LSU has begun putting its national championship loss behind it and has wrapped up spring practice and the spring game. But that doesn't mean that there is no more news to report, and that we won't hear from the Tigers for a couple of months.
In college football, there is always something going on.
Since there are a couple of months off before the season picks back up again, here is some news that you may have missed over the last couple of weeks concerning the LSU Tigers.
As if the Tigers needed any more depth at the running back position, they got even more when landing 4-star recruit Adam Taylor, who announced the commitment via Twitter on Thursday.
Taylor is a 6'1", 200-pound back from Katy, Tex. and is coming off of a season-ending knee injury.
While that isn't something you'd want to hear from one of your top recruits, he is expected to make a full recovery and become a big part of the LSU offense in the future. He's also expected to add on a few more pounds and become more of an in-between-tackles runner.
"But I want to be a complete back," Taylor said via ESPN. "After my sophomore year, I really worked on adding that extra burst that would give me the complete, balanced package."
Taylor finished his sophomore season with 1,553 yards and 18 touchdowns. He had offers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Stanford, among others.
One of the more interesting matchups in the SEC this season will be the LSU Tigers taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Both teams are expected to be ranked extremely high entering the year, and both have dreams of becoming national champions.
We now know that the game will be played on November 23, and CBS has announced that it will televise the game at 1:30 p.m. ET.
This will be the 15th time in 17 years that this rivalry will be played on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but it's only the second time ever the game will be played in Fayetteville, Ark.
Mark this game on your calendars; it's going to be a good one.
Last season, the Tigers had a huge advantage with two senior quarterbacks that both had starting experience. Now, the quarterback position lacks depth, which would usually be an area of concern for a head coach.
Les Miles isn't worried about it at all.
"I think Rivers is certainly a capable backup," said Miles via The Shreveport Times, "and with some development, Jeremy Liggins might be a pretty decent backup."
Quarterback Zach Mettenberger is expected to be the starter, but after that, you have extremely young quarterbacks with no game experience.
Stephen Rivers (the younger brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers) is a former 3-star recruit. He has terrific size at 6'6" and a high football IQ.
Liggins is an incoming freshman, who is huge at 6'4", 260 pounds. He's a dual-threat quarterback who's still raw at the position, but he can develop into a solid playmaker in a year or two.
Former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne was a monster on the football field for the Tigers, but he was questioned when he scored a four out of 50 on the NFL Wonderlic test. It's a 50-question test that you have 12 minutes to answer, and the questions are usually something like this.
Before we go off and begin labeling Claiborne as a bad test taker, he has an explanation for the bad results.
"A test doesn't make me the person I am — what kind of guy I am," Claiborne said via The Shreveport Times. "I pretty much didn't give it my all. I didn't try — not at all."
He also went on to say that he's here to play football, not take tests.
"They say it's an IQ test," Claiborne said. "I came to the combine for football and there weren't any questions about football. I don't even remember the questions. I didn't see a point of the test if I'm here for football. I'm not in school anymore.
It couldn't have been that big of a deal considering the Dallas Cowboys traded up eight spots and gave up their first- and second-round pick to land the LSU corner.
The LSU Tigers lost quite a bit of talent during the offseason, but that didn't stop ESPN from ranking the Tigers No. 2 in its college football preseason poll.
The only team that is ranked higher than LSU to start the season is the USC Trojans.
In a recent B/R article, nearly 45 percent of you agreed with the ranking, while 40 percent said the Tigers were too low and deserved to be No. 1.