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LSU goes on Spring Break

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LSU has gone on Spring Break this week meaning the Tigers have pressed the pause button on spring practice. LSU is six practices in and Ross Dellenger has ten things that we have learned. In there, Dellenger highlights potential breakout players and new looks on offense and defense.

In some not so good news, LSU’s Donavaughn Campbell has begun his trial in Atlanta after a 2016 arrest. Campbell was arrested by Georgia Tech police on October 30, 2016 along with a Georgia Tech player for simple battery.

Recruiting for the 2019 class is heating up and the Tigers are after a lot of big time players. Sam Spiegelman of SEC Country has stayed on the trail all year. He’s got the scoop on 5-star LB Nakobe Dean and where LSU stands right now. Spiegelman got this quote below from Dean on LSU and the coaches. To read the full story, click here.

If you want to get caught up on where LSU stands with priority RB’s Noah Cain and Tyrion Davis, Spiegelman has you covered there also. To get the latest, click here.

Before LSU broke for spring break they had a scrimmage where the aerial attack took center stage. With Steve Ensminger as the new OC and no returning feature back, LSU is expected to lean on the passing game. Coach O has stated that the QB’s are still splitting reps. It is assumed that Myles Brennan is the leader now with Justin McMillan pushing him.

Six practices in, we are starting to get a feel for what the offensive line might look like. Damien Lewis, who enrolled in January from the JUCO ranks, is pushing for a starting spot and might be cause for the Tigers to shuffle some guys around.

Baseball dropped the series at Vanderbilt with a 1-0 loss on Sunday. LSU lost the series 1-2 after splitting the first two games. LSU finished the second game on Sunday morning which they won 6-2. They got stellar performances from pitchers Caleb Gilbert and Ma’Khalil Hilliard. Beau Jordan and Antoine Duplantis led the way in the second game as they combined for 5 hits.

After dropping the series, LSU has fallen in the national rankings.

LSU has another injury, this time 2B Brandt Broussard is expected to miss a few weeks with a broken thumb.

Next up for LSU is UL-Lafayette in The Wally Pontiff Jr. classic at 7 PM CT tonight.

The Gymnastics team has won the SEC Championship for a second year in a row. LSU did not perform up to their gold standard, but they were still able to pull out the win even with some tough scores. The Tigers posted a total score of 197.400. Sarah Edwards and Kennedi Edney both stood out with 9.90s on the vault. Sarah Finnegan was great per usual with a 9.925 on the beam. LSU is currently ranked as the second best team in the country. Next up for LSU are the NCAA regional’s on April 7 in North Carolina.

In basketball news, Coach Will Wade has announced that freshen forward Mayan Kiir will not be returning to the team next year. Kiir left the team on January 29 and his status for next year has been in question. For more on Kiir and other basketball notes from Sheldon Mickles of The Advocate, click here.

The LSU softball team went 3-1 this weekend at Tiger Park. Including a win against top 25 Baylor with an Amanda Doyle walk-off home run. Just as the boys did in Nashville, the girls couldn’t pick up their pitcher in the finale with a 1-0 loss to North Dakota State.