LSU head football coach Les Miles appears to have settled on a kicker.
"I think Delahoussaye is the starter, extra points and field goals," Miles told the media Tuesday evening.
That would be redshirt freshman Colby Delahoussaye from New Iberia High School. Delahoussaye apparently has done enough to distance himself from fellow redshirt freshman Trent Domingue of St. Paul's High School in Mandeville.
Junior James Hairston will continue to handle the kickoff duties, after driving 43 touchbacks deep in 149 tries the last two seasons.
"James certainly has the better leg," concedes Delahoussaye. "He can certainly drive it."
But if LSU and TCU are tied in the final moments, it will likely be Delahoussaye called on for the potential game-winning kick. He admits he has certainly envisioned such dramatic situations.
"But it's one kick at a time. Your first kick will likely be an extra point or shorter field goal."
Delahoussaye is certainly following a long line of very successful kickers. Special teams under Coach Miles have been noticeably better than they were under Nick Saban, with kickers like Colt David, Chris Jackson, Josh Jasper and Drew Alleman all having strong careers.
Jasper made an LSU career record 83.9% of his field goals from 2008-10, but Delahoussaye's favorite Tiger kicker is David Browndyke, who was a perfect 109-109 on extra points from 1986-89.
"He was also perfect on field goals his senior year." And Delahoussaye would be right, as Browndyke hit 14 of 14 in 1989.