LSU has arrived in Orlando for the final days of bowl prep and festivities for Saturday’s matchup with Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.
First on the docket was, naturally, a team trip to B-Dubs.
#LSU football players consumed 4,000 wings tonight, a Buffalo Wild Wings manager says.— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 28, 2016
as for the head coach...
As Dan will discuss later today, the Under Armour All American Game will also begin practices in Florida as well, with LSU commit and soon-to-be-enrollee Lowell Narcisse on hand, but not participating. The Advocate was there to get an update on how his rehab schedule is going, and how he views his first spring on campus.
The article also details how Coach O has shifted some practice times to try and get the players ready for a 10 a.m. kickoff on Saturday. The rest of us will likely prepare in the usual way, with a bloody mary.
Coordinators also remain a topic du jour with Matt Canada coming in — Danny Etling discussed their relationship, which understandably dates back to his high school recruitment, when Canada was working at Wisconsin. Some changes and wrinkles in Dave Aranda’s defense could be on display against Louisville as well.
Scott Rabalais’ latest column also discusses some of the LSU prospects in the UA game, a list that includes Narcisse, offensive tackle Austin Deculus, defensive backs Jacoby Stevens and Kary Vincent, and multiple prospects the Tigers are still pursuing. SB Nation Recruiting Editor Bud Elliott will have lots from the scene as well.
If you have some time, this longer feature on LSU’s Derrius Guice from Matt Hayes — who now apparently works for Bleacher Report — is well worth a read.
Among the seniors playing in his final game on Saturday is Ethan Pocic, who had a senior year that featured all-conference and All-American honors. Ross Dellenger details some of the marks Louisiana has left on the Illinois native.
In other Matt Canada news, he’ll call his final game with the Pitt Panthers today in the Pinstripe Bowl against Northwestern. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. CST on ESPN.