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NFL.com Scout's Take: Cameron Priming LSU Prospects for NFL - The312
I cannot describe how gratifying it is to have a professional coach with a true NFL pedigree guiding this offense. It is evident in everything the offense does and their manner of doing it. My heart sings when I read that we have installed complex, nuanced NFL caliber schemes. I cannot wait to trot ...


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Need Two in LSU Sections for UGA. - The312
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Is anyone else excited about the imminent release of Doctor Sleep? - The312
I certainly am. (For those who don't know, Doctor Sleep is Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, slated for release on September 24, 2013.) The Shining is one of the classic horror novels of the last century, in my estimation. Brilliant on nearly every level. If Doctor Sleep is half as good,...


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SI's Mandel Projects LSU to Sugar Bowl for Rematch With Clemson... - The312
Some more idle prognostications to while away the hours before the next kick-off. [quote]Title game: Alabama vs. Stanford Rose: Ohio State vs. Oregon Fiesta: Baylor vs. Louisville Sugar: LSU vs. Clemson Orange: Florida State vs. Michigan[/quote] http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college...


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What should Magee's role be going forward? - The312
Personally, I believe the kid earned the right to significant additional playing time with his spectacular performance on Saturday night. He demonstrated good vision, acceleration through the hole, and explosive burst. I thought he outdueled Blue. It's going to be interesting to see how the staf...


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Latest on Terrence Toliver's Status With the Bears - The312
Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune Bears correspondent, tweeted the following within the last hour: [quote]Don't go to sleep on #Bears WR Terrence Toliver. 6 catches for 49 yards last night and 3 tackles on special teams. He's still in play[/quote] It would be incredible if Toliver joins Ford and Ste...


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Moving College Football Tribute Video with Some LSU Highlights/Low-lights - The312
LSU begins to appear with more frequency towards the end of the video. (Video Taken from SI's Hot Links) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPp6CgtGuaU&feature=player_embedded...


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SI Predicts LSU to Play Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl... - The312
South Carolina v. Louisville in the Sugar. Bama v. Stanford in the NC. Frankly, I'm bored by the prospect of playing in Dallas again, especially given that we open there. JMO. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130826/preseason-bowl-projections/?sct=hp_t1t_a4&eref=sih...


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Latest on Michael Ford's Campaign to Make Bears' Roster from Chicago Tribune... - The312
The following excerpt is from an article written by Brad Biggs, one of the Tribune's primary Bears correspondents. The double spin-move TD run referenced by Biggs was impressive. It can be seen here (Bears Raiders Highlights - at 2 minutes): http://www.chicagobears.com/multimedia/videos/index.ht...


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SI's (Predictable) SEC Preview: LSU projected to finish third in SEC West - The312
at 9-3(5-3). Bama projected to go undefeated again. TAMU projected to go 10-2(6-2). South Carolina projected to win the East at 11-1. SI progonosticates that Bama will defeat SC in the SECC. [quote]LSU vs. TCU (in Arlington) Saturday, Aug. 31 9 p.m. ET, ESPN Former Ravens and Charge...


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Loston Named to SI's Pre-Season All-American Team (2nd Team) - The312
He's the only Tiger to appear. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130808/preseason-all-america-team/?sct=hp_t11_a2&eref=sihp ...


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Stewart Mandel, SI's resident moralist hack, weighs in on the Hill situation... - The312
As most here know, I am not a reactionary Miles apologist. However, the recent media jihad to disengenuously portray Hill as a vicious predator and Miles as his meek enabler is a disgusting farce. For example, the last sentence of Mandel's response is nothing but inflammatory, uninformed, hyperbolic...


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SI Peter King One on One With Barkevious Mingo - The312
Nice kid, hope he excels in the League. http://mmqb.si.com/2013/08/02/one-on-one-with-barkevious-mingo/?sct=hp_bf1_a3&eref=sihp...


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How good can Mettenberger be? - The312
This good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So3OTYXZVvE What an incredible performance. Last year's simplistic, crude offensive system obscured Mettenberger's true potential, in my estimation. He has the skill set and physical tools to be exceptional, as he demonstrated against Alabama in Tiger...


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How easy it is for an attractive woman to get laid? - The312
Pretty damn easy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JJFBtHcBnM&feature=player_embedded By contrast, will the direct approach work for a young man? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxyySRgrYsU&feature=player_embedded Hell no. The juxtaposition amused me. (Stolen from this morning's i...


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Does anyone here live in South Tampa or St. Pete? - The312
I'm contemplating a major move and I'm seeking informed feedback on what it is like to live in those areas. Obviously, I'll have personal conversations with my contacts in Tampa, but I thought it couldn't hurt to solicit additional information here. To provide some context, I'm in my early to mi...


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Does anyone here live in the Tampa Bay region? - The312
I always hesitate to ask for serious assessments in this company, but I was wondering if any of you live in the Tampa Bay area? If so, what are your impressions of Tampa and the surrounding region? What is like to reside there? For example, are there any exciting neighborhoods in Tampa that offer pe...


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LSU Football No. 13 in SI's Post-Spring Top 25 - The312
[quote]Key returnees: QB Zach Mettenberger, WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Alfred Blue, OT La'El Collins, DT Anthony Johnson, CB Jalen Mills, S Craig Loston, LB Lamin Barrow Key losses: LB Kevin Minter, DE Sam Montgomery, DE Barkevious Mingo, DT Bennie Logan, S Eric Reid, CB Tharold Simon, RB Michael ...


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Dan Pompei Assessment of LSU Draft Prospects - The312
Dan Pompei is the lead Bears correspondent at the Chicago Tribune and a contributor to various national football publications. He serves on the Hall of Fame selectors board and is generally well regarded in NFL circles. Each year, he writes a position by position preview of the NFL draft for the Tri...


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Newest SI Mock Draft: Mingo to Saints at 15; Minter to Ravens at 32 - The312
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130403/nfl-mock-draft-4/?sct=hp_t12_a2&eref=sihp...


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Mingo Is LSU's Only First Round Pick In SI's Latest Mock Draft - The312
A bit pessimistic, in my view. I think two Tigers will be selected in the first round. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20130327/nfl-mock-draft-3/?sct=hp_t12_a2&eref=sihp...


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LSU Number 14 in SI's "Way Too Early" Pre-Season Rankings - The312
[quote]LSU Tigers 2012 record: 10-3 Hopefully, the last draft-eligible junior in Baton Rouge turned off the lights. That was quite an exodus. Eleven Tigers gave up eligibility to turn pro. So why am I not dropping LSU lower after such a massive talent drain? Consider this quote from Tigers de...


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Mandel Writes That LSU Amongst Those "Hardest Hit" By Underclassmen Declarations - The312
Gee, really? No suprise. [quote]• LSU: No team in history has seen so many players bolt for the NFL in the same year, though the Tigers' 10 includes previously exiled star Tyrann Mathieu. It's a testament to just how much talent Les Miles has stockpiled in recent years. The group includes four s...


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Chicago Bears sign T. Toliver to a futures/reserve contract. - The312
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-blanchard-toliver-futures-20130107,0,168871.story Obviously, he will still have to fight to make the full-time roster come next fall, but it's a first step towards that end. I'm happy for the kid. Can't wait to cheer him on at camp. ...


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Having Just returned from Atlanta, these are my impressions of the Peach loss... - The312
(1) As always, the contingent of LSU fans who travel to support the team are among the best in college football. Passionate, energetic, affable, and loyal to a fault. There weren't a tremendous number of LSU adherents in attendance, but those who came acquitted themselves well in the bars and the st...


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Terrence Toliver worked out for the Bears, per Chicago sports radio. - The312
The Bears have suffered a rash of injuries at WR (Hester - concussion, Alshon - knee, Bennet - concussion) and are attempting to sign some depth. Chicago radio is reporting that Toliver tried out for the team a few hours ago in Lake Forest. He has been playing for the Omaha Nighthawks. I loved T...


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How much are CFA Bowl tickets in the LSU section? - The312
I got a confirmation e-mail from LSU that I will recieve CFA tickets, but the e-mail makes no mention of price. I can't recall offhand what the face value was on the post-season order form. Does anyone know? I'm sure everyone who requested tickets received their full allotment, if demand is as lo...


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What difference does it make that we are going to the Chick-Fil-A bowl? - The312
I'm not trying to be dismissive or condescending, but let's be frank: any bowl outside of the BCS is just an excuse to descend on some random locale like purple and gold locusts, drink all the beer, seduce all the women, teach the hapless locals how to tailgate, scream for three hours, then disappea...


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Could you imagine the bedlam if the SECC were in Tiger Stadium? - The312
I love the fact that the Pac-12 allows its best team to host the conference championship game. In the SEC, UGA gets a home game every year. LOL....


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1996 - 2012 Peach Bowl Deja Vu? - The312
This may have already been discussed, but there are some startling similarities between the 1996 post-season and the 2012 projected post-season. IN 1996, LSU went 6-2 in the SEC and finished the regular season 9-2. (Amended - forgot we only played 11 games in that era) IN 2012, LSU went 6-2 i...


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