LRN Sportscast 16:45 August 31

LSU Football Coach Les Miles had to be taken to the hospital this morning. Athletic Director Joe Alleva made a statement for reporters who were expecting to hear from Miles about the season opener at his 12:30 press conference…
cut 30 (11) ‘…precautionary basis”
Miles returned to LSU’s football operations building this afternoon and told reporters he may have O-D on coffee, but he is fine.

The Tigers are getting ready to host McNeese State this Saturday. In years past, LSU has opened the season with a big-name opponent. But LSU associate athletics director Verge Ausberry says they didn’t want to do that this year, because they’ll face Mississippi State and Auburn in weeks two and three…
cut 18 (05) “…big opponents”

Seventh-round draft pick Marcus Murphy made a strong impression on Saints Coach Sean Payton in yesterday’s 27-13 loss to Houston in preseason game number three. Murphy had 43 yards rushing on eight carrie, had three receptions for 67 yards and also had some nice returns in the kicking game. Here’s what Payton had to say about the former Missouri star…
cut 29 (19) “…quick to accelerate”
The Saints will wrap up the preseason on Thursday at Green Bay.

Former Louisiana Tech standout Josh Scobee has been traded by Jacksonville to Pittsburgh. Scobee is the Jaguars all-time leading scorer. The Steelers need a kicker as both Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley both went down with injuries.