LSU Sports Information
By: Michael Bonnette
BATON ROUGE – LSU opens spring practice on Tuesday, March 16 in the first of what will be 15 practices over a five week span for the Tigers.
LSU will close out the spring with the National L Club Spring Game on Saturday, April 17. Kickoff time and further details about the spring game will be released in the coming weeks.
LSU, under sixth-year coach Ed Orgeron, return 33 players who started at least one game in 2020. The Tigers closed out the 2020 season with back-to-back wins over No. 7 Florida and Ole Miss to finish 5-5 overall.
Among LSU's returning offensive starters include record-setting wide receiver Kayshon Boutte and All-America candidate offensive lineman Ed Ingram. Boutte se the SEC record for receiving yards in a game with 308 and three TDs on 14 catches in the season-finale against Ole Miss.
?Defensively, LSU returns arguably the top two cornerbacks in college football in Derek Stingley Jr. and Eli Ricks. Stingley, a two-time first team All-America, and Ricks, a freshman All-America in 2020, have combined for 10 interceptions.
In addition, LSU's entire defensive line from 2020 returns intact, a group that includes Ali Gaye, who ranked No. 6 in the SEC in tackles for loss with 9.5 a year ago, along with Andre Anthony, who led the Tigers and finished ninth in the SEC in sacks with 5.5.
Other key dates for the Tigers in the spring include the school's annual Pro Day on March 31 and the National L Club Spring Game on April 17.
2021 LSU Spring Practice Dates
Week 1: March 16, 18, 20
Week 2: March 23, 25, 27
Week 3: March 30, April 1
Week 4: April 6, 8, 10
Week 5: April 13, 15, 16, 17
Pro Day: March 31
Spring Game: April 17
By: Terrill Weil
Da Boot Sports!
LSU and Ed Orgeron took time on Tuesday to introduce the football team's new defensive staff. Daronte Jones is the new defensive coordinator. Jones who coached the Minnesota Vikings secondary last season. He has also held similar positions with the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. Jones coached under Dave Aranda at Wisconsin and has also held positions at UCLA and Hawaii. His only defensive coordinator position came in 2005-09 at Bowie State a Division two school.
Former Miami Hurricanes defensive coordinator Blake Baker will coach the linebackers while Andre Carter, who is a former NFL All-Pro and recent defensive line coach for the New York Jets will step in to replace Bill Johnson to coach the LSU defensive front.
Below are videos from Tuesday's press conference for your viewing...