06:45 LRN Sportscast, August 15th

The Saints are signing former LSU star running back Darrel Williams, according to a report from Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football. The Marrero native, who spent 4 years with the Tigers and was a teammate of Leonard Fournette, spent his first 4 seasons with the Chiefs and has played 57 games with 7 starts in his career, rushing for 1,014 yards and 11 touchdowns.

LSU has received its best preseason AP ranking since 2016, coming in at number 5. The Tigers are also number 5 in the coaches poll released earlier this month. In the AP, Georgia comes in at the top spot, Michigan is number 2, followed by Ohio State then Alabama. The last time The Tigers were ranked higher was in 2012 when they were number 3, and they were number 5 in 2016. Florida State, which LSU opens the season against September 3rd, came in at number 8. That’s the first top 10 opener for the Tigers since 2011.

LSU returns to practice today and star safety Greg Brooks Jr., who has been dealing with vertigo, should be back. He says he’s seen great things from his young teammates…:
Cut 16 (12) “about that”
LSU’s defense is more experienced than last year, and Brooks says that fall practice has been more about improving rather than getting situated.

The Ragin Cajuns had their first scrimmage of preseason camp Monday, and second-year coach Michael Desormeaux is pleased to see how Ben Wooldridge is performing as the team’s starting quarterback. Desormeaux says Wooldridge, who is recovering from a torn ACL, is moving around well and is set to return. Wooldridge says he’s got a lot to work on.
Cut 19 (12) “to do it”
UL-Lafayette will open its 2023 season on September 2nd when it hosts Northwestern State.