4:45 LRN Sportscast

LSU Athletics Director Scott Woodward keeps his reputation as an A-D who can hire big name coaches. Woodward was able to pull Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame after a successful 12-year-run and bring him to Baton Rouge. Kelly has agreed to a 10-year, 95-million dollar contract plus incentives. Tiger Rag Editor Ron Higgins says that’s the kind of money it took to get Kelly
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LSU will formally introduce Kelly tomorrow at noon.

La Tech is reportedly close to naming a new head fooball coach. The Bulldogs will reportedly hire Texas Tech offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie. He’s 40-years-old and served as the Red Raiders interim head coach for the final four games of the season and went one and three. He’s a former quarterback at Texas Tech and has been an offensive coordinator at Texas Tech and TCU.

Outgoing U-L Lafayette Coach Billy Napier will coach his final game in Cajun Field this Saturday when the Cajuns host Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game. Napier has been named the new head coach at Florida, but he has the utmost respect for the residents of Acadiana…
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Rich Rodriguez spent just one year in Monroe as the offensive coordinator for the Warhawks. Rodriguez was introduced today as the new head coach of Jacksonville State, who is scheduled to join Conference USA in 2023.

Saints running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram are back at practice this week and raising hope they will play on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Taysom Hill has a foot injury, but he’s expected to make his start at quarterback of the season against the Cowboys.