelly, his coaching staff decisions, and viral PMAC video
Associated Press Banged-up Bengals dealing with Burrow's finger injury
Geaux 247 Early look at Kansas State
USA Today How firing Diaz, hiring Cristobal could cost Miami an additional $27.7 million
Monday, December 6th
LSU Sports Glenn Dorsey to be enshrined into College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday
Associated Press Browns designate LB Jacob Phillips for return after biceps injury
LSU Sports Illustrated What does the process of preparing for Texas Bowl look like for LSU?
Geaux 247 LSU will face Kansas State for second time in program history
Kansas City Star Five things to know about LSU as K-State begins preparing for Texas Bowl
LSU Reveille A week into Brian Kelly era, things are alright in Baton Rouge
WWL Sports Panthers part ways with former LSU assistant Joe Brady
WAFB Sports Video (40 min): Former LSU WR coach Mickey Joseph talks about leaving LSU
K-State Online Video (13 min): Chris Klieman discusses Texas Bowl matchup vs. LSU
ESPN Behind the scenes for Cincinnati football's history-making 48 hours
Associated Press Historic playoff: Alabama - Cincinnati, Michigan - Georgia
Associated Press On College Football: What if the 12-team CFP was here?
Sunday, December 5th
LSU Tiger TV Video (17.75 min): LSU interim HC Brad Davis on coaching LSU in the Texas Bowl
LSU Sports LSU to face Kansas State in Jan. 4 in the Texas Bowl; 8:30 on ESPN
The Advocate *1 LSU needs a better group of O-linemen. Brian Kelly has a record of producing them
Clarion Ledger Ole Miss football, Lane Kiffin agree to contract extension
Associated Press AP source: Napier gets 7-year, $51.8M contract at Florida
CFB Scores, Previews, and Recaps: DI-A | DI-AA | CBS SportsLine | ESPN | NCAA DI-A | NCAA DI-AA | SEC
Saturday, December 4th
Geaux 247 LSU's top 10 breakout players in 2021
ESPN Video (14 min): Brian Kelly interview with Rece Davis
LSU Sports Video (7 min, 33 sec): One-on-one interview with Brian Kelly
The Advocate *1 Longtime LSU strength coach Tommy Moffitt first assistant let go by Brian Kelly
WAFB Sports Justin Jefferson named NFC Player of the Month
Associated Press Bowlsby: CFP expansion for 2024 'in some jeopardy'
Sports Illustrated The schools clearly aren’t in control’: Inside College Football’s wild week
Associated Press SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on CFP expansion: 'We're fine with four'
Everything Alabama SEC Football by the Numbers: Top 10 from the regular season
Associated Press Utah beats Oregon 38-10 for 1st Rose Bowl bid
Associated Press Roadrunners beat Zappe, Hilltoppers, 49-41, for C-USA title
Football Foundation Week 14 NFF TV Schedule w/ broadcast teams | Also see: Sky and Air Sports
Friday, December 3rd
LSU Sports Illustrated Brian Kelly embraces challenge of coaching at LSU, in the SEC
Saturday Down South What does the future hold for LSUs' QB room?
LSU Sports Illustrated LSU assistant coaches continue hitting recruiting trail hard
Husker Online Huskers set to hire LSU's Mickey Joseph as WR coach
LSU Sports Video (6 min): Behind the scenes of Brian Kelly's first day as head coach
Nebraska Sports Mickey Joseph joins Husker coaching staff
NCAA News 9 players in the DI-AA playoffs we’ll see on Sundays
Associated Press Troy hires Kentucky assistant Jon Sumrall as head coach
NCAA News College Football: Waiver approved for replacement bowl game
LSU Tiger TV Video (29 min): Jay Johnson speaks about the upcoming season; more
Thursday, December 2nd
LSU Sports Graduation success rate remains near all-time high
The Advocate *1 Brian Kelly's impact on LSU recruiting will focus on fixing the trenches; more
LSU Sports Illustrated Immediate steps Brian Kelly hopes to accomplish
Associated Press Kelly compares LSU to Broadway, brushes off legacy questions
The Advocate *1 Scott Woodward shares little on process of Brian Kelly hire
WWL Sports Audio (18 min): Jerit Roser on Brian Kelly becoming LSU's head coach | .mp3
Blue and Gold Tommy Rees turns down LSU, other Irish coaches to remain at Notre Dame
ESPN Brian Kelly joins Saban, Sarkisian, others who abruptly left for new positions
USA Today Blumenthal: CFB coaches' mega-contracts getting attention of Congress
ESPN CFP board unable to decide on expansion; talks to resume in January
Wednesday, December 1st
LSU Sports An alignment of excellence landed Brian Kelly at LSU
LSU Sports Video (auto-starts at 24:41): Brian Kelly introductory press conference | Facebook
ASAP Sports Brian Kelly introductory press conference transcript
Lott Trophy Damone Clark named Lott Trophy semi-finalist
USA Today Brian Kelly's contract with LSU tops list of 10 biggest deals in CFB history
Dan Patrick Show Video (12 min, 48 sec): Brian Kelly full interview
Saturday Down South 10 immediate fixes LSU coach Brian Kelly must make
Dan Patrick Show Video (13 min, 48 sec): Marcus Spears full interview
USA Today Brian Kelly's 10-year deal with LSU makes him first to reach nine-figure deal
Associated Press Panthers lose starting CB Donte Jackson for the season
Bengals Wire Thaddeus Moss suffered injury before blowout win over Steelers
NCAA News Coach-to-player electronic communication approved for Bayou Classic
Sports Illustrated Expanding the CFP postseason? We've been down this road before