Happy Wednesday, LSU fans.
The college football season finally came to a conclusion, and somehow, someway, Leonard Fournette came out of a winner.
Here are five things to know:
- Fournette ended the season with the NCAA rushing title thanks to a 162.8 yards per game average. Fournette finished ahead of Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry in that category, though he trailed both Henry and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey in terms of total rushing yards.
- The nation’s No. 4 dual-threat quarterback Lowell Narcisse de-committed from Auburn. The Class of 2017 prospect chose Auburn over LSU on his 17th birthday last July, and has been courted by LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron throughout his junior season.
- LSU finished the season ranked No. 16 in the AP Top 25 Poll. Only SEC West rivals Alabama and Ole Miss finished ahead of the Tigers, while Tennessee and Florida brought the number of SEC teams ranked in the top 25 to five.
- ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit included LSU in his early top three teams for 2016. LSU was included in several experts’ top 10 for next season.
- LSU freshman basketball sensation Ben Simmons tweeted out a photo of his new kicks. Who did he tweet it at? None other than his close buddy, LeBron James.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais wrote that incoming LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s defense finished No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense in 2015. Under Aranda, Wisconsin allowed 13.7 points per game and finished in the top four nationally in scoring, rushing and pass efficiency defense.
- ESPN’s David Ching wrote that LSU has addressed its defensive line and linebacking needs with its 2016 recruiting class. One-third of LSU’s commitments are defensive linemen, while the Tigers nabbed highly touted linebacker prospects in Michael Divinity, Erick Fowler and Rahssan Thornton.