One day closer to LSU-Alabama, Tigers fans! The anxiety level will only increase as the week goes on, but there are plenty of interesting LSU nuggets to get you through your Tuesday.
Here are three things to know:
- Coach Les Miles had some kind things to say about his friend and teenage cancer patient, Sid Ortis, who died last weekend. Miles said he is a better person after knowing Ortis.
- NFL scouts should be on the scene in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday night because there will be plenty of NFL prospects playing in Saturday’s game. However, Saturday’s contest will likely come down to two of the best tailbacks in the country.
- If you are planning to listen to Saturday’s game on LSU radio, you will hear a different voice giving the play-by-play. Legendary broadcaster Jim Hawthorne will have to miss Saturday’s game to recover from a successful medical procedure. It will break his streak of 387 consecutive games called.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- Don’t be too surprised, but Leonard Fournette was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award. NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter wrote about the nomination.
- Kleinpeter also wrote that LSU-Alabama has a big-game feel to it. Just a bit.
- The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue compiled notes about LSU’s health and a couple of other Tigers who were nominated as national award semifinalists.
The best stories around the SEC
- Alabama running backs were asked to mimic LSU tailback Leonard Fournette in practice. Breaking news: nothing compares to Fournette.
- Good ol’ Paul Finebaum discussed Mark Richt’s future at UGA during his show on Monday.
- Alabama, not LSU, is the favorite to win the SEC Championship, according to an oddsmaker.