Morning Rumblings: Wisconsin wanted home-and-home with LSU (and more)

  • You know that neutral site series between LSU and Wisconsin in 2014 (Houston) and 2016 (Lambeau Field)? It could have been played at each team’s stadium, but LSU declined that offer. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez told that to the Wisconsin State Journal at Big Ten media days. “They weren’t interested,” he said of LSU.  The Tigers and Badgers meet in Houston to open this season and then at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field in 2016. LSU scheduler Verge Ausberry told us a few months ago why LSU schedules neutral site games. Ausberry said Wednesday that LSU had no conversation with Wisconsin of a home-and-home.
  • Baton Rouge has become the site of several movie productions of Mileslate. Currently, Pitch Perfect 2 and Fantastic Four are being shot in the city. One of the stars of Fantastic Four, actor Michael B. Jordan, stopped by to visit LSU coach Les Miles. The coach posted the shot on his Instagram (above). Jordan is best known for his roles as teenage drug dealer Wallace on The Wire, Reggie Montgomery in All My Children, Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights, and Alex in Parenthood.
  • Bovada released its college football conference title odds for 2014. LSU has the fifth-best odds (13 to 2) to win the SEC. Alabama is best at 7 to 5 to win the league.
  • Some personnel news in Wednesday’s Advocate football notes: Offensive tackle Jevonte Domond has graduated junior college and plans to report with the LSU football team on Sunday. Meanwhile, Travonte Valentine is still waiting for clearance. In another note, Davon Godchaux’s high school says the LSU defensive tackle is humbled by a “prank gone wrong” that led to his arrest.