Non-state schools at satellite camps? LSU’s Coach O says that’s a no-go


Interesting story in Sports Illustrated that suggests LSU is using its influence  in the state to keep non-Louisiana schools from participating in satellite camps.

Southeastern Louisiana rescinded invitations to Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Houston to work in a satellite camp this summer. The school invited to fill in the hole: LSU.

Tulane rescinded an invitation to Michigan to join them at a camp in New Orleans. The school invited to fill the hole: LSU.


The SI story said LSU coach Ed Orgeron denied using any pressure to get rid of the non-state schools.

Coaches from Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Michigan and Houston were disinvited from the two camps, but LSU coach Ed Orgeron denied a push from LSU, and that it was a result of planning the camps after the end of spring practice.

“No. No. This was us keeping Louisiana together,” Orgeron told Sports Illustrated.

But then he added: “Protecting the state of Louisiana is always going to be my job as the coach of LSU.”

Let’s all get naked and play golf

This isn’t football, but it’s interesting. Jacksonville University golfer David Wicks Wednesday at the Division I regional in Baton Rouge, La., inadvertently dropped his ball while waiting to make a short putt to finish the hole. The ball went into a nearby pond. Because the rules say he needs to finish the hole with the same ball, Wicks had to strip and jump into the pond to retrieve the ball and avoid the penalty.

As soon as he got in the water, the ball was considered lost and he had five minutes to find it (according to USGA rules) or take a two-stroke penalty. Alas, Wicks didn’t find the ball and had to take the penalty. But the good news is the Wicks played even par the rest of the way to force a playoff with Northwestern and eventually helped Jacksonville earn its first trip to the NCAA golf finals.


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