Despite the holiday, there was actual news late last night that Tommie Robinson, LSU’s RB coach who also officially held the title of Asst. Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, is joining A&M’s staff in a similar role. Almost simultaneously with the news, sources also confirmed that Kevin Faulk will be moving up from his job as LSU’s Director of Player Development to fill the now vacant role.
In other big assistant coach news, Kirby Smart continues to poach away assistants from his old boss at Alabama and has managed to lure away Scott Cochran, the long time strength coach who’s been with Saban since Saban was still at LSU, to be the new Special Teams Coordinator at UGA. Bama fans are totally not worried about it, nope, not worried at all.
LSU Basketball announced back in July that Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s jersey would be retired this season. The date has now been set for this Saturday’s home game against Texas A&M.
For their stellar work over the weekend, Maribeth Gorsuch and Morgan Cummins have been awarded SEC Pitcher and Player of the Week. Gorsuch threw two shutouts and the first perfect game in LSU Softball history while Cummins scored 14 RBI over the weekend. You can read more about their weekend in Saltzman’s recap.
LSU’s Beach Volleyball team has begun the 7th year of existence (SEVEN YEARS already, how the time flies) with high expectations and a stellar opening weekend. The now #2 rated Sandy Tigs won their opening weekend tournament at the Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic on Queen’s Beach in Honolulu, defeating #1 ranked UCLA in the tournament final.
As the Acting Editor-In-Chief of ATVS, I have now decided that this will become exclusively a Beach Volleyball blog.
NFL Draft coverage is stupid. The NFL thinks Joe Burrow has tiny hands. This has caused Joe Burrow to retire from football. NFL Draft coverage is stupid.
Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts.— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 24, 2020
Southern University AD Roman Banks had a radio interview with 104.5fm in Baton Rouge and shared some details about LSU moving their spring game to A.W. Mumford Stadium.
Enjoy your Mardi Gras. Hopefully you aren’t working like I am. (Anyone who can snag me one of the new steel cup throws from the Rex parade will earn my undying gratitude and a bunch of ATVS Koozies) Here’s the best of the parades and other social media from the weekend.
Here for da Coach O courir de Mardi Gras float in Krewe d'Etat pic.twitter.com/WmbyB1xzKC— Allons, y'all! (@KyleDigby) February 21, 2020
Some other details from this float: pic.twitter.com/YbMrZCXFtS— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) February 22, 2020
Bring your ass to St. Charles Avenue if you want a piece of the world tag team champions pic.twitter.com/bdZyZjxdD3— Billy Gomila (@BillyGomila) February 22, 2020
Thoth threw these sweet @Joe_Burrow10 shirts. The beads have the numbers of Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Lloyd Cushenberry and Grant Delpit. @LCush79 @Real10jayy__ @Clydro_22 @realgrantdelpit @JJettas2 pic.twitter.com/ORUw9ePq1t— Sharief Ishaq (@ShariefWDSU) February 25, 2020
The future has officially arrived at #LSU. Monarc Sport delivered the Seeker to Baton Rouge this week.— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) February 21, 2020
It's a hyper-intelligent robotic quarterback that will help LSU players as well as LSU's sports science department.
Wrote about it in November: https://t.co/tzpHzlVE95 pic.twitter.com/GGwtrqZjfb