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Q&A: Joe Alleva on Football, Facilities, and the Future - LSUsports.net

LSU Football at Auburn - Times of Interest - LSUsports.net

Friday 5: Special Teams Always Key vs. Auburn - LSUsports.net

Tigers set for SEC opener at Auburn - LSUsports.net

LSU football rakes in $56M profit annually, 9th-most valuable in college ranks, Forbes says | LSU | theadvocate.com
As LSU continues its charge up the college football rankings, it can rest assured its safely in the top 10 in another area: Cash.

The Coach O Show, Sept. 12, 2018: LSU tries to take eight shots at the end zone per game | LSU | theadvocate.com
As usual, there was something unusual at the weekly Ed Orgeron Show on WDGL-FM 98.1 at TJ Ribs.

How a $40 pill helps LSU use science, an array of gadgets to keep its players cool during hot moments | LSU | theadvocate.com
The electronic pill went down easier than expected.

The time LSU punter Zach Von Rosenberg hitchhiked around Omaha with $27 in his pocket | NOLA.com
He slept in tents, went to Omaha house parties and got rides with complete strangers.

LSU can virtually cash 'over' its season win total at Auburn | NOLA.com
The difference between fighting for a bowl berth and securing double-digit wins isn't much.

Steve Ensminger goes back to Auburn as LSU offensive coordinator 10 years after firing | NOLA.com
Saturday is also Ensminger's 60th birthday, but he almost missed the birthday dinner Thursday.

Could a win Saturday finally get LSU's Ed Orgeron off the hot seat? | NOLA.com
LSU travels to take on No. 7 Auburn Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium

Austin Deculus to start at right tackle against Auburn | TigerRag.com

Keys to the Game: LSU vs. Auburn | TigerRag.com

Ed Orgeron on moving Dare Rosenthal to the offensive line: "He has a future at left tackle" | TigerRag.com

How LSU's kickoff specialist blasted his way to the big stage and is 'opening a lot of eyes' | LSU | theadvocate.com
Southeastern Louisiana's kick returners watched like helpless center fielders as the football landed beyond the metal fence in Tiger Stadium’s north end zone.

Rutgers vs. Kansas 2018: GET INCREDIBLY EXCITED - SBNation.com
Two programs that really have a lot of experience at football are playing each other.

Canceling football over weather is about more than just the game - SBNation.com
The stadium itself might be fine, but that doesn’t mean we need tens of thousands of fans driving across a state during a hurricane.

Why the Miami Hurricanes are playing *at* Toledo - SBNation.com
How an unusual game came together.

Hawaii’s game time at Army is 6 a.m. Hawaii time. This is football hell - SBNation.com
It’s the most miserable match of game time and opponent imaginable, though Hawaii has done it before.

Jim McElwain still gets Colorado State paid by Florida, including Week 3 - SBNation.com
The Gators agreed to pay CSU $7 million for Jim McElwain, including a $2 million game contract for 2018’s Week 3.

Washington State’s play call wristbands debacle: even sillier than it sounds - SBNation.com
It appears the mixup goes back to a coaching staff terrified of opponents stealing signals.

Absurd college football game is one of the wildest offensive games ever - SBNation.com
This record-breaking exhibition might have broken even more records if the NCAA had different counting policies.

Boston College’s sudden burst of offense hasn’t stopped - SBNation.com
Remember in 2017, when BC learned how to score points out of nowhere? Still scoring.

High school coach who gives out syrup for pancakes explains strategy - SBNation.com
"You know what? I’m gonna just wave syrup around. If they bring me pancakes, I bring them the syrup."

GAMES WORTH WATCHING

Schedule via LSUFootball.net

9/15/18

Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Game Time CT Network (Channel Guide)
Florida State at Syracuse 11:00 AM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
Hawaii at Army 11:00 AM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Kent State at Penn State 11:00 AM FS1 / FSGo Video
Middle Tennessee at Georgia 11:00 AM ESPN News / WatchESPN Video
Miami (FL) at Toledo 11:00 AM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Murray State at Kentucky 11:00 AM SEC Network alternate / WatchESPN Video
Oklahoma at Iowa State 11:00 AM ABC / espn3 Video
Rutgers at Kansas 11:00 AM FSN / FSGo Video
Temple at Maryland 11:00 AM BTN (alternate) / BTN2Go Video
Troy at Nebraska 11:00 AM BTN / BTN2Go Video
UTEP at Tennessee 11:00 AM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh 11:30 AM ESPN Extra / ACC RSN / WatchESPN / (blackouts)
Tulane at UAB 12:00 PM Facebook Video
UC Davis at Stanford 1:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Vanderbilt at Notre Dame 1:30 PM NBC / NBC Video / 4K: DirecTV 106
ESPN GoalLine 2:00 PM ESPNGL / ESPN News (2:30 - 10) / WatchESPN
Boise State at Oklahoma State 2:30 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video
BYU at Wisconsin 2:30 PM ABC / espn3 Video
Duke at Baylor 2:30 PM FS1 / FSGo Video
Lehigh at Navy 2:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
LSU at Auburn 2:30 PM CBS / CBS Video
Miami Ohio at Minnesota 2:30 PM BTN (alternate) / BTN2Go Video
SMU at Michigan 2:30 PM BTN / BTN2Go Video
South Florida at Illinois 2:30 PM BTN (alternate) / BTN2Go Video
Colorado State at Florida 3:00 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Houston at Texas Tech 3:00 PM FOX / FSGo Video
North Texas at Arkansas 3:00 PM SEC Network alternate / WatchESPN Video
UTSA at Kansas State 3:00 PM FSN / FSGo Video
Ohio at Virginia (Nashville) 3:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
San Jose State at Oregon 4:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Eastern Michigan at Buffalo 5:00 PM $espn+ Video
Nicholls at McNeese 6:00 PM espn3 Video (blackouts) / CST (cable)
Alabama at Ole Miss 6:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video / espn3 Skycam
Arkansas State at Tulsa 6:00 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
North Dakota at Sam Houston State 6:00 PM ESPN Extra / espn3 Video / (cable) (blackouts)
Oregon State at Nevada 6:00 PM ESPNU / WatchESPN Video
Louisiana Lafayette at Mississippi State 6:30 PM ESPN2 / WatchESPN Video
Louisiana Monroe at Texas A&M 6:30 PM SEC Network / WatchESPN Video
Missouri at Purdue 6:30 PM BTN / BTN2Go Video
Western Kentucky at Louisville 6:30 PM ACC RSN / WatchESPN Video
Eastern Washington at Washington State 7:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
New Mexico at New Mexico State 7:00 PM ELVN
Ohio State vs. TCU (Arlington) 7:00 PM ABC / espn3 & Skycam Video
USC at Texas 7:00 PM FOX / FSGo Video
Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana 7:00 PM $espn+ Video
Washington at Utah 9:00 PM ESPN / WatchESPN Video / espn3 Skycam
Arizona State at San Diego State 9:30 PM CBSSN / CBSSN Video
Fresno State at UCLA 9:30 PM FS1 / FSGo Video / 4K: DirecTV 106
Southern Utah at Arizona 10:00 PM PAC-12 Network / PAC-12 Video
Charleston Southern at The Citadel N/A Postponed
Colgate at Furman N/A Cancelled
East Carolina at Virginia Tech N/A Cancelled
Elon at William & Mary N/A Postponed
Marshall at South Carolina N/A Postponed
NC Central vs. South Carolina State N/A Postponed
Norfolk State at Liberty N/A Postponed
Savannah State at Howard N/A Postponed
Southern Miss at Appalachian State N/A Postponed
Stetson at Presbyterian N/A Cancelled
Tennessee State at Hampton N/A Cancelled
UCF at North Carolina N/A Cancelled
Walsh at Jacksonville N/A Cancelled
West Virginia at North Carolina State N/A Cancelled