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LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte is on the Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list which goes to the best receiver in college football. Many are expecting a big year out of Boutte after an ankle injury cut his sophomore season short.

LSU has updated its football roster and two linebackers are no longer on it. Antoine Sampah and Phillip Webb. Sampah was a four-star recruit out of Virginia and played in six games over the last two seasons. Webb was a four-star recruit from Georgia and played in three games for LSU. According to Wilson Alexander at the Advocate, both players missed most of spring.

The Division One Council is proposing that college football players would have two windows during the calendar year to enter the transfer portal. One period would be in spring and the other would be winter. The recommendation needs the approval of the Division One Board.

Southeastern Louisiana is picked to win the Southland Conference in football this season. Last season’s Southland Champion UIW is picked to finish second and Nicholls finished third in the preseason poll. The Colonels missed the F-C-S playoffs last season with a six and five record. Coach Tim Rebowe says he likes the determination he’s seen from his team this offseason…
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McNeese is picked to finish fourth. Northwestern State is picked to finish in fifth place.

In NFL news….the Tampa Bay Bucs have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph as a possible replacement to Rob Gronkowski. Rudolph is 32-years old and two-time Pro Bowler. He played last season with the Giants and was released this offseason.

And the Cardinals have signed Quarterback Kyler Murray to a five-year extension worth 230-million dollars that includes 160-million in guaranteed money.