Louisiana college football benefits from Penn State punishment
David Blake Reporting
The fallout from the severe penalties handed down to Penn State are being felt here in Louisiana, but not necessarily in a negative way. Tiger Rag Editor Ben Love says there are some very good football players who now have the option of leaving the Nittany Lions immediately, and some could find their way to LSU.
''Some of them may be recruited by the LSU staff, I'm sure there could be a couple of kids, but so far nothing specific,'' said Love.
Tiger Rag Editor Ben Love:
Among the punishments that the NCAA handed down today, Penn State is forfeiting all victories under coach Joe Paterno from 1998 to 2011. That includes LSU 17-19 loss to Penn State in the Capital One Bowl at the end of the 2009 season. However, that does not mean that LSU gets the trophy for that game.
''The way the history books will look at it, that game never happened, so Les Miles does not get another win,'' Love explained.
But Love says with all the wins taken away from Joe Paterno dating back to 1998, it should make Grambling's Eddie Robinson the winningest coach in college football.