In light of football’s ever-growing concussion crisis, the game is taking precautions at all levels to increase the safety of players.
College football did its part this past offseason to enhance the safety of its players with the introduction of the targeting penalty, where defensive players who hit, or “target,” defenseless ball carriers in the head with the crown of their helmet will automatically be ejected from the game in addition to costing their team 15 yards. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss is averaging 490 yards per game, yet 32 other teams around the country rank higher than the Rebels in total offense. Such is life in modern-day college football. (September 19, 2013, Page 8)
HOOVER, Ala. — LSU coach Les Miles had trouble hearing during his time at the podium in the print room at SEC Media Days Thursday. Or maybe he didn’t like a few of the questions. It was hard to tell. (more…) (July 19, 2013, Page 7A)
BATON ROUGE, La. — There were a lot of things the Ole Miss Rebels did right in Saturday’s matchup with No. 8 LSU at Tiger Stadium. Instead of kicking field goals like they did in a one-point loss to Vanderbilt, the Rebels scored more touchdowns than any other team has all year on the vaunted LSU defense.
An Ole Miss defense that was short handed entering the nationally televised game made its fair share of big plays against an offense that had become more balanced in recent games. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
The Ole Miss Rebels squandered a prime opportunity Saturday to put a cherry on what’s been a mostly surprising season by earning win No. 6.
Instead, the Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4, Southeastern Conference) must now turn its attention to No. 8 LSU in the hopes of gaining bowl eligibility. (November 13, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG — Former Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins will stay in the state of Mississippi to begin his college career rather than play for the LSU Tigers and coach Les Miles. (more…) (August 1, 2012, Page 6)
LSU football coach Les Miles wasn’t on the Square on Monday night when his newest quarterback signee, Lafayette’s Jeremy Liggins, made it public that he was going to be a Tiger. But the veteran coach who won the 2007 BCS championship and this year’s Southeastern Conference title said Wednesday during his post signing day press conference that he gained even more respect for Liggins for how he announced his decision. (February 2, 2012, Page 6)
Mardi Gras started a little early in Oxford on Monday night when Lafayette High quarterback Jeremy Liggins chose to play for the LSU Tigers and coach Les Miles. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound EAGLE Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011 picked the defending Southeastern Conference champions over Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn on the Sports Roundup’s Commitment Show held at Irie on the Square. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
LSU coach Les Miles may have decided Saturday’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was over with five minutes left in the contest when he instructed quarterback Zach Mettenberger to kneel the ball four straight times instead of score another touchdown from the Ole Miss 1-yard line. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)