06:45 Sportscast August 28, 2015

Before even coaching his first LSU football game, Coach Les Miles was forced to deal with tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. 10 years ago the Ohio native came to Baton Rouge as the brand new football coach with big shoes to fill. Miles says looking back at that time, the landfall of Hurricane Katrina proved to be one of the strongest moments in Louisiana history.

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Miles says the community went above and beyond their duties to help those in need. He says many of his players housed their displaced family members in small dorms, but it was a time where he learned what was most important in life.

For what it’s worth, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has tapped the LSU Tigers to win the Southeastern Conference. Herbie has the Bayou Bengals advancing to the college football playoff after defeating Tennessee in the SEC championship game. Herbstreit believes his alma mater, Ohio State, will repeat as national champs.

Saints Coach Sean Payton says he’s glad cornerback Delvin Breaux is on the roster. The head coach says Breaux’s initial workout with the team was so impressive, he didn’t want him leaving the building with out a deal. The New Orleans native has looked good during camp, especially in one-on-one drills.

The Saints will hold a practice that’s open to the public tonight at Tulane’s Yulman Stadium before hosting the Houston Texans for a preseason matchup Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Southland Conference football season gets underway next Thursday with Northwestern State hosting Southeastern Louisiana. Demons Head Coach Jay Thomas has still not named a starting quarterback. There are four players battling for that opportunity. Thomas says its possible that he’ll play all four. That game will be televised on the American Sports Network.

It’s being reported that another year has been added to UL-Lafayette football Coach Mark Hudspeth’s contract. If approved by the UL System Board of Supervisors, the amendment will keep Hudspeth under contract with the school through the 2020 season. Hud is set to make one-million dollars this year and he’ll reportedly be paid one-point-two million in 2020.