16:45 LRN Sportscast November 22nd

Rumors are rampant the LSU Tigers will make a push for Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher, once the Seminoles regular season ends on Saturday night. Tigers Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron says he’s telling his team to block out the noise…
Cut 17 (12) “job first “
Tigers linebacker Kendell Beckwith will not play Thursday against the Aggies. The Tigers leading tackler went down with a reported knee injury in the first half of the Florida game. Former Karr standout Donnie Alexander will get the start.

The Saints have had their issues on special teams. That’s why Coach Sean Payton has hired Kevin O’ Dea. O’Dea specializes in the snap, hold and kick. New Orleans has had two kicks blocked in the last two games. This Sunday’s game is at noon against the Los Angeles Rams.

In the NBA, the Pelicans are at Atlanta tonight.

Scott Farmer has stepped down as UL Lafayette’s atheltic director after five years. Farmer was emotional as he said good bye to the Ragin Cajun fan base…
cut 30 (16) “…to me”
Farmer will stay with the university and teach in the school’s kinesiology department. President Joe Savoie says there will be a national search for a new A-D.

Despite winning only one game, Northwestern State’s Jay Thomas will return for his fifth season as the Demons Head Coach.

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri has promoted volunteer coach and former Tigers pitcher Nolan Cain to assistant coach and recruiting coorinator. And former LSU catcher Micah Gibbs has been named volunteer coach and hitting coach