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Outback Bowl: Les Miles team looking to “finish”

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

LSU coach Les Miles talked to reporters Tuesday as his team geared up to face the Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl on Wednesday: Miles on needing a bowl win to enjoy the beach memories:

Jovial, joking Ferentz loose as Outback Bowl nears

[ 0 ] December 31, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Kirk Ferentz still knows how to work a room. In the final press gathering before today’s Outback Bowl, the Iowa coach lightened the mood with a little humor. It started when a reporter asked if the Hawkeyes would try to wear down Louisiana State, like Alabama did back in November. “You know, […]

Video: Sound bites from Sunday’s Outback Bowl coaches’ news conference

[ 0 ] December 30, 2013

Kirk Ferentz and Les Miles met with the media on Sunday before Wednesday’s Outback Bowl. Register photographer Bryon Houlgrave put together some of the best nuggets from the news conference in the video below.

Outback notes: Les Miles impressed by Iowa linebackers

[ 0 ] December 29, 2013

Much has been said about Iowa senior linebackers James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens this season. LSU coach Les Miles added another pound of praise on Sunday. “I think they play the scheme as well as I’ve seen it played,” Miles said. “It’s a traditional scheme, but there’s nothing traditional about the way they play […]

Win over Auburn proved LSU can battle nation’s best

[ 0 ] December 29, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — A lot can be learned from a single football game. For example: Louisiana State’s 35-21 victory over Auburn, back on September 21, taught Tigers coach Les Miles his team could beat any opponent. Now, he’s trying to apply those lessons to Wednesday’s Outback Bowl showdown with Iowa. “The Auburn game and the […]

Outback: Ferentz, Miles tout long-term continuity

[ 0 ] December 29, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa’s football program is a lot like the Pittsburgh Steelers, which is one reason coach Kirk Ferentz will wrap up his 15th season at the school in Wednesday’s Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. “We’ve had two football coaches now in 35 years,” Ferentz said at a news conference Sunday. “We’ve had […]

Weisman flourishing as fullbacks fall out of fashion

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. — In an age when fullbacks are fading, Mark Weisman is flourishing. Spread offenses and multiple-receiver sets may be all the rage, but brute force will always play a role in Iowa’s approach. “It hasn’t gone away, yet,” Weisman said. “And I think it’s going to continue to stay.” The Hawkeyes will meet […]

LSU’s new QB went from 1-yard man to 99-yard hero in a heartbeat

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

By Glenn Guilbeau Gannett Louisiana BATON ROUGE, La. –– The most dramatic moment of LSU freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings’ career — before Nov. 29, 2013 — happened with five minutes to go in the second quarter against Florida. With the Tigers leading the then-No. 17 Gators 7-3 on Oct. 12, LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron inserted […]

Outback Bowl: LSU coach on freshman QB

[ 0 ] December 28, 2013

Coach Les Miles makes a quick statement about freshman quarterback Anthony Jennings during practice on Saturday.

Video: Will LSU have a trick play for Iowa?

[ 0 ] December 27, 2013