LSU head football coach Brian Kelly has named a new defensive coordinator. Matt House, a coach with a Super Bowl Championship on his resume and current linebacker coach for the Kansas City Chiefs will begin his job with the Bayou Bengals once the NFL season wraps up.
The LSU men’s basketball team begins SEC play tonight as the Purple and Gold Tigers face their biggest challenge of the season taking on Number 11 Auburn on the road. The War Eagles are 11-and-1 and led by forward Jabari Smith, who is averaging 16 points a game. LSU Coach Will Wade says Smith could be the number one pick in next year’s NBA draft…:
Cut 16 (13) “phenomenal player”
Both teams are averaging around 80 points a game and Wade says if LSU can’t score 70 points, they probably don’t win. Tipoff is at 6pm.
Louisiana Tech football fans got a promising preview of their new coach last night as Sonny Cumbie lead Texas Tech to a 34-7 Liberty Bowl victory over Mississippi State. Cumbie had been serving as the interim head coach for the Red Raiders since the school fired Matt Wells back in October. He replaces outgoing Bulldogs coach Skip Holtz next season.
With that victory the SEC now sits at 0-4 in 2021 Bowl Games. Auburn also lost yesterday to 20th ranked Houston 17-13 in the Birmingham Bowl. Former LSU Quarterback TJ Finley started for the War Eagles and threw for 227 yards and one touchdown.
In their biggest and most exciting win of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans prevailed over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night 108-104. The Pels trailed by as many as 23 points in the first half but outscored the Cavs 32-21 in the 4th quarter to match the second-largest comeback in team history and winning for the sixth time in their last eight outings.