11:40 LRN Sportscast

The Sonny Cumbie era begins tonight as Louisiana Tech visits Missouri for a game that will be televised on ESPN-U. Tech returns eight starters on defense headlined by two-time All-Conference USA linebacker Tyler Grubbs. Cumbie feels good about his defense heading into the season…
Cut 18 (16)“…production standpoint.”
Missouri is a 20-point favorite tonight as the Tigers have whole new team basically, with 50 new players from last season. Kick-off is at 7 PM.

Just three days away from the season opener between LSU and Florida State. FSU rushed for 406 yards in its season-opening 47-7 win over Duquense. Senior defensive end Ali Gaye doesn’t expect the Seminoles to have much success on Sunday…
Cut 20 (08) “ …will stop that team.”
Many believe the Tigers have one of the top defensive lines in the country.

Multipe reports say the College Football Playoff Board of Managers will meet tomorrow and vote on a 12-team playoff bracket that could begin as soon as the 2024 season. The Board of Managers is eleven members representing each FBS conference and Notre Dame and the vote needs to be unanimous.

Saints coach Dennis Allen says cornerback Paulson Adebo has been dealing with an ankle injury. Adebo told reporters he expects to play in the regular season opener. Meanwhile, the Saints practice squad is set. It includes former Nicholls receiver Dai-Jean Dixon, former Cajuns defensive tackle Christian Ringo and former Destrehan standout Kirk Merritt.

And according to Baseball America, LSU’s 2022 transfer class is ranked number one in the nation. The class features North Carolina State transfer Tommy White, who hit a freshman record 27 home runs last season and two way standout Paul Skenes, who was an all-American at Air Force last season.