16:45 LRN Sportscast August 23

No surprise when it comes to who will be LSU’s starting quarterback in the regular season opener against BYU. Danny Etling has been named the starter, but Head Coach Ed Orgeron says freshman Myles Brennan finished a close second in the quarterback derby. Orgeron says Brennan fought hard for the job, but was understanding and respectful of the decision..
cut 15 (07) “…they cheered”
Orgeron says Etling has been consistent during camp and his experience also gives him an edge. O” says Brennan has exceeded expectations during camp, but he’s still a rookie…
cut 13 (14) “…fantastic balls”
The starters are expected to play in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Houston Texans. Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson, Mark Ingram, Zach Strief and Cam Jordan have yet to play in the preseason, but Coach Sean Payton strongly hinted they’ll see action against the Texans. Also, center Max Unger has been removed from the physically unable to perform list.

Southern Lab High School has to vacate its two football state championships in 2016 and 15, because an independent investigation uncovered evidence the school recruited players who lived outside of the attendance zone and provided payments or inducements that regular students do not receive. Kittens Head Football Coach Marcus Randall has been fired and the LHSAA has suspended the former LSU quarterback for a year.

Not only does Shreveport mayor Ollie Tyler want to build a 30-million dollar sports complex for an NBA minor league team for the New Orleans Pelicans, she’s also proposing a training camp practice facility for the Saints. It’s unclear if the city will fund the mayor’s proposal.