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Longtime Tiger football assistant Corey Raymond out at LSU, off to Florida
12/08/2021 6:43pm

After ten season with the LSU Tigers as an assistant coach Corey Raymond, a former LSU player in the early 90s is no longer the cornerbacks coach in Baton Rouge, instead heading south to SEC rival Florida.Matt Zenitz first reported the news via Twitter that Raymond would be joining new Gators head coach Billy Napier in Gainesville.The shocking news sent ripples through the LSU fanbase as theyve been accustomed to one of the best, if not the best defensive secondary year in and year out under Raymonds tutelage.I will miss Corey Raymond more than anyone. A great man, coach, and friend.. I wish you all the best LSUCoachRaymond. I pray Florida treats you like the star you are. Hate that you had to leave us to get that. https://t.co/XU7NgL48iE&mdash Ryan Clark Realrclark25 December 8, 2021Raymond is considered the Godfather of DBU Defensive Backs University after recruiting and developing some of the best in the college and professional game.The New Iberia native, Raymond played six years in the NFL but spent the last ten years coaching at LSU.More information on Raymonds LSU career can been seen below, a bio from the schools website:Raymond&rsquos secondary has produced seven first team All-Americans during his time at LSU, a list that includes Eric Reid 2012, Jalen Mills 2015, Jamal Adams 2016, Tre&rsquoDavious White 2016, Greedy Williams 2018, Grant Delpit 2018 and 2019 and Derek Stingley Jr. 2019, 2020.In addition, Delpit claimed the 2019 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation&rsquos top defensive back.Under Raymond, LSU&rsquos secondary has sent 14 players to the NFL Draft, including three first rounders &ndash Adams and White 2017, and Eric Reid 2013, along with five second round picks that include Grant Delpit 2020, Kristen Fulton 2020, Donte Jackson 2019, Williams 2018 and Jalen Collins 2015.Other LSU NFL Draft picks under Raymond&rsquos watch include: cornerback Tyrann Mathieu third round in 2013, cornerback Tharold Simon fifth round in 2013, safety Jalen Collins second round in 2015, cornerback Rashard Robinson third round in 2016, safety Jalen Mills seventh round in 2016, Donte Jackson second round in 2018, and Greedy Williams second round in 2019.Most recently, defensive backs JaCoby Stevens sixth round and Kary Vincent Jr. seventh round both added their names to NFL rosters in the 2021 draft.Of the 14 players that have been drafted under Raymond&rsquos watch, 10 have started games in the NFL and four have appeared in the Pro Bowl.Raymond&rsquos primary focus for the past three years has been that of the cornerbacks and that unit has thrived under his watch. In 2020, LSU ranked No. 2 in the SEC in interceptions with 13 with true freshman Eli Ricks ranking No. 2 in the conference with four to his credit.Raymond was a three-year starter in the secondary for the Tigers from 1989-91. He capped his LSU career with 185 tackles and eight interceptions. Following his career with the Tigers, Raymond spent six seasons in the NFL &ndash three with the New York Giants and three with the Detroit Lions. In 90 games in the NFL, Raymond started 60 times and intercepted 11 passes to go with 258 tackles.THE RAYMOND FILEYear at LSU:&nbsp10th appointed Feb. 28, 2012Birthdate:&nbspSept. 28, 1969 in New Iberia, La.Children:&nbspCody, Ariel, Christopher and MadisonHigh School:&nbspNew Iberia La. High SchoolCollege:&nbspLSU, &rsquo93&nbspPermalink Comments

Lester Ricard resigns as head football coach at Scotlandville
12/08/2021 5:55pm

BATON ROUGE - On Tuesday, Lester Ricard resigned as the head coach at Scotlandville Magnet High. Ricard spent the past 3 seasons as the Hornets head coach.Ricard shared the following statement with WBRZ on Wednesday.It&rsquos time for a new start for me and my family I wish them nothing but the best. I&rsquom grateful for the opportunity I&rsquove had being the Head Football Coach at Scotlandville. &nbspI&rsquom extremely proud of what we accomplished. Sending 22 Student Athletes to college in 2 years is a blessing. &nbspAs I move into my new chapter of my coaching career, I&rsquom extremely excited and optimistic for what God has on the horizon for me and my family &nbspI&rsquom forever grateful for the teachers, students, faculty, fans, administrators that made my time at Scotlandville filled with memories.This past season, Ricard guided the Hornets to a 6-4 record, making the Quarterfinals of the Division I playoffs.&nbspScotlandville Principal Paul Jackson released the following open letter.&nbspScotlandville Family,I would like to share that I have made the decision to move in a new direction with our football program. The Scotlandville Magnet High Football Program has parted ways with Coach Lester Ricard Jr. We would like to thank Coach Ricard for his work and dedication, he brought much-needed stabilization of our program during a time of tremendous transition and we wish him well in his future endeavors.Today, we will begin our search for a new coach with the goal of bringing in a leader who will maximize the ability of a talented and deep pool of student athletes. We will not rush the search in order to ensure that we are able to secure the best candidate for our team.As always, we are SCOTLAND proud VILLE strongPermalink Comments

QB Max Johnson plans to transfer from LSU
12/07/2021 6:24pm

BATON ROUGE - Max Johnson, who was LSUs starting quarterback for most of the 2021 season, has announced plans to leave the Tigers.Johnson, who took over under center after quarterback Myles Brennan suffered an off-season injury, made the announcement on social media Tuesday.LSU, Thank you for allowing me to pursue my academic and athletic career here. I have made strong relationships that will last a lifetime with coaches, staff and especially my teammates With careful and prayerful consideration, I am entering the transfer portal.&mdash Max Johnson MaxJohnson14 December 8, 2021Johnson played in all 12 games of the regular season and finished with 2,815 yards and 27 touchdowns. He completed 225 of 373 pass attempts this season.&nbspPermalink Comments

Head coach Frank Wilson leaves McNeese to join LSU coaching staff
12/07/2021 12:37pm

BATON ROUGE - McNeese State head coach and two-time national recruiter of the year Frank Wilson has joined the Tigers as LSUs new associate head coach.&nbspWilson previously spent six years with the Tigers as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, helping the team bring in four top-10 recruiting classes, including in 2014 and 2015.&ldquoI will forever be grateful to the coaches, staff, and student-athletes I have been fortunate to work with at McNeese State, and I will always remember the lessons I have learned in my six seasons as a head coach,&rdquo Wilson said. &ldquoBut the opportunity to return home to LSU and join Coach Kelly&rsquos staff was one my family and I simply could not pass up. I could not be more excited to return to Baton Rouge and do whatever I can to help the Tigers consistently compete for and win championships.&rdquoWilson went 26-40 during his head coaching stints at Texas-San Antonio and McNeese.Permalink Comments

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