11:40 LRN Sportscast December 31

LSU is conducting another search for a defensive coordinator. After just one season, Kevin Steele has left the Tigers to do the same job at Auburn. LSU fans are wondering if Coach Les Miles will promote defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and make him the head man of the defense. NFL analyst Mike Detillier doesn’t see that happening…
cut 12 (05) “…the family”
LSU conducted an extensive search for a defensive coordinator last year and the names of some of the candidates were recently made public. Detillier says Miles may talk to some of those individuals again this year.

Louisiana Tech has lost its offensive coordinator to East Carolina. Tony Petersen has left the program, so Bulldogs Coach Skip Holtz has promoted former Tech star Tim Rattay to quarterbacks coach. Rattay has spent the last three years as Tech’s outside receivers coach.

The Saints will take on the Falcons this Sunday. There’s been speculation for weeks that this could be quarterback Drew Brees last game in a New Orleans uniform. Brees doesn’t understand how these rumors get started and why they are reported…
cut 17 (19) “…I chuckle”
In other Saints news…running back CJ Spiller will not play in the regular season finale as he’s been placed on injured reserve. Spiller never lived up to expectations this season after having surgery on his knee during training camp.

The Pelicans host the Clippers tonight for a New Year’s Eve contest in the Smoothie King Center. Los Angeles played last night in Charlotte and beat the Bobcats 122-117. Tip-off tonight is at 7:00.