Marcus Mariota has become one of the emerging top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The hype is warranted, as NFL fans hoping for a new franchise quarterback are also checking out Mariota as a potential draft pick.
Les Miles joins MaD Radio and he is very excited about his quarterback and his offensive coordinator. He also addresses the Bo Pelini situation, Sam Molntgomery, and Johnny Manziel.
Auburn is getting big plays from the quarterback, the defense has been more resilient, and the Tigers are closing games much stronger.
LSU’s ground game is finding its usual dominant form if more than 300 yards rushing against Kent State is any indication.
Why, here’s a familiar early season scenario for eighth-ranked LSU.
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is trying to figure out fast which of more than a half-dozen true freshman will be able to handle crunch-time responsibilities when the Tigers enter their Southeastern Conference slate.
Kent State (1-1) at No. 8 LSU(2-0) , 7 p.m. (ESPN)
LSU coach Les Miles said those making allegations in Sports Illustrated of academic fraud at Oklahoma State, or improper payments to players from boosters, “weren’t there long enough to figure it out,” because they were dismissed from the program.
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and wide receiver/return specialist Odell Beckham Jr., along with Nicholls State’s T. J. Lumar have been named this week’s Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s college football players of the week.
In one season, LSU has gone from relying too heavily on power running to wondering if its ground game is now as reliable as it should be.