New year, same old Tigers.
Their issues under center were made painfully apparent once again in a a 35-19 loss to Oklahoma on Monday in the Sugar Bowl, in which Auburn (8-5, 5-3 SEC) passed for 154 yards against a Sooners defense that allows 279 yards per game.
The 2016 Football Legends Class includes 14 former stars who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions. This year’s class includes a Heisman Trophy winner, All-Americans, All-SEC selections and Academic All-Americans as well as NCAA and SEC record holders. The group represents teams that won National and SEC Championships and are represented in state, school and college football halls of fame.
‘Now, the real war’s starting in recruiting’: LSU's Ed Orgeron moving quickly to secure top targets, early enrollees
Ed Orgeron knows as well as anyone that he has no time to
Orgeron, who was announced as LSU’s 33rd head coach Saturday, has to act quickly. It’s recruiting season, and the initial contact period begins Sunday. The Tigers’ former recruiting coordinator was set to be on the phone Saturday night with recruits he hasn’t already spoken to, and he planned to hold a meeting with his staff Sunday morning before hitting the recruiting trail.
The first contact period, a two-week time frame, allows Orgeron and his staff to make in-home visits to current commitments and other top targets, especially those high school prospects who plan to enroll early at a university.
The action starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 15 Florida in the 25th SEC title game, the 23rd in the Dome, and ends Dec. 31 with a College Football Playoff semifinal in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.