Thursday, February 27 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-02-27 21:50:22 GMT
Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to LSU as the Tigers special teams coordinator.Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted inMore >>
Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.More >>
Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-02-26 20:51:28 GMT
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.The clinic will be held at the PeteMore >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.More >>
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall. Rivers, theMore >>
LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.More >>
Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-02-19 21:05:35 GMT
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, the momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.Les Miles and LSU added two more verbal commitmentsMore >>
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.More >>
Monday, February 17 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-02-17 17:14:20 GMT
With LSU's baseball team taking the diamond last week and the basketball team trying to make one of the post-season tournaments, I have to ask, is it too early to start talking LSU and SEC football? Nah,More >>
While you might be surprised at who has the toughest schedule in the SEC, the team with the weakest schedule should be no surprise at all.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU senior running back Alfred Blue is an impressive sight to behold. The former Hahnville standout stands a strong and chiseled 6'2 and 220 pounds.
But on this beautiful mid-March day at spring practice, Blue's green jersey is a reminder he's making a comeback.
"Everything happens for a reason," Blue says, "Last year I was off to a good start and I so happen to tear my ACL."
Long before freshman Jeremy Hill became LSU's workhorse in the backfield, it was Blue leading the way for the Tigers on the ground early last season. After just two games he had racked up 224 yards rushing, including a beautiful 21-yard scoring romp early in LSU's 41-3 shellacking of the Washington Huskies. But the week after that very impressive win, Blue indeed suffered a season-ending knee injury to the Idaho Vandals. However, he did his best to return.
"That was my whole drive during rehab. Try to get back for the bowl game."
And while Blue did travel with his teammates to Atlanta and enjoyed their company during LSU's Chick-Fil-A Bowl trip vs Clemson, there was no way he was seeing the field. However, Blue is now ready for a huge final season and adds that he's already at 90%.
"Right now, the way they have me running around is building my confidence. By the time fall camp comes, my confidence will be 100%."
As with any major rehab, Blue has frustrating barriers to break through.
"I gotta work to get my burst," he continues, "And there's fatigue. I haven't been running for a long time. You take 30 reps, you get weak, your knee gives out. Gotta keep running."
Once Blue does return to action, he hopes to be part of an improved attack. New LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is working the running backs extremely hard on catching the football.
During the drills the media is allowed to watch, Cameron is implementing new receiving exercises that have the backs catching countless balls, from countless angles.
"I love to go out there and be a receiver." Blue smiles, "I'm 6'2, the tallest back in the room. Me out there on a linebacker, that's all day. That's money in the bank."
LSU fans can't wait for those thoughts become reality this year.