Deke Bellavia Blogs

Mainieri and Tigers set to host Notre Dame in season opener

When he hears the name Notre Dame it brings up many vivid memories. “I spent a little time up there,” a light hearted Paul Mainieri said. Mainieri and his 9th ranked LSU Tigers open their 2018 season Friday night against Mainieri’s former team Notre Dame. Having spent 12 seasons as the Irish head... Read More

Mainieri and Tigers set to host Notre Dame in season opener

When he hears the name Notre Dame it brings up many vivid memories. “I spent a little time up there,” a light hearted Paul Mainieri said. Mainieri and his 9th ranked LSU Tigers open their 2018 season Friday night against Mainieri’s former team Notre Dame. Having spent 12 seasons as the Irish head... Read More

The 2018 Saints won't fly under the radar

2018 Saints can’t fly under the radar @dekebigchief No element of surprise. Where’s the ability to sneak up on teams? A team not highly thought of. That team has too many question marks to be a threat. Not close to being a complete team. Do those descriptions sound familiar? Well, those phrases... Read More

The 2018 Saints won't fly under the radar

2018 Saints can’t fly under the radar @dekebigchief No element of surprise. Where’s the ability to sneak up on teams? A team not highly thought of. That team has too many question marks to be a threat. Not close to being a complete team. Do those descriptions sound familiar? Well, those phrases... Read More

Deke: LSU's signing day class a mixed bag

Hey, it comes with the business. It’s part of the game as much as blocking, tackling, kicking, running and throwing. When it happens often, though, it gains attention, and not the kind of attention college football programs want to talk about or deal with. Ask any of the 128 Division I head... Read More

Deke: LSU's signing day class a mixed bag

Hey, it comes with the business. It’s part of the game as much as blocking, tackling, kicking, running and throwing. When it happens often, though, it gains attention, and not the kind of attention college football programs want to talk about or deal with. Ask any of the 128 Division I head... Read More

Deke: LSU sends strong message that Aranda is their guy

No matter what side of the fence you were on, when it came to what LSU should do with Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda, the LSU big timers sent a loud and clear message, “Dave Aranda is “our guy!” The current state of the LSU football program is in a weird kind of limbo. The Tigers fan base is... Read More

Deke: LSU sends strong message that Aranda is their guy

No matter what side of the fence you were on, when it came to what LSU should do with Defensive Coordinator Dave Aranda, the LSU big timers sent a loud and clear message, “Dave Aranda is “our guy!” The current state of the LSU football program is in a weird kind of limbo. The Tigers fan base is... Read More

Deke: Why did LSU hire Matt Canada?

As he worked through the Tigers Citrus Bowl game versus Notre Dame, he has put in one year and 18 days on the job for the LSU football program. That's Matt Canada, who came to LSU a little over a year ago like he was going to be the “savior” of an LSU offense that had been underperforming and... Read More

Deke: Why did LSU hire Matt Canada?

As he worked through the Tigers Citrus Bowl game versus Notre Dame, he has put in one year and 18 days on the job for the LSU football program. That's Matt Canada, who came to LSU a little over a year ago like he was going to be the “savior” of an LSU offense that had been underperforming and... Read More