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Link Gumbo: 8/9/2016 - Christian LaCouture Suffers Possible ACL Tear

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Well, not some great news to start. Christian LaCouture, who was gonna play a big role in LSU’s 3 man defensive line has suffered some sort of knee injury which appears serious. There’s no confirmation on whether it will require surgery or if it’ll keep him out, but it’s something to worry about. WAFB is going as far as saying LaCouture has a complete ACL tear, which would put him out for the year. Isaiah Washington also suffered a very serious injury and it seems like he will be out long term -http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_8a48ef0c-5dc3-11e6-b3b7-0f115a3e55fd.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

Some updates from camp, which includes praise from Les Miles for freshman quarterback Lindsey Scott, how the offensive line competition is coming along and freshmen who could step up early - http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_35e5ffc0-5dbb-11e6-a936-4373c9a01294.html

We had heard some about the possibility of it happening, but now it’s (seemingly) for real. LSU will have both Dave Aranda and Cam Cameron coaching from the sidelines and not the coaches box. Brandon Harris has said that he worked better with Cameron on the sideline and Aranda worked from the coaches box at Wisconsin - http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_0a9dbb7a-5d8c-11e6-bc8d-cfb0491b7a8a.html

There’s still no clear word on whether Travonte Valentine, hereafter known as Schrödinger's Nose Tackle, has been cleared or not. Assuming he has, Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports - one of the best in the business - talks here about how it helps LSU up front - http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/lsu-gets-big-news-as-star-jc-transfer-cleared-to-play-080816

The #SummerOfMiles rolled on, as LSU picked up another blue chip defensive back in 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens - http://lsu.247sports.com/Board/LSU-Football-Message-Board-Forums-59425

Billy talks defensive line with Mark Rogers:

LSU issued a newly updated roster with some weight changes:

  • Donte Jackson up six pounds to 173;
  • Nick Brossette down to 209;
  • Derrius Guice is also down 10 pounds to 212;
  • Brandon Harris, up 12 pounds to 218;
  • Leonard Fournette also listed at 235 now;
  • Dwayne Thomas up 14 pounds to 201;
  • Danny Etling down, from 226 to 215;
  • Tre’Davious White is up six pounds to 197;
  • Ed Paris has dropped down to 203 from 210 last year;
  • Kristian Fulton at 188;
  • Michael Divinity at 234;
  • Rahssan Thornton at 222;
  • Arden Key up to 243;
  • Kendall Beckwith is down five pounds at 247;
  • Davon Godchaux up six pounds to 299;
  • Maea Teuhema lost 12 pounds and is now listed at 315;
  • Joshua Boutte at 346;
  • Garrett Brumfield at 305;
  • Ethan Pocic dropped to 302;
  • Toby Weathersby up 10 pound to 302;
  • Will Clapp up to 309;
  • Adrian Magee down to 309;
  • George Brown up to 290;
  • Jazz Ferguson up 11 pounds to 223;
  • Jacory Washington up 21 pounds to 249;
  • Christian LaCouture shed six pounds to get to 301;
  • Lewis Neal up to 272;
  • Greg Gilmore down to 308; and
  • Frank Herron topping three bills now, at 305.

Les Miles in close games? But, but...#narrative!

Gonna finish off today with a couple videos, starting off with S&C coach Tommy Moffitt talking about his baby, LSU’s new weight room.

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