A day after LSU Tigers receivers coach Billy Gonzales took the Illinois offensive coordinator job, former pupils Terrence Toliver and Russell Shepard decided to burn a Twitter bridge or two. Shepard fired on his way out of Baton Rouge, while Toliver did so from a distance, as he's already on a NFL practice squad roster:
@TToliver80 I regret not declaring for the draft my junior year thinking that I could have a better year but no that didn't happen
@LSUShep10 But out of those 14 catches I still had 4 touchdowns you guys trying to talk down on me gives me more reason to leave.. I Can't believe this
Shepard, who missed two games due to suspension, mustered only 190 yards on the year, though that was good enough to rank third on the run-first team. Toliver, having just concluded his rookie year with the Detroit Lions, caught nary a pass in 2011. His senior year at LSU, Toliver tallied 579 yards.
At least Odell Beckham is still happy? Maybe? Somebody please check on Odell Beckham?
For more on the suddenly turbulent Tigers, visit LSU blog And the Valley Shook.