1140 Sportscast 7/22

LSU sophomore wide receiver was named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award watch list on Thursday. The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the best receiver in college football.  The New Iberia, LA native caught 45 receptions for 735-yards and five touchdowns during his true freshman season in 2020.

Name, Image, and Likeness has been a focal point at SEC Media Days and reports say that Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is closing in on one million dollars worth of endorsements.  Alabama coach Nick Saban says he’s not sure how NIL will impact the locker room.

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the Houston Chronicle’s report that Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the Southeastern Conference about joining the S-E-C. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey would not confirm or deny the report.

Southeastern Louisiana is the preseason favorite to win the Southland Conference for the 2021 football season.  The Lions received eight first-place votes and 48 total points to garner the top spot in the poll.  Nicholls follows closely in second with four first-place votes and 43 points.  The Lions also led the way with 16 total selections on the preseason all-conference teams, including senior quarterback and reigning Walter Payton award winner, Cole Kelley.

Frank Wilson, and the McNeese State Cowboys look to right the ship and return to the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2015. Defensive end Isaiah Chambers returns after finishing fourth in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award and leading the league in sacks (7.5) and TFL (14.0).  McNeese is led on offense by quarterback Cody Orgeron and they will play LSU this fall.

Former Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden who is the father of current ULM Coach Terry Bowden has disclosed he has a terminal medical condition. The 91-year-old says he’s prepared for what is to come and is at peace.