Countdown to kickoff: Hello, Idaho 

August, 14, 2012
GeauxTigerNation writers Gary Laney and David Helman get you ready for the season with a daily breakdown throughout August of what LSU is facing in the fall, from its opponents, to its road trips to who it's recruiting. Today, David Helman caught up with Troy Warzocha of the Lewiston Tribune to preview LSU's non-conference game against Idaho.

Q: Despite adding LSU, Idaho's schedule looks pretty manageable after a two-win season in 2011. Are the Vandals returning enough talent to reverse last year's trend of close losses?

I would say so. Naturally, the key for the Vandals will be to limit the mistakes in the red zone. Last year, Idaho’s went 1-4 in games decided by seven points or fewer and failed to execute offensively down the stretch.
Five-Star DE Jefferson Updates Recruitment
Recruiting reporter Derek Tyson stopped by No. 2 defensive end CeCe Jefferson's high school to talk with the five-star about final visit plans and a desire to be a part of a package deal with other heavy-hitting prospects.