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Catching up with the ‘croots
LSU doesn’t return to the practice field until Tuesday, and the bowl game isn’t for another few weeks, which means we’re still squarely stuck in the middle of recruiting season.
There was plenty of news to talk about on the recruiting front this weekend, with commitments, de-commitments and visits galore. In case you missed any of it, here’s a recap of some of the biggest headlines, courtesy of our SEC Country recruiting guru Sam Spiegelman.
- LSU landed a commitment from a massive Texas defensive lineman.
- Targets and commits shined in the LHSAA state championship games.
- A recent Kansas de-commit will get an LSU visit Monday.
- These players officially visited LSU over the weekend.
Former LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White was tasked with unfamiliar terrain Sunday. Now playing for the Buffalo Bills, White had to endure a blizzard in the Bills’ 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Before the game, a sleeveless White was caught dancing around the field to stay warm.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 10, 2017
In a game with virtually no pass attempts, White came away with 4 tackles.
Elsewhere in snow news
As you probably saw and were affected by, Louisiana got a bit of snow since the last Bayou Bengal Briefing came out. Baton Rouge was hit by about an inch of snow, causing exactly the type of stir you’d expect on the Bayou.
There were plenty of reactions to the snow, from beautiful shots of Tiger Stadium and Alex Box Stadium in the snow to Mike the Tiger playing in the flakes to John Battle admitting he’s never seen snow before.
But the best reaction of the day belonged to sophomore defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence. He won the tweet game by far.
— Rashard Lawrence (@Rashard_99) December 8, 2017
Your weekly NFLSU update
White wasn’t the only prominent former Tiger to lace up Sunday. Here’s a recap of some of the best performances from NFL action this weekend:
- The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the NFL’s most impressive turnaround stories this year, and rookie running back Leonard Fournette is a huge reason. Fournette carried 24 times for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Jags defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-24, improving to 9-4.
- Though it was in a losing effort, Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander had a standout day Sunday. Alexander made 12 tackles, 2 for loss, to push his season total to 53.
- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter also made 2 TFLs, making 5 tackles in the Vikings’ loss to the Carolina Panthers.
LSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both won Sunday. The men’s squad played for the first time in 10 days, defeating UNC-Wilmington 97-84. Duop Reath led the way with a career-high 30 points, coming off the bench. Freshman phenom Tremont Waters added 20 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds.
The women’s basketball team had some success as well, defeating Tulane 73-50. The win improved the Tigers’ record to 5-3, with two of those losses coming versus ranked opponents.
If you’re an LSU fan, you’ve probably complained about LSU’s lack of talent at quarterback the past decade. Well, backup quarterback Justin McMillan doesn’t seem to agree with you.
— JUSTIN MCMILLAN (@HONEYSLOTH_13) December 11, 2017
McMillan’s caption aside, there are a few questions that come to mind. First, when would there be a situation when Lowell Narcisse and Caleb Lewis are the only quarterbacks wearing pads? Second, Lewis being there in the first place is a question mark; he already has declared his transfer. Third, again, LSU doesn’t resume practice until Tuesday, making this picture automatically old.
My guess is this photo came from the Tiger Bowl during LSU’s bye week a couple of months ago, which raises the question why McMillan chose to post it now. Either way, it’s a cool shot. Narcisse doesn’t seem too happy about it. But everybody else seems downright chummy.
Today in made-up holidays
According to the folks at NationalDayCalendar.com, there’s only one holiday to celebrate Dec. 11, and it’s “ National Noodle Ring Day.” Admittedly, I have no idea what this means.
Is it a ring of noodles? Is it noodles shaped like rings? At that point, they aren’t noodles. I think those are technically called “anelli.” Noodles are longer and thinner. You know, like pool noodles.
Which brings us back to rings of noodles. Another thing I’ve never heard of. I have no idea what we’re supposed to be celebrating. But these are the rules. So let’s try to make it work.
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