06:45 Sportscast, December 1st, 2016

The Saints are in the middle of preparations for the 7-4 Detroit Lions, who they host at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Detroit has rallied from a deficit to win all seven of its games this season. Coach Sean Payton says the players are being made aware of the Lions ability to rally and win…:
Cut 16 (17) “prepare accordingly”
The Lions have only scored 30 or more points twice this season.

The LSU football program got some rough news as highly rated quarterback Myles Brennan decommits to the Tigers. Brennan made the announcement on Twitter after LSU offered a scholarship to another five-star quarterback who has committed to Alabama. The later move has some wondering if this means Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin could be coming to LSU.

Louisiana Tech will attempt to win its first Conference USA title on Saturday when they face Western Kentucky in the league title game. The Bulldogs won the West Division to play in their second CUSA title game in three years. Tech Coach Skip Holtz says a key for them on Saturday will be not to give up the big play…:
Cut 19 (13) “explosive players”
The game in Bowling Green will kickoff at 11am on ESPN.

Last night in college hoops, Southeastern ran past Maryland Eastern Shore 85-75. Louisiana Tech fell to California in overtime 66-59. Also in OT, Grambling State barely fell to Miami Ohio 78-76.

In other Tigers’ news — Grambling State announces they’ve hired Paul Bryant to be the school’s athletic director. It’s the first time Grambling gets a permanent AD since 2014.