In front of an official Tiger Stadium crowd of 21,855, many of whom were chanting his name by the end of the game, LSU true freshman quarterback TJ Finley of Ponchatoula, La. put on a show in his first collegiate start to lead the Tigers to a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Among the changes, LSU officials emphasize the CDC wellness check will no longer be required for entry into Tiger Stadium, alcohol sales will be permitted in general and premium areas, and fans are reminded masks are required while in their seats.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with sports journalists following practice on Thursday, Oct. 22, and confirmed the report from Garland Gillen with WVUE that TJ Finley will start for the Tigers at quarterback against South Carolina.
After combining for less than 50 yards rushing against the Las Vegas Raiders, former LSU running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams bounced back to help the Kansas City Chiefs get the win over former LSU cornerback Tre’Davious White and the Buffalo Bills.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had a consistent message Monday when it came to cleaning up the defensive mess. “First of all, we have to simplify and put our players in the best position that we can be. We gotta simplify."
Chris Hagan and Sean Fazende make sense of LSU’s embarrassing loss at Missouri, from the historically bad start to the season for the defense, a lacking rush attack and the failure to score a game-winner on the goal line.
With the departure of so many players from last year’s squad, LSU is seeing big plays from several guys who have been stepping up. One of those is Jontre Kirklin, who played his prep football at Lutcher.
The LSU Tigers will once again get the chance to show they can live up to the hype and expectations that come from winning a national championship in front of a number of "select" students Vanderbilt is allowing into the stadium.
The LSU Tigers will hit the road for Nashville on Friday after wrapping up their last practice Thursday for the week two matchup with Vanderbilt and head coach Ed Orgeron held his final news conference with sports journalists before the contest.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. “should” play against Vanderbilt but an offensive lineman is questionable, as quarterback Myles Brennan looks to improve his play.
While the main focus of the Kansas City Chiefs at the Baltimore Raven for Monday Night Football was on the matchup between MVP-winning quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson, some former LSU players made plays in the game.
“Here’s my job - to get this team as well as we possibly can and to play at the LSU standard of performance. And obviously, Saturday night was a big disappointment to me and everyone else and I understand that," said Orgeron.
LSU’s defense of the 2019 national championship started with a stunning 44-34 loss to Mississippi State. Chris Hagan and Sean Fazende make sense of the Tigers' historic season-opening loss to Mississippi State and look ahead to what Ed Orgeron’s team needs to correct going forward.