LSU nabs Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as next head football coach, reports say
Brian Kelly SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - NOVEMBER 16: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on before the game against the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 16, 2019, in South Bend, Indiana. — LSU is finalizing plans to hire head football coach Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, despite his reign as the winningest coach in the independent university’s storied sports history, a source confirmed to The Associated Press late Monday. #LSU is hiring Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly as its next head coach, sources confirm to @SINow, as @PeteThamel reported. According to The Advocate, Kelly is the winningest active coach in college football and the winningest coach in Notre Dame history, having surpassed the legendary Knute Rockne. LSU's offer to Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is a 10-year deal that will take him north of $100 million with incentives, sources tell @BrodyAMiller and me.wftv.com
No. 3 Alabama holds on to beat huge underdog LSU, 20-14
LSU Alabama Football Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) celebrates a touchdown pass reception by wide receiver John Metchie III (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens (79) looks on. 3 Alabama's defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU on Saturday night. LSU harried Young all night and held Brian Robinson Jr. to 18 yards on 13 carries. Cameron Lewis gave LSU the ball back in Alabama territory after ripping the ball from Young with 3:25 left. Alabama had missed an extra point earlier, so LSU later had a chance to take the lead several times late.wftv.com
Corral leads No. 12 Mississippi over Orgeron, LSU 31-17
LSU Mississippi Football Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) throws a pass against LSU in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. 12 Mississippi to a 31-point outburst that spanned the second and third quarters to beat lame-duck coach Ed Orgeron and LSU 31-17 Saturday. Trailing 7-0, Corral led four consecutive scoring drives, including a 3-yard touchdown run and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Casey Kelly. He finished 18 of 23 passing for 185 yards, rushed for 24 yards, including three third-down conversion runs before yielding to reserves in the final period. Henry Parrish Jr. scored on a 5-yard touchdown run and Jerrion Ealy ran for a 36-yard score for Mississippi.wftv.com
LSU, football coach Ed Orgeron to part ways at end of season
LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he led the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history. The win over Florida at home Saturday made LSU 9-8 since beating Clemson in New Orleans for the national championship on Jan. 13, 2020. Orgeron received a six-year contract extension after the 2019 season. According to USA Today, he is scheduled to make $9 million this season, the second-highest salary in major college football behind Alabama's Nick Saban. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Reports: LSU, coach Orgeron to part ways at end of season
LSU and coach Ed Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, according to multiple media reports Sunday, 21 months after he led the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history. Sports Illustrated was first to report that Orgeron would not return to LSU in 2022 but is expected to coach out the rest of the season for the Tigers. The win over Florida at home on Saturday made LSU 9-8 since beating Clemson in New Orleans for the national championship on Jan. 13, 2020. Orgeron received a six-year contract extension after the 2019 season. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
LSU, Orgeron to part ways, less than 2 years after title
The win over Florida at home on Saturday made LSU 9-8 since beating Clemson in New Orleans for the national championship on Jan. 13, 2020. Orgeron received a six-year contract extension after the 2019 season. Orgeron becomes the second SEC coach to be let go two years removed from a national title, joining Gene Chizik of Auburn. Scott Woodward, previously the AD at Washington and LSU, replaced Alleva at LSU in 2019. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion
(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File) (John Bazemore)A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth. The Chicago-based company said ticket sales and sponsorship deals that currently account for about 15% of College Football Playoff revenue could push the total takeaway to more than $2 billion per year. The proposed expansion creates 11 playoff games per season. Before last season, the six previous College Football Playoff championship games averaged nearly 28 million viewers for ESPN. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://APpodcasts.com___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report
Then-Athletic Director Joe Alleva's recommendation to former LSU President F. King Alexander is detailed in a newly released report into how the university handled sexual misconduct complaints. AdEarlier in the day, LSU released a law firm's 148-page review of how the university has handled sexual misconduct complaints. The report offers a scathing view of the resources and attention LSU has dedicated to complaints of sexual misconduct and violence against women campus-wide. Schneider found that LSU leadership “responded in a lackluster fashion” when officials who handled Title IX compliance requested more resources. Victims are “understandably reluctant to participate in the Title IX process because they fear community backlash,” Schneider said.
Bama, Ohio St add 5-stars while preparing for champ games
“I could be here all day talking about how different this is,” Ohio State coach Ryan Day said on the Big Ten Network. As of late Wednesday afternoon, Alabama had signed five of them and was expected to land at least one more. Even with the coach's future still to be determined, day signing was OK for the Wolverines. On the positive side for the Wolverines on signing day: In-state running back Donovan Edwards, a four-star, signed with Michigan. Smith had indicated his final decision would come down to a choice between LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Miami.
Florida vs. LSU: How to watch, stream, listen
The Gators have clinched the Southeastern Conference’s East Division and will play top-ranked Alabama in the league title game next week in Atlanta. Losing to LSU in the Swamp would eliminate any chance Florida has of sneaking into the College Football Playoff with a loss to the heavily favored Crimson Tide. Florida: TE Kyle Pitts is Kyle Trask’s top target and the team’s best pro prospect. … LSU self-imposed a one-year ban on postseason play Wednesday as part an effort to cooperate with an NCAA probe into rules violations. … Florida has won 12 straight at home, the team’s longest streak since winning 14 in a row between 2008 and 2010.
LSU self-imposes bowl ban for current season amid NCAA probe
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron leads his team on the field before an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. – LSU is self-imposing a one-year ban on postseason play for this season as part an effort to cooperate with an NCAA probe into rules violations. “I share the disappointment of our student-athletes who will not be able to compete this season in a bowl game. Beckham was recorded on video handing out cash to LSU football players during on-field celebrations immediately after a 42-25 victory over Clemson in last season's national championship game in the Superdome. "LSU will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and IARP throughout the enforcement process.”___For more AP college football coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Jones bolsters Heisman case; No. 1 Alabama beats LSU 55-17
1 Alabama used a slew of explosive plays to run away from LSU 55-17 on Saturday night. Jones threw three of his touchdown passes to Louisiana native DeVonta Smith, who went to the same high school as Louisiana Gov. Smith's first two touchdowns went for 65 and 61 yards to cap three-play, 75-yard drives for Alabama (9-0, 9-0 SEC). Each score pulled LSU as close as two touchdowns, but the Tide answered each with the two deep connections between Jones and Smith. LSU: Visits sixth-ranked Florida in a game rescheduled from Oct. 17 because of a COVID-19 outbreak affecting the Gators.
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There were 1,225 new confirmed COVID-19 cases increasing the state total to 60,873. ___WASHINGTON -- Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech will seek emergency government approval for their coronavirus vaccine, as the U.S. aims to begin administering doses by the end of the year. ___LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Kentucky reported a new daily record of 3,649 coronavirus cases Thursday amid warnings by Gov. He and public health experts are warily watching the number of patients hospitalized with the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus. ___WASHINGTON — Infection disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci says he “wants to settle” concerns about a coronavirus vaccine as he returns to the White House podium for the first time in months.
Miami has 3 games PPD by virus; A&M on pause for 2nd week
The number of games across major college football scheduled for this weekend that have already been called off is up to six, after three went down Monday, including Mississippi at No. So we can complain about this and this and that but, listen, we’re still getting to play football,” Fisher said. Major college football conferences have been tweaking policies to provide their schools flexibility to schedule games on short notice. That probably won't work for LSU-Alabama, which was among four SEC games postponed last week. __Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Virus postponements hit SEC, Big Ten; 8 games across FBS
Among the three SEC games still on for this Saturday, Arkansas will visit No. Orgeron said he expects most of his players in quarantine due to contact tracing back next week. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said his team only had two positive cases as of Wednesday afternoon, but contact tracing had taken a toll. “Candidly, the numbers around contact tracing have emerged as one of our biggest challenges to playing. “The contact tracing has the potential to magnify even one positive test,” Sankey said.
Postponement, outbreaks: SEC takes a hit from COVID-19
The conference on Monday postponed Saturday’s game between No. 20 Auburn and Mississippi State because of positive COVID-19 cases and quarantining within the Bulldogs’ program. 5 Texas A&M paused in-person activities after a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a win at South Carolina. LSU is battling an outbreak that could put Saturday's game against No. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25.
Orgeron: LSU has COVID outbreak, injured QB still sidelined
– LSU coach Ed Orgeron says his team is contending with a corona virus outbreak and resulting quarantines that have made it difficult to know whether a number of starters or regulars will be available for Saturday's scheduled game against No. “We're talking to the doctors right now to see what's the best for Myles,” Orgeron said during his usual Monday-of-game-week media conference. The number of related quarantines due to possible exposure also have thinned his roster in recent days, he said. The SEC requires teams to have at least 53 scholarship players available, less than that and the scheduled game cannot be played. By the middle of the week, LSU expects to know if the game could still be held this weekend as scheduled, Orgeron said.
The Battle for the Ballot, H.R. McMaster, Coach O and the Sideways Season
The Battle for the Ballot, H.R. McMaster, Coach O and the Sideways Season Pennsylvania's battle over mail-in voting; Then, an interview with former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster; And, Ed Orgeron's journey from the bayou to LSUcbsnews.com
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron: ace recruiter, master motivator
Ed Orgeron still remembers the exact moment he wanted to become the head football coach at Louisiana State University. "When I walk through the goalposts I raise my hands up, and I feel like I'm connected to 102,500 people in the stadium," Orgeron told 60 Minutes. Correspondent Jon Wertheim speaks with LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron for 60 Minutes CBS NewsAround the sport, Orgeron built his reputation as a gifted recruiter. Orgeron told Wertheim his punching ritual began in 2017, before a game against the University of Florida. Footage of Coach Orgeron before the LSU-Alabama game courtesy of CBS Sports.cbsnews.com
60 Minutes season premiere to feature interviews with H.R. McMaster, Ed Orgeron
60 Minutes will premiere for the 53rd time this Sunday with Scott Pelley's interview of former national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. H.R. The 53rd season premiere of 60 Minutes will be broadcast on Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Last season, 60 Minutes averaged 10.4 million viewers, making it America's most-watched news program. 60 Minutes was the #1 weekly program among all television shows six times last season. Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 Minutes.cbsnews.com
Orgeron: Most LSU players have had, recovered from COVID-19
Most of LSU's football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain eligible to play the bulk of the season before they have to be tested again. “I think, not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it,” Orgeron said during a video conference, adding later that he did not know the percentage of the roster that had tested positive. “So we look at the players that have caught it and say, ‘OK these guys should be eligible,’" Orgeron continued. So we’re looking at our roster in that manner.”Orgeron did not go into detail about whether any LSU players who tested positive have experienced symptoms. LSU officials have declined to make public precise counts or even percentages of players who have tested positive for antibodies or the disease itself.
Orgeron: LSU in the market for a transfer cornerback now
LSU coach Ed Orgeron is looking to add a transfer defensive back at a time when uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic could theoretically help the No. Were a little short at cornerback, Orgeron said during a video media conference Tuesday. We are currently researching if there is a cornerback or maybe a nickel cornerback out there who is available. The Eagles play in the ACC and remain on track to play its fall season. In addition, Fresno State standout linebacker Justin Rice also transferred after the Mountain West Conference postponed its fall season.
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___The Big South Conference has decided to delay its fall sports seasons with the hopes of playing in the spring. ___The Division III New Jersey Athletic Conference has decided the delay the start of conference play in basketball until Jan. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___The Division II Gulf South Conference is postponing competition in football, basketball, soccer and volleyball until at least Jan. 1. The league said it would evaluation options for spring seasons in football, soccer and volleyball. ___The Washington Football Team will at least begin the NFL season playing without fans in its stadium.