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  1. 'He's unbelievable': Former LSU Tiger Jamal Adams far from a wide-eyed rookie, fellow New York Jets say Advocate staff report Jun 26, 2017 - 4:51 pm Former LSU Tiger Jamal Adams is more like a seasoned, savvy veteran than a wide-eyed rookie as he goes through pre-season paces with the New York Jets, reports say. After two months, 10 organized team activities and three minicamp practices, Adams' teammates seem impressed, according to a report by NJ Advance Media. "He's unbelievable," cornerback Morris Claiborne said. Adams, drafted with the No. 6 pick, is already atop the depth chart at safety, NJ.com reported. Not seeing the video below? Click here. PHILADELPHIA — The paths for Leonard Fournette and Jamal Adams followed similar trajectories. "He's been out here playing lights out," Claiborne said. "Picking up the defense, checking to different things, knowing what he wants to check to. He's having fun doing it, too. His spirit is awesome. He's having fun doing what he knows how to do, and that's football." Adams is the fourth defensive back from LSU picked in the first round since 2011, continuing the program's tradition of churning out the nation's best secondary players.
  2. More, from The Advocate: . Father of Jared Poché, father of LSU strength coach save Florida fan's life at College World Series By Luke Johnson | ljohnson@theadvocate.com Jun 26, 2017 - 11:08 pm (…) Luke Johnson OMAHA, Neb. — Dr. Jerry Poché and Jimmy Roy, whose sons are part of the LSU baseball program, revived an elderly Florida fan in the sixth inning of Monday’s game in the College World Series finals. Poché received confirmation from the lead paramedic at TD Ameritrade Park that the man to whom he and Roy provided CPR is in stable condition. “The man died,” Poché said. “He didn’t have a pulse; he didn’t have nothing. It looks like, luckily, we got him back.” Poché is the father of Jared Poché, who will start Game 2 of the best-of-three series Tuesday night against Florida. Jerry Poché said Cole Freeman’s mother, Kellie, called out for him after they saw an elderly man slumping and losing consciousness in the stands. By the time Jerry Poché arrived, the man was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Jerry Poché said he has been a family doctor in Lutcher for the past 25 years. He immediately provided chest compressions for what he estimated to be five to seven minutes until paramedics arrived. Roy, the father of LSU’s strength and conditioning coach Travis Roy, provided mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Jimmy Roy has been a firefighter for 30 years, but he said this was the first time he ever had to perform mouth-to-mouth “We’ve always had machines that do it for us,” Roy said. The man, whom both Jimmy Roy and Jerry Poché estimated to be at least 80 years old, was revived by the time the paramedics arrived. Jerry Poché said he wasn’t positive on what happened but believed the elderly man had a heart attack. “The main thing is, when he left in the stretcher, he was conscious and nobody was doing compressions,” Jerry Poché said. “It looked like he was going to make it. They brought him to the emergency room and I talked to the senior paramedic over here at TD Ameritrade, and he said the old man is stable. That’s awesome.” Jimmy Roy said the incident happened right before Antoine Duplantis’ solo home run in the sixth inning. As he was providing a blow-by-blow account of what happened, he asked for a description of what happened in the LSU sixth inning.
  3. Retweeted Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson): Crazy story: Dr. Jerry Poché (father of Jared) & Jimmy Roy (dad of strength coach Travis) performed CPR on a UF fan @ the game & revived him. Thanks TIGERS, it's more than just a game.
  4. LSU names Whip Steve Scalise honorary coach for College World Series
  5. LSU names Whip Steve Scalise honorary coach for College World Series
  6. We caught about 120 pounds of Crawfish in the Spillway, boiling on the River, Belle River that is.
  7. Davon Godchaux's little one. Art by Zumo. Jacob Zumo does a great job.
  8. LSU's Greg Deichmann taken 43rd overall in the 2017 MLB Draft 1 Updated on June 12, 2017 at 9:47 PMPosted on June 12, 2017 at 9:46 PM 9 Gallery: Greg Deichmann By William Guillory NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune LSU outfielder Greg Deichmann was selected by the Oakland A's with the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft Monday. Deichmann was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 26th round of last year's draft, but he decided to return to LSU for his junior season and he has become one of the top hitters in the nation. LSU OF Greg Deichmann keeps improving stock heading into 2017 MLB Draft Deichmann is hitting .322 this season with 19 home runs and 69 RBIs going into this weekend's Super Regional against Mississippi State. He is hitting .320 with 19 home runs and 72 RBIs following LSU's College World Series-clinching Super Regional win over Mississippi State. The former Brother Martin standout played the entire 2016 season at first base, but he moved to right field before his junior season and he's shown the ability to field both positions at a high level. Deichmann was also named a first team selection on Baseball America's All-American team.
  9. The World Champion Chicago Cubs selected Lange No. 30 overall in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft Monday night. Lange is the first LSU baseball player to be picked in the first round since Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in 2015 and the first LSU pitcher to be picked in the first round since Philadelphia Phillies starter Aaron Nola in 2014. Along with Nola, Kevin Gausman and Anthony Ranaudo, Lange is the fourth LSU pitcher to be picked in the first round since Paul Mainieri took over as the head coach of the LSU baseball team in 2007. Alex Lange was a first-team All-SEC pitcher and second-team All-American in 2017. Serving as LSU’s Friday night starter, Lange is 9-5 with a 2.92 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 111 innings. Commanding a fastball that tops off in the mid-90s and a wipeout 12-6 curveball capable of freezing batters at the knees, Lange has started at LSU for three seasons and helped lead the Tigers to two College World Series. Lange first caught the eyes of the nation as a freshman in 2015 when he went 12-0 with a 1.97 ERA and a .212 batting average against in 114 innings pitched. The right-hander from Lee’s Summit, Mo. was a first-team All-SEC pitcher, a freshman All-American and the SEC Freshman of the Year in 2015. Alex Lange and the LSU Tigers baseball team will head to Omaha, Neb. this week to compete in the 2017 College World Series. Winners of 16 games in a row, the Tigers will face the Florida State Seminoles in the first game of the tournament either Saturday or Sunday. In all likelihood, Lange will start that game for LSU. Lange has made one other career start in Omaha, a complete game affair where he allowed three runs and struck out 10 to lead the Tigers to a win over Cal St. Fullerton.
  10. I was talking with my friend and Editor of the Magazine, Lee Brecheen. He invited me to his yearly photo session. Lee has two sessions. One for the Southern part of the state and one for the Northern part of the state. He had his photo session a couple weeks back, I was unable to attend. But I was able to help in a small way. I have a cousin that runs a company, he was able to supply the players and their family's with a mixture of milks, juices and drinks. Lee thought he needs enough for around 400 total, players and families, he ended up with around 1,200 total. I also got my cousin to talk with another supplier, he had donuts for 400 or a little above that. It was the largest attended session ever. Can't wait to see the new book. Congrats to Lee, thanks to him for all the work he does to help La. High School Players.
  11. I'll be back in La tomorrow. The water is up at my place on the water in Pierre Part. But still high and dry. Thanks Hatch for the link.
  12. Anyone remember him? 100 years of Port Allen: The Ferry Preacher Posted By: adminPosted date: May 11, 2016In: LifestyleNo Comments – George West, the Bishop, a.k.a Messiah of Jesus Many Port Allen residents may recall the preacher who baptized people at the Old Ferry Landing in Port Allen, or recall seeing his photo. George West wore a white robe and hat and was a familiar figure at the ferry landing for many years. He died in 1968 at the age of 83. West baptized people in the Mississippi River up until a few months before his death. He spent his days urging ferry riders and passersby to “come down into the water and be saved.” He was quick to say that if you were baptized with water and not in it, then you hadn’t been baptized, just christened. He worked on both sides of the river and was often called the Bishop, but preferred to be known as the Messiah of Jesus.
  13. When John and Mary first got married John said, “I am a sex addict and I’m putting a box under the bed to help control my addiction. You must promise never to look in it.” In all their 30 years of marriage Mary never looked. However, on the afternoon of their 30th anniversary, curiosity got the best of her and she lifted the lid and peeked inside. In the box were 3 empty beer cans and $81,874.25 in cash. She closed the box and put it back under the bed. Now that she knew what was in the box, she was doubly curious as to why there even was such a box with such contents. That evening they were out for a special Anniversary dinner. After dinner Mary could no longer contain her curiosity and she confessed, saying, “I am so sorry. For all these years I kept my promise and never looked into the box under our bed. However, today the temptation was too much and I gave in. But now I need to know why do you keep the 3 beer cans in the box?” John thought for a while and said, “I guess after all these years you deserve to know the truth. Whenever I was unfaithful to you I put an empty beer can in the box under the bed to remind myself not to do it again.” Mary was shocked, but said, “Hmmm, Jennifer, Paula and Monica. I am very disappointed and saddened by your behavior. However since you are addicted to sex, I guess it does happen and I guess 3 times is not that bad considering your problem.” John thanked her for being so understanding. They hugged and made their peace. A little while later Mary asked John, so why do you have all that money in the box? John answered; “Well, whenever the box filled up with empty cans, I took them to the recycling center and redeemed them for cash”.
  14. LSU football: Did Arden Key inadvertently pioneer a new trend in college football? By Nick Suss SEC Country June 6, 2017 Welcome to the Bayou Bengal Briefing, SEC Country’s daily morning column covering LSU football, with LSU beat writer Nick Suss. Today, we add one more note on the Arden Key saga, clean up some baseball news, rank Derrius Guice against the world and more. Enjoy! The future of spring football? As we touched on Monday in the Bayou Bengal Briefing, the LSU football team got its star defensive end back this week, as Arden Key rejoined the team after a three-month hiatus. But there’s one angle to the Key saga that I didn’t touch on that is worth mentioning. Monday in the SEC Country Live podcast, Brandon Adams and Mike Johnson brought up an interesting point: Could Key’s absence motivate other stars to skip spring football, regardless of the validity of their motivation? Key’s absence was legitimate. There’s no insinuation here that he skipped because he didn’t want to play. But in a world where debates rage year-round about whether college football players should skip bowl games, this seems like a logical decision for certain players to make. If a player skips a bowl game, he’ll have some critics. Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey learned that last winter. But if a player skips the contact portions of spring practice in favor of just classroom work and offensive and defensive install, he really isn’t missing much. At this point in his college career, Key knows how to hit people. So, might this be the new trend? It’s possible. If a player thinks he can learn the plays without doing them, all the power to him. Protect yourself, kids. Your weekly LSU football poll question results Speaking of the Monday Briefing, I asked you to predict how many sacks Key will make in 2017 by voting in our weekly LSU football poll question. More than 150 of you voted and, well, let’s just say Key has some pretty high expectations to live up to. Key made 12 sacks in 2016. Eighty percent of fans expect him to match or best that mark in 2017, with 55 percent of fans expecting between 12 and 15 sacks and 25 percent of fans expecting more than 15. Nineteen percent of voters predicted a slight regression to somewhere between 8 and 11 sacks. Only 1 percent of votes expect Key to post 7 or fewer sacks. That’s right, 99 percent of LSU fans in this column predict Key to finish with around the same number of sacks that No. 1 pick Myles Garrett had last season — or better. That’s a lot to expect of a guy. For what it’s worth, I agree with the voters. Key is every bit as much of a beast as we think he is. But still. Those are some lofty standards to live up to. Especially when the last LSU DE to be drafted in the first round notched 4.5 sacks as a junior.