Tigers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will make $1,519,734 in 2015. His pass offense finished 110th.BATON ROUGE – Winning championships is expensive, but in LSU’s case so is not coming close to winning them.For the fourth straight year, LSU’s football assistants were the highest paid in the country in 2015, according to USA Today research, but the Tigers have not won a championship of any kind over that span and have finished off the pace.LSU, which finished the 2015 season with an 8-3 overall record and 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference for a third place tie with Arkansas, last won a title in 2011 when it won the SEC at 8-0. The Tigers, 20-12 in the SEC from 2012 through 2015, have finished third in the SEC West in two of the last three seasons and finished tied for fourth last year with Auburn at 4-4. Using the league’s head-to-head tiebreaker, LSU actually finished fourth in the West this season as it lost to Arkansas and was fifth last year because it lost to Auburn.LSU AD tells board member he knows who leaked infoThe No. 20 Tigers will also be playing in a second tier bowl for the third season out of the last four as they meet unranked Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) in the Texas Bowl in Houston, Texas, on Dec. 29. The Red Raiders are the third consecutive non-ranked opponent LSU will play in a bowl after Iowa and Notre Dame in the previous two seasons.Yet, LSU’s nine assistant coaches came in at No. 1 in total salary for 2015 at $5,471,236 with Auburn at No. 2 at $5,341,900. Auburn finished 6-6 overall in 2015 and in last in the West at 2-6, but it won the SEC at 7-1 in 2013 and finished 12-2 overall after a loss in the BCS national championship game that season.Alabama, which is No. 2 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings at 12-1 overall and will play Michigan State on Dec. 31 in the national semifinals in the Cotton Bowl, is third in staff pay at $5,227,090. The Crimson Tide won the SEC West at 7-1 and the SEC Championship Game over Florida Saturday to reach its second straight final four playoff after winning national championships in 2009, ’11 and ’12.LSU also has the highest paid offensive coordinator in the country in Cam Cameron, who will make $1,519,734 in 2015. Cameron’s pass offense, however, finished 110th in the nation out of 127 major colleges with 173.1 yards a game. The Tigers were No. 52 in total offense with 419 yards a game as they had the nation’s leading rusher in yards per game in tailback Leonard Fournette, who averaged 158.3 yards an outing.Cameron’s three-year contract ends in March, and LSU head coach Les Miles has not been clear if Cameron will be retained or not.FOURNETTE AN ALL-AMERICAN: LSU tailback Leonard Fournette has been named a first team All-SEC player by the league coaches and a second team All-American by USA Today. The sophomore from New Orleans led the nation with 158.3 yards a game in 2015 and was considered a Heisman Trophy favorite through the middle part of the season. He finished the season with a school record 1,741 yards on 271 carries and 18 touchdowns.Senior right tackle Vadal Alexander also made the All-SEC first team. Center Ethan Pocic, cornerback Tre’Davious White of Shreveport and safety Jamal Adams made the All-SEC second team.BOWL PREPARATIONS: LSU will begin practicing for their Dec. 29 Texas Bowl game against Texas Tech on Monday, Dec. 14.Coverage of LSU and Glenn Guilbeau commentary supported by Hebert’s Town and Country Auto Dealer in Shreveport located at 1155 E. Bert Kouns. Research your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or RAM at http://www.hebertstandc.com
Castrol Volleyball Club last evening, spiked their way to championship honours in the Demerara Volleyball Association (DVA) ‘B’ division tournament by downing arch-rivals Vanguard Volleyball Club at the National Gymnasium. It was a relatively easy win for the eventual winners who took the title in straight sets. Castrol’s offence was on point right after the match served off which saw them taking the first set comfortably 25 -11. The second set produced another dominant showing by Castrol who took it 25-7 before Vanguard put up a much tighter display in the third set which wasn’t enough as they narrowly lost 27 – 29 to land on the other side of success, thereby gifting Castrol the sweep. The tournament which began on Saturday was organised by the DVA as part of their development effort and also included Glashow Rangers of Linden.
Story Links Genich swam the butterfly leg in 58.65, maintaining Canada’s fourth position heading into fellow University of Toronto teammate McMurray’s freestyle.”As I saw Nina coming into the wall I was like wow – this is real, time to go,” said the U of T standout. “I was definitely trying to stay to my race plan and swim my own race and trying to do it for the team. It hurt for the last 25 but it doesn’t matter.”🥉🥉🥉🥉Ingrid Wilm, Nina Kucheran, Hannah Genich and Ainsley McMurray receive their bronze medals in the women’s 4×100 medley relay!Ingrid Wilm, Nina Kucheran, Hannah Genich et Ainsley McMurray reçoivent leur médaille de bronze au relais 4×100 QN féminin!#uCAN #Napoli2019 pic.twitter.com/J94LFvNhEK— U SPORTS Team Canada (@USPORTSIntl) July 10, 2019 Genich and McMurray were two of six Varsity Blues competing in Naples. Matt Dans, Cam Kidd, Eli Wall and Georgia Kidd were also in action this past week.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Version University of Toronto swimmers Hannah Genich and Ainsley McMurray helped Canada to a bronze-medal finish in the 4 x 100 m medley relay in 4:03.32 on Wednesday night at Piscina Scandone. Sitting in fourth after 350 metres, McMurray out-touched Russia’s Mariia Baklakova by 0.23 seconds to wrap up Canada’s swimming schedule at the 30th Summer Universiade. It was Team Canada’s third medal of the Games and first in swimming.”I flipped for the second 50 and I saw some white water splashing two lanes over and I was like – OK, time to go – and I just moved as fast as I could and I split the fastest I ever have in my life so I’m really proud of myself and of all the other girls too,” said McMurray. “It was so exciting.”🚨MEDAL ALERT!!🚨Ingrid Wilm, Nina Kucheran, Hannah Genich and Ainsley McMurray win 🥉in the women’s 4×100 medley relay in 4:03.32!🚨ALERTE MÉDAILLE!!🚨Ingrid Wilm, Nina Kucheran, Hannah Genich et Ainsley McMurray remporte le BRONZE au relais 4×100 quatre nages en 4:03.32! pic.twitter.com/2557PXu9OH— U SPORTS Team Canada (@USPORTSIntl) July 10, 2019