16:45 LRN Sportscast August 1

Four-star wide receiver Trey Palmer from Kentwood High School announced his commitment to LSU today. Shea Dixon with 24-7 sports says Palmer’s decision could cause a domino effect for other high profile recruits…
cut 11 (12) “…for them”
Palmer is rated as the number one receiver in the Class of 2019.

The Saints practiced indoors today, due to field conditions outside. It was another excellent day for the Black and Gold defense, which did a good job of putting pressure on the quarterbacks. There were two new wide receivers on the field as veterans Michael Floyd and Brandon Tate have joined the team. Tate has experience returning kicks.

The big story in college football today is that a report has come out providing evidence that Urban Meyer’s wife knew about allegations that former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith was abusing his wife. Coach Meyer said last week he knew nothing about it.

Today is the first day of practice for the ULM Warhawks who return nine starters on offense including preseason All-Sun Belt selection Marcus Green. Head Coach Matt Viator says they need to make sure Green gets plenty of touches this season…
cut 20 (18) “…different positions”

And LSU football coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club today and one of the individuals in attendance claimed he was a student at Miami and asked Coach O how the Tigers plan to beat an amazing opponent like the Hurricanes in the season opener. Here’s Coach O’s response…
cut 30 (15) “…(laughing)
The Tigers report on Friday.