Posts by Matt Moscona

Steve Spurrier shares story of ill-fated interview for LSU coaching position

Tales of the 1986 LSU football coaching search have been told in press rooms and bar rooms all over Baton Rouge for more than 30 years. In some variation, the story goes that Steve Spurrier—then the head coach of the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits—was stood up at the airport by LSU brass. The Head Ball

Tales of the 1986 LSU football coaching search have been told in press rooms and bar rooms all over Baton Rouge for more than 30 years. In some variation, the story goes that Steve Spurrier—then the head coach of the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits—was stood up at the airport by LSU brass. The Head Ball […]

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Jerry Stovall discusses honor of having his number retired by LSU

LSU announced this week that Jerry Stovall will become only the 13th former athlete or coach to have his or her jersey retired by the school.  It’s an honor that still has not sunk in for the 77-year-old former All-American and head coach of the Tigers. “You go into the stadium and you see the

LSU announced this week that Jerry Stovall will become only the 13th former athlete or coach to have his or her jersey retired by the school.  It’s an honor that still has not sunk in for the 77-year-old former All-American and head coach of the Tigers. “You go into the stadium and you see the […]

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Hugh Freeze as a staffer at LSU makes sense — so much so that why isn’t it already done?

BATON ROUGE, La. – The weekend has come and gone, and Hugh Freeze still isn’t a member of the LSU staff. What’s the hold up? While the NCAA’s long-awaited ruling on Ole Miss was buried Friday amid Texas A&M’s power play and Tennessee’s comedy of errors, it carried great news for the former Rebels coach.

BATON ROUGE, La. – The weekend has come and gone, and Hugh Freeze still isn’t a member of the LSU staff. What’s the hold up? While the NCAA’s long-awaited ruling on Ole Miss was buried Friday amid Texas A&M’s power play and Tennessee’s comedy of errors, it carried great news for the former Rebels coach. […]

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With Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M’s Scott Woodward succeeded where LSU’s Joe Alleva failed

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge might not be one of the first places reporters run to for reaction to the news of Texas A&M hiring Jimbo Fisher. They should, though, because the meltdown will be epic. College football fans know the story. LSU flirted with Fisher – a former LSU offensive coordinator under Nick

BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge might not be one of the first places reporters run to for reaction to the news of Texas A&M hiring Jimbo Fisher. They should, though, because the meltdown will be epic. College football fans know the story. LSU flirted with Fisher – a former LSU offensive coordinator under Nick […]

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Matt Canada’s best game as LSU offensive coordinator may also be his last

In a dominating win Saturday against Texas A&M, LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada called the game many expected to see all season. The offense was aggressive, connecting on deep shots to D.J. Chark and Russell Gage, creative, catching the Aggie defense off-guard with bootlegs, screens and Wildcat runs, and multiple, with ten different Tigers catching

In a dominating win Saturday against Texas A&M, LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada called the game many expected to see all season. The offense was aggressive, connecting on deep shots to D.J. Chark and Russell Gage, creative, catching the Aggie defense off-guard with bootlegs, screens and Wildcat runs, and multiple, with ten different Tigers catching […]

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Major Applewhite knew LSU was ‘possibility’ before Tom Herman took Texas job

New Houston coach Major Applewhite was close to a homecoming in November. The Baton Rouge native acknowledged he “knew the possibility was out there” and that he and Tom Herman discussed the possibility of going to LSU. “You talk about all kind of things that are coming down the pipe career-wise,” Applewhite told Matt Moscona on

New Houston coach Major Applewhite was close to a homecoming in November. The Baton Rouge native acknowledged he “knew the possibility was out there” and that he and Tom Herman discussed the possibility of going to LSU. “You talk about all kind of things that are coming down the pipe career-wise,” Applewhite told Matt Moscona on […]

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Louisiana high school coaches offer opinions on Ed Orgeron

BATON ROUGE, La. — When Ed Orgeron was introduced as LSU’s coach, he stressed that he always would recruit Louisiana athletes first. That means he will be dealing with the state’s high school coaches more than ever. To gauge the reaction of Orgeron’s hire among high school coaches in Louisiana, we polled coaches covering all classifications

BATON ROUGE, La. — When Ed Orgeron was introduced as LSU’s coach, he stressed that he always would recruit Louisiana athletes first. That means he will be dealing with the state’s high school coaches more than ever. To gauge the reaction of Orgeron’s hire among high school coaches in Louisiana, we polled coaches covering all classifications […]

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Jimbo Fisher to LSU speculation continues heating up

One day after Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher danced around a question about his interest in the LSU coaching vacancy, one national media member took the question head-on. “Jimbo Fisher will be the next head coach at LSU,” Russ Mitchell of College Football News told me on my statewide radio show in Louisiana. Fisher was

One day after Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher danced around a question about his interest in the LSU coaching vacancy, one national media member took the question head-on. “Jimbo Fisher will be the next head coach at LSU,” Russ Mitchell of College Football News told me on my statewide radio show in Louisiana. Fisher was […]

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