This blog has been able to spend its precious time concentrating on baseball lately, but as this is primarily to be a football publication, we must at least check in at times with what is going on. In that spirit, here is what's going on in the world of LSU Fightin' Tiger Football: absolutely nothing, and that is outstanding news.
This is the most dangerous time of the year for football. There's no practice. There's no class. There's no nothing except workouts, graduations, and preparing for reporting for summer. You have a lot of athletes with a lot of time on their hands. That is a recipe for disaster, and so far nothing has happened that is worth mentioning.
I couldn't be happier. It's been a very quiet offseason. Sure, there's the usual attrition, as Shomari Clemons left the team, and early last month Phelon Jones left the team. We also lost Andrew Crutchfield and Ernest McCoy. All of this is normal depth-chart-related attrition and is nothing in particular to be concerned about.
We haven't seen the arrests or academic problems that sometimes plague teams in the offseason. We haven't seen an inexplicable injury from lifting weights or crashing motorcycles. No one has tried to beat up a cop so far this offseason.
Granted, all of that could change today. Who knows?
One concern we have is that one of our top signees, safety Craig Loston, is still working on getting academically qualified to report, and probably will not be able to report with the rest of the incoming freshmen in early June. We will follow this as it progresses, but right now it's not anything to get into a panic about. He is taking correspondence courses and just has to get it done.
Anyway, let's hope this trend of the LSU football program giving me writer's block continues.