Peterson, Jefferson Gets Ready for UNC

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Patrick Peterson and Jordan Jefferson are arguably the most important defensive and offensive players respectfully for the Tigers. Interviews were shot today by HKT as the Tigers get ready to face the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Peterson was confident as usual, but Jefferson really seems to be saying all the right things championship quarterbacks say. It will be interesting to see if this confidence and body language will translate to how he looks on the field.

Patrick Peterson talks about his experience as a true freshman, putting all of LSU's talent together, and mentions how his role as a team leader has changed.

Jordan Jefferson talks about what it means to start the season of primetime and how anything lower than a championship is a failure.

Dear Mr. Ingram, Please Hear Me Out

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Ingram racked up 144 yards versus LSU last season
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Dear Mr. Ingram,

My name is Carter Bryant, and first let me say you are one of the few truly outstanding individuals in college football.

For the last two years, I have been a credentialed member of the media covering LSU Tigers athletics. My favorite game I have ever covered was LSU vs Alabama in Tuscaloosa last year.

In the postgame presser of that game, you handled questions with grace and humility, proving that you are truly a team first player.

Later on down the road you would be crowned the only Heisman winner in Alabama's illustrious history. You did this while avoiding the “Heisman National Championship Curse” and leading your team to the title for the first time since '92. 

But I write this note to say something that you will not like or want to hear.


Michael Ford -- LSU Media Day

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LSU running back Michael Ford talks about what it means to be a balanced back, what he's done during the offseason and his biceps.

Ford will be an interesting player for the Tigers next season as a redshirt freshman. Since coming in to the LSU program, it has been well documented how dominant of force Ford is in the weight room.

Stevan Ridley seems to be the frontrunner at moment at running back while Richard Murphy now wears the #18 jersey for the Tigers. I believe Ridley will start off the season with the bulk of the carries, especially after a good offseason and spring game.

But with no clear cut number one runner, Ford will have a chance to come in and make plays in the offense.

Even if Ford isn't the starter, he needs to be ready to play at anytime this season. Murphy, Charles Scott and Keiland Williams all ended their 2009 campaigns with vicious season ending injuries.

I also believe the rushing attack will get better because of the much improved offensive line. The group had some moving and shaking done this offseason to help improve their ability to knock people off the line of scrimmage.

Ford will get his chance eventually to carry the load, it depends if it happens this season.

Tiger Talk -- Friday Hot Links

As LSU versus UNC draws closer, the NCAA violations still hangs in the balance. Some coaches can only pray that their student-athletes can stay on the team and/or avoid suspension. Here is a Friday edition of Tiger Talk....

Bleacher Report's Mike Kline investigates UNC's almost inevitable suspensions for their first game against LSU and how it will affect college football.

Tiger Rag editor Ben Love finds ways for LSU to take advantage of UNC's "Agent-Gate" problems.

Andy Staples of gives his SEC Conference Report and if he thinks Les Miles is on the hot seat.

AJC Georgia Bulldogs beat writer Tim Tucker reports Washaun Ealey was arrested this morning for a hit-and-run of a parked vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

Daily Reveille's Rowan Kavner dives into the life of LSU shutdown corner Patrick Peterson.


Russell Shepard Mathematics -- LSU Media Day

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Russell Shepard Mathematics is simple.

LSU wide receiver + quarterback + running back + 5-star recruit + recruiting ambassador + engaging personality + top end speed + game changer = Elite SEC GameBreaker.

Is my math correct?

Well, for LSU, we will have to wait and see. Last year, the Tigers were toward the bottom of the SEC in offense, particularly in explosive plays.

Video: LSU Tigers Football 2010 New Dawn

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Nice video made by the staff over at They always seem to put out high quality material.

Brandon Taylor -- LSU Media Day

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LSU safety Brandon Taylor talks about playing in the box, his role on LSU, what he expects from the Tigers, and most importantly 'Swag.'

Taylor is one of the Tigers that didn't get as much publicity during the offseason, but the hard hitting safety brings a lot more to the table than one would expect from looking at him.

Coming into Baton Rouge, Brandon was more well known as the younger brother of Curtis Taylor, who was one of the starting safeties on the LSU National Championship team in 2007. But with Brandon's production from last season, the junior made a name for himself.

First AP Poll Released, LSU at No. 21

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The first of many AP polls were released today. The LSU Tigers were tallied up as the No. 21 team in the nation.

Defending champion Alabama stays atop the poll, with Ohio State and Boise State rounding out the top three teams in the country.

Six SEC teams made the list while eight teams received votes.

To see the full list, click "Read More."

Henderson Believes Criticism of Miles is Unfair

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Metairie, La. -- Saints wide receiver and former LSU standout Devery Henderson believes criticism of LSU head coach Les Miles is unjust.

"It really is not fair. It's important to be mindful of the situation," said Henderson. "The LSU atmosphere really hurts him (Miles)."


Tiger Talk -- Thursday Hot Links

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As the season draws near, the national media focuses in closer and closer on LSU head coach Les Miles and a pressure packed season for LSU Football. Here are some good reads from across the country...

ESPN's Pat Forde looks at both sides of the "Les Miles on the Hot Seat" argument.

Fox Sports' Pete Fiutak calls out the offensive line while he looks into the LSU crystal ball.

Athlon Sports has LSU ranked No. 24 in their preseason Top 25.

Trindon Holliday Transitions to the NFL

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Metairie, La. -- Let me get this off my chest. It's weird watching Trindon Holliday run at full speed while not wearing purple and gold in the process.

Holliday's transition to the NFL has been interesting to say the least. The LSU record holder for the 100 meter dash is making the transition from running back to wide receiver for the Houston Texans.


Live From Saints Training Camp

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For the next few days I will be out at Saints Training Camp covering the defending Super Bowl Champs in Metairie, La. for 1210 The Score and KLSU.

My radio slots for the stations will change daily, but I will most likely be on around 11:15 on The Score and from 3:40 to 5:40 on 91.1 KLSU. Both stations stream live from their websites.

So, for your entertainment, I will try my hardest to keep up with the latest LSU Football news, while posting a thing or two about the Who Dats as they prepare for their next preseason game versus the Texans.

Cameron Fordham -- LSU Media Day

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One of my favorite interviews of LSU Media Day was Cameron Fordham. The freshman is a funny guy, who has bought into the tradition of LSU Football and winning. On the field, Fordham will probably be a contributor to the program down the road.

In this interview, Fordham talks about life as a freshman, his role on the team this season, the transition to from tight end to center and if he thinks he could block me.

Zach Lee Makes Jump to Dodgers

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LSU freshman quarterback Zach Lee has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers after being offered at $5.25 million dollar signing bonus, which will be paid to him over five years.

Of course, Lee had to make the decision right after I decided to upload my video interview with the gunslinger. Maybe it was my stupid decision to make his video the next one posted on the day teenage  baseball prospects have to make a decision by midnight whether or not to sign for a life-changing amount of money.

Lee's life-changing amount of money, in this case, is being paid to a guy who, if he gets to the Major Leagues, will only play once in every five games.

I know baseball is not my strongest sport, but it sometimes doesn't make sense to me.

But I guess I forgot it was "The Year of the Pitcher." Wait, I meant the "The Year of the I'mScaredToJuiceAnymoreBecauseTheyAreFinallyCrackingDown." Or is it "The Year of the Pitcher?" I don't know, but Lee is getting a lot of money because he is 6-4 and throws low 90's.

Nobody should be angry with the Texas native. When I spoke to him a week ago, he seemed like a good kid. He did what he felt was best for him.

Too bad for LSU fans he didn't do what was best for quarterback/pitching depth and the future of LSU Football/Baseball.

Josh Dworaczyk -- LSU Media Day

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In leading up to LSU's first game of the season against North Carolina, keep checking back here as I will post videos of interviews I had with LSU players during media day.

In this video, LSU junior offensive guard Josh Dworaczyk talks about the 2010 LSU offensive line, North Carolina, Jarrett Lee and if he thinks he could block me.

Ryan Baker Injury Will Hurt Tigers

LSU junior backer Ryan Baker suffered a broken jaw in a tackling drill on Friday during summer camp.

The injury will sideline the junior for 4-6 weeks.

Despite playing very little at linebacker during his career at LSU, Baker has been a standout on special teams. He also played a key role versus Mississippi State on the final goal-line stand that won the game for the Tigers.

Stepping in for Baker will likely be redshirt freshman Kevin Minter. Lamin Barrow and former safety Josh Johns are also expected to get time.

Much of the fuss has been around guys who will replace Baker. But the big question is what happens to guys who were going to start along side him.

LSU Media Day Done

Carter "The Power" Bryant Saturday, August 14, 2010 , , ,

LSU Football Media Day finished with a bang last Tuesday, with many players showing confidence going into this season.

We'll see what they're saying after North Carolina.

But some bad news came out of the day. My computer with all of my uploaded interviews with these fine young men is currently being repaired.

When I get my beloved MacBook Pro back in my possession, the interviews will be uploaded as soon as possible.

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