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Meet the Tiger Blitz staff!

Meet Tiger Blitz's staff of writers, who are here to bring you the latest breaking news on everything LSU sports.

Billy Embody, Publisher

Billy Embody is the Publisher of's and covering LSU and SMU sports and recruiting, respectively. A graduate of SMU in Dallas, Billy has been with Scout since 2012 when he started as managing editor of Pony Stampede. In March 2014, Billy was named publisher and continues to handle site management for Scout. While with Pony Stampede, Billy has covered stories like the hiring and resignation of Larry Brown, June Jones' resignation, the hiring of Chad Morris, and others while providing recruiting and team coverage.

During the NFL season, Billy travels with the Washington Redskins as a Team Operations Travel Assistant for road games. Billy leads the advance operations team that travels to road games for the Redskins, coordinating hotel, travel, meal and stadium logistics for the team. He's freelanced for the Dallas Morning News, and has appeared on the Doug Gottlieb Show and Dallas' Fox affiliate. 

You can follow him on Twitter @BillyEmbody or email him at

Christian Boutwell, Staff Writer

Christian Boutwell is a full-time student at LSU and is expecting to graduate in 2018. He is the Sports Editor at LSU's student-run, student-produced daily newspaper The Daily Reveille. Prior to being named Sports Editor in March of 2016, Christian covered LSU football, basketball, gymnastics, men's and women's golf, swimming and diving and LSU baseball, among other things, as a staff writer at The Daily Reveille. He has covered the Tigers' run to the NCAA gymnastic championships (2015 and 2016) and LSU basketball in the SEC Tournament in Nashville (March 2016). Follow him on Twitter @CBoutwell_TDR.

Josh Thornton, Staff Writer

Josh Thornton is a currently a staff writer for and serves as the Deputy Sports Editor for the LSU student newspaper, The Daily Reveille. His past experience includes covering LSU football, baseball, softball and SEC Media Days. He can be reached on Twitter @JoshTDR or by email at

Murf Baldwin, Scheme Analyst

You may have seen him covering Georgia for a while, but some of his best (and favorite) work has been covering LSU. He's been with Saturday Down South and SB Nation as well as a few other publications. You'll see him on Tiger Blitz breaking down LSU recruits and opponent's schemes. You can follow him @MurfBaldwin.

Patrick Engel, Recruiting Analyst

Patrick Engel is about to begin his senior year at SMU, where he studies journalism and sports management. A a native of Evanston, Ill., Patrick has worked with Billy at Pony Stampede since March 2014, covering SMU sports. He currently serve as the site’s managing editor and will contribute to Tiger Blitz as a recruiting analyst, mostly focusing on Dallas-area LSU recruiting targets. 

Patrick covers a little bit of everything for Pony Stampede – football recruiting, basketball recruiting, AAU tournaments, Texas high school football, and of course, SMU football and basketball games and practices.

You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickEngel_ or email me at

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