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  1. Yea, but don't tell anyone
  2. Ok Folks, 225 magazine has a write-up on a couple Gym Ladies. McKenna Kelly and Ashleigh Gnat talk about, what they learned from their Olympian Mothers. And yes Okie, I have you a copy.
  3. I'll try and make a guess on the Tiger Players, for this years draft. As like most, the first LSU player to come off the board will be Jamal Adams. A true Strong Safety. Like I said before, his Dad George was also drafted in the first round. The last time a DB out of LSU, was drafted this high, PPP7, the 5th overall pick. Whats not to like, Adams does it all. One thing that teams like about Jamal, he interviews well and is a major leader. I see him landing the 2nd or third pick in the first. The 49'ers have the 2nd pick, having Eric Reid being the best player in their backfield. They could have two Tigers working together. The 3rd pick is the Bears, he won't make it past this pick. The second player, Fournette. I have him with a chance Going to the Jets with the 6th pick. I don't see him going past the Panthers, they have the 8th pick. Another kicker here, a few teams have been talking about moving up, trying to get Fournette, before he's available to the Jets or the Panthers. I like Tre' White being the next player, after talking today with someone I trust, a few players have Red Flags, by some teams. This could move Tre' up in the draft. I always like him in the first. The Packers are in need of a CB, same thing with the Saints with the 32nd pick. The Packers have the 29th pick, right behind them is the Steelers, also in dire need of a CB. This is one player to watch. These are my first rounders. Best of luck to the Tigers. I could see 10 tigers getting drafted this year. Anyway, gonna be fun to watch the Draft. I have a retirement Party to attend Thursday Night, at Mike Anderson's. So this will be the first time I miss a Draft Party. But I will have a TV set on the Draft, at Mikes, to keep an eye on things.
  4. Talking with a scout today, he was telling me 10 kids with rounds 1 and 2 grades, have "Red Flags." Some teams have taken them completely off their boards.
  5. Delpit will start from day one, way too much talent
  6. Adams has a few guys on this team, that's going to represent us well. My friend that has been at practice, told me from the get go, the D will be fine. The O side, he showed a few shifts, lots of motion, and a little misdirection. Look for more when we are in Houston. I'm ready for BYU, don't know about y'all.
  7. Ok, I did get to see what little everyone got to see of the Spring Game. I haven't seen anything but the live game, would like to see the replay to get more out of this game. On Special teams, they used a number of players on Kickoff and Punt returns. Derrick Dillon, Drake Davis were in on KO return. Dillon and D. J. Chark were the punt returners. No live action. The Defense looked to have the upper hand at times, Canada not showing much, lots of base. Lots of base with them also, but players stayed in their zones, covered areas, looked good overall. KT2, looks like he wants to play football this year. He looks to have a great understanding of the position. One kid, #41 Abraham Wallace, a walkon, seemed to play well. The thing I like about this years DL, the letters Sr behind most names, over the years we have used RS Freshmen and True Freshmen, kids 18 and 19 years old. Now with Sr's, you have a 22-23 year old player, it helps. Frank Herron, Deondre Clark, Greg Gilmore and Christian LaCouture are all Sr's, bring in Key and you have some age with these. We finally are getting depth, so badly needed. Logan, Lawrence, Alexander, all add to depth on that line. LB's from what I saw, looked good and were getting through traffic. DBU is alive and well as always. They as always, will have more than enough players, and really good players. Corey Raymond does a great job recruiting and developing those positions. On the other side of the ball. The OL looked good with two starters out, a number of players gained valuable time in the Spring. Jeff Grimes has to feel good about what he has. Clapp and Weathersby, both underclassmen, will get NFL grades after this season. KJ Malone being the only SR on the OL. With the type of offense Canada runs, you don't have to hold a block, most times the ball is pass the LOS, before the defense can get a handle as to where its headed. Magee, Brumfield, and Savage were some that I watched on a few plays. As for RB, Williams with the lost weight, Brossette made a few runs, and Fournette had a couple bursts. Guice did a little, but we know what he can do on a Saturday night. WR's looked to be tall, solid, and adapting to what Canada and Joseph wants out of them. TE/HB/FB, is a position that is full used by Canada. The QB's, Etling had one picked off, a bad throw. I did see as he went to the sideline, Canada, explain what was there, and what was not. All in all, too short. I did see a few former players up in the Stadium Club last night. Please in your Prayers, keep Former Tiger Brett Bech and his family in your prayers, Brett's Mother-in-Law passed away. Such a Beautiful Lady, gone too soon.
  8. Tale of LSU's Matt Canada: How a Midwestern, farm town boy got his explosive offense Matt Canada - the high school QB, the grad assistant, the grieving friend and the heartbroken father BY ROSS DELLENGER | rdellenger@theadvocate.com Published Apr 21, 2017 at 5:45 am | Updated Apr 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm Ross Dellenger Dave Scheib is to blame. Without his decision to cut a kid named Matt Canada, maybe none of this happens. Still to this day, Canada introduces Scheib as “the guy who cut me in sixth grade.” The move really “lit the fire,” Bob Canada recalls, in his oldest son. Nothing pushed Matt more than missing that travel football team in the early 1980s. But don’t give Scheib all the credit for Canada's rise to stardom in the sport. There are plenty of things that got Matt Canada here, as one of the highest-paid offensive coordinators in the land and the anointed savior of LSU’s stumbling offense on the eve of the Tigers’ spring game. Maybe he’s not here without that meeting with Mark Speckman, the West Coast football coach born without hands who many herald as the inventor of the fly offense. Maybe he’s not here without that career-ending knee injury during his senior year of high school — a key, those close to him say, in his rapid ascent in the industry. Maybe he’s not here without those talks with his father while at the Indiana high school football state championship games. Bob Canada and his teenage son positioned themselves to get the best angle — the end zone view — to break down the defenses before them. Maybe he’s not here without those hurdles — some taller than others — that he leaped during a tottering 25-year career: the 2007 death of then-boss and Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner; his divorce and the subsequent financial burden of moving his ex-wife and two children, Tori and Chris, with him during each coaching stop; and a puzzling firing from NC State that dragged him away from his family for the first time in his career. “He’s had a lot of ups and downs,” said Scott Miller, a childhood friend of Canada and a high school football coach in Indiana. “It’s been difficult for him many times. It was all about his family, what’s best for his family. A lot of decisions he made were for them. He’s always come out of it. That’s one thing about Matt: Through the tough times, he’s made tough decisions, and the decisions he’s made end up pretty good.” Cornfields and wheat fields Matt Canada often jabs at LSU senior quarterback Danny Etling about Etling’s hometown. “He says it smells bad,” Etling laughed during an interview this week. Etling is from Terre Haute, Indiana, a city of 60,000 about 90 miles west of Indianapolis. Canada is from New Palestine, a southeast suburb of Indianapolis. New Palestine’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is 2,200. “I tell him,” Etling said, “‘we’ve got cows bigger than New Palestine in Terre Haute.’” This is where it all began — in a tiny town in central Indiana. New Palestine, during Canada’s childhood in the 1970s and 1980s, was a farming community of less than 1,000 people. It has blossomed into a suburban spot for those who don’t wish to live in the big city of Indianapolis, some 8-10 miles away. The town is built around its high school. With 1,100 students, New Palestine High’s enrollment is half of the town population (students in Indiana, no matter where they live, can attend any public high school). You don’t have to look far to find reminders of New Palestine’s farming past. “We still have cornfields and wheat fields,” said Marvin Shepler, 77, the former football coach at New Palestine who started the program in 1968 and led it to nearly 200 wins in three decades. Like many boys growing up in this region, Matt wanted to play basketball and then football 65 miles southwest at Indiana. He remains a “big Hoosier,” said his father, Bob Canada, a veterinarian in New Palestine. Matt’s love for football developed early on. At 3 years old, he used to stand inches from the television, helmet on and Nerf football in hand, imitating Indiana native Bob Griese as he played for the Dolphins. Canada played under Shepler. Coaches quickly realized his potential — not necessarily in his arm or legs, Shepler said, but between his ears. He quarterbacked the junior varsity as a ninth-grader, a rarity in those days, and started for the varsity as a junior and senior. “He was way ahead of most of the defenses we played,” said Shepler, who retired from coaching in 2001 and now teaches World History at New Palestine High. “Matt was a real student of the game. He was not the greatest athlete. In his mind, he was. That’s what made him so good.” +5 Marvin Shepler. Indiana Sports Hall of Fame. Matt was a “sponge” for knowledge, said Al Cooper, New Palestine’s athletic director and an assistant coach on Shepler’s staff during Matt’s playing days. “Wasn’t the fastest, didn’t have the best arm, not the most athletic,” Cooper said. “He was successful because he was just smarter.” The Canadas' home, specifically their basement, was a post-game gathering spot on Friday nights for the football team — mostly because of its large TV and pool table, but also because of Matt’s leadership qualities. “He pushed us,” said Scott Miller, childhood friends with Matt since age 8 and one of his receivers in high school. “We wanted to follow him.” New Palestine is abuzz these days with talk of Matt’s new gig in the Southeastern Conference. The local newspaper publishes stories intermittently updating his progress up the coaching ladder. A New Palestine kid advancing so far is something unique. Todd Yoder, an undrafted free agent and former Vanderbilt star who played 10 years in the NFL, is the only other real sports celebrity, Shepler said. Now, they’ve got Matt. “For our school, our community,” Shepler said, “it’s significant.” Bill Mallory remembers it clearly. Then Indiana’s head football, Mallory and his assistants created a football class for general students — a Football 101, per se, geared toward spreading knowledge of the game to those interested. A boy named Matt Canada was indeed interested, and Mallory remembers Canada approaching him after one session. “He said, ‘I’m in the school of business,’” Mallory said. “He said, ‘I want to stay in that, but I want to let you know I have a strong passion to coach football.’” Not long after that, the Hoosiers welcomed a new student assistant to the staff. “He became a gofer, videographer, would run down tape,” Bob Canada explained. “They picked tapes up to scout back then. By the time he was a senior, Mal had let him have the tight ends.” +5 Bill Mallory while coach at Indiana. University of Indiana athletics. Two years as a graduate assistant followed those two-plus years as a student assistant. He sat in on most coaches’ meetings and film room sessions. He watched practices and team workouts. He listened and he learned from coaches on that staff, guys who eventually gave him big-time job offers, guys who had a hand in the offense he now employs. One of those was Joe Novak, the defensive coordinator on that Indiana staff. He gave Canada his first Division I coaching job in 1998 at Northern Illinois and promoted him to offensive coordinator in 2003. That was UNI’s best season in Novak’s 12 years as head coach. The Huskies went 10-2 and beat Alabama. Novak is now retired living on the North Carolina coast while serving on the NCAA Committee on Infractions. He sees elements to Canada’s offense that take him back to those days at Northern Illinois. “I think I probably held him back as I look back,” the run-minded Novak laughed. “He runs our basic running game stuff: inside and outside zone. He dresses it up so much more than we did, the movement and those things. He’s throwing tackle-eligible (passes) now!” Bill Lynch was quarterbacks coach on that Indiana staff. Canada was his graduate assistant. Years later, he gave Canada his biggest breakthrough after the untimely death of Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner, a victim in 2007 of brain cancer. Lynch replaced Hoeppner atop the Hoosiers program and elevated Canada from quarterbacks coach to coordinator. Canada and Hoeppner — “Hep,” they called him — grew close in their two years coaching together in Bloomington. They played golf regularly, in fact. Bob Canada says his son hasn’t regularly returned to golf since Hep's death. “It was a very personal hit to Matt,” Bob said. “Going through Coach Hep passing away … that is probably … the gravity of that,” Canada said in an interview with The Advocate last month. “That was really hard for me.” It was after Hep’s death, that Canada’s offensive scheme expanded, said Lynch, now the head coach at Division III Depauw. Canada met with Mark Speckman, incorporating the fly (jet sweep) into his system. He visited then-Oregon coach Chip Kelly, adding an uptempo element to his offense. He took a visit to Nevada, too, studying how the Wolf Pack used the formation with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He kept Novak’s zone-rushing scheme in his offense and retained Hep’s scheme: a spread system that Hep had so much success with at Miami (Ohio) with a quarterback named Ben Roethlisberger. “We evolved to a tempo offense,” said Lynch, head coach at Indiana from 2007-2010. “I was at fault for maybe slowing it down a little bit, concerned about our defense playing at that tempo, but looking back, I should have let Matt go as fast as he could. That’s when he got into shifting and motions and trading personnel. “It’s a fun offense to watch.” During an interview late last year, Matt Canada referred to an essential package in his offense as the “jet sweep.” Mark Speckman, upon hearing this interview, immediately sent a half-joking text to Canada. The message: No, Matt, it’s not the jet sweep — it’s the fly. “We call it the fly,” Speckman said. “If anybody on my team calls it a jet sweep, I slap them.” Speckman, now the running backs coach at UC Davis, doesn’t claim to be the founder, inventor or architect of the fly. He’s not exactly sure who holds that title, but he believes it originated in Southern California. What Speckman did with the fly is incorporate it into an offensive system, expand upon it and use it more than most. He also traveled the country speaking at various coaching clinics about, one, the fly offense and, two, living life without hands. He wasn’t born with hands. At the end of his nearly full-length arms are nubs. That didn’t stop Speckman from evolving into a guy many believe is one of the more overshadowed offensive innovators in football. Speckman, 61, ran the fly as offensive coordinator in the mid-1990s at Willamette, an NCAA Division III program in Oregon that then played in the NAIA. The offense — and an appearance in the NAIA championship game — helped propel then-Willamette head coach Dan Hawkins to the head gig at Boise State and then later Colorado. Speckman replaced Hawkins, winning 82 games in 14 seasons at the school and breaking program records for rushing by continuously expanding on the fly. He met Canada around that time, in the late 2000s, while Canada was offensive coordinator at Indiana. “He helped me with pass concepts,” Speckman said. “I helped him with the fly offense. We just sat down and shared concepts.” “The fly sweep stuff he did, we don’t do it exactly his way,” Canada said, “but that kind of got it going.” What exactly is the fly offense? In the simplest form, it’s a player, normally a fast one, running in motion behind the line of scrimmage before the snap, usually passing just behind or in front of the quarterback at the snap. The player is an immediate running or receiving option for the QB, a way to stretch the defense horizontally. Canada’s fly package goes deep. It’s a “big, big component” of Canada’s offense, LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said in December. “Where he goes above and beyond is, he sticks with it and has several clever plays off of it,” Speckman said. “You’ve got to have more than a fast guy running around the corner. He’s taken it to another level.” The Warren Tomahawks weren’t any old traveling youth football team. The Tomahawks carried a reputation. Former No. 1 overall draft pick Jeff George played quarterback for the Tomahawks. More than 10 elementary schools fed into the team. On this particular year, they only had room for two quarterbacks. Three participated in tryouts. Dave Scheib cut Matt Canada. “I always tell Matt, I’ve coached 50 years and I’m allowed to make one mistake. Tough thing is, you’re the one mistake,” Scheib said laughing. “I saw him play high school a few years later. I missed the boat. He was like a Bart Starr-type guy.” Scheib and Canada have remained friends through the years. In fact, Scheib plans to attend Canada’s wedding this summer. But the competitive fire that Scheib lit began this crazy journey and served as the first in a long line of adverse situations for this now 45-year-old. You already know about Hep’s death, but Canada never got the chance to live his dream: play college football. He damaged ligaments in his knee late during his senior season at New Palestine in 1989. He played through the injury, hobbling around the field at times. That was nothing new, of course. Canada played at least one game of his junior season having suffered a concussion. New Palestine called the same play 30 times in a row — an off-tackle run — as to avoid getting Canada hit again. The next week during a playoff game — one New Palestine would lose — coaches yanked Canada because of concussion symptoms. “It was in the beginning of the second quarter. We took him out,” Shepler said. “He was not happy.” Matt underwent surgery on his knee the winter after his senior season. Word seeped out about his busted up knee. “The Sunday night recruiting phone calls quit,” Bob Canada said. Bob describes his son’s last decade, professionally and personally, as “very hard, very, very hard.” He was fired twice (Indiana in 2010, NC State in 2015) and was left without a job another time (Wisconsin in 2012). He got divorced, too. “A marriage didn’t hold together,” Bob said. “He did all in his power to get his ex and his children moved to where they’re in the same city where they can be half and half. They followed (him) to Wisconsin and N.C. State. He was with them half a week until the firing at N.C. State.” That was the toughest blow, Canada admits. Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren fired Canada after the 2015 season, a surprising move. He had signed a new three-year contract the year before, and his final unit at N.C. State averaged 33.2 points, the third-highest mark in school history. Canada was hoping to remain there to see his two children through high school. He had even turned down overtures from other places. He was forced to uproot for a new job with Pittsburgh last January, and this time his family didn’t follow. His son, Chris, and daughter, Tori, were too far along at their high schools. Tori is a freshman now at South Carolina, and Chris, a senior in high school, is poised to be the starting quarterback at Fuquay-Varina High in a suburb of Raleigh. For a second straight year, Canada will have to watch his games on the internet and turn to FaceTime for communication. “Not being there is certainly, without a doubt, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through and still is,” he said. “It’s still a real struggle for me.” Matt spent spring break last week with Chris at the beach. They got in some good quality time before he’ll turn his attention back to the Tigers, with spring practice coming to a close Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. His parents, Bob and Ann, will be in the crowd, making their first ever trip to Baton Rouge. They plan to make a few games this season, while also traveling to watch Chris play on Friday nights. Erin will be there, too. Erin Ann Buchanan is a former college softball player from Chicago. She and Matt are scheduled to get married next month in North Carolina. +5 LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada, right, applauds the efforts of LSU running back Nick Brossette (4) during a drill at LSU football's spring practice, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge, La. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK The two met at N.C. State’s bowl game after the 2015 regular season, three days before his surprising firing. “Erin has been around me for just over a year, and she’s been at three schools herself,” Matt laughed. “She’s tied into our profession. Amazing woman and certainly has been a great blessing to me. Really fortunate she’s in my life.” From an athletic background, Erin realizes the pressure on her fiancé. Matt signed a three-year contract with LSU paying him $1.5 million per year. This Saturday night won’t be like the ones this fall. It will only be a preview of sorts, a tease, if you will, to this snazzy new offense. Don’t expect Canada to reveal too much in a meaningless nationally televised spring game. You might see a bit of that fly offense, and some of those talked-about pre-snap shifts. He might even throw in some up-tempo and toss a pass to a left tackle, too. But everyone must wait until the fall to see the highly anticipated scheme from the mind of this Midwesterner. “I have to assume,” said Al Cooper, Canada’s assistant coach during his playing days, “a lot of SEC D-coordinators are a little concerned about what’s going to come out of Baton Rouge offensively this year.
  9. Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn't match hype, like LSU's Malachi Dupre, a challenge for NFL execs By BRETT MARTEL AP sportswriter Apr 21, 2017 - 7:08 pm Receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are prime examples of pro prospects who left high school as five-star recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome perceptions that they never fulfilled their promise in college. For NFL teams, the challenge is figuring out why such players haven't met expectations — and whether they might still flourish as pros. "Everything in scouting is how a guy transfers to the next level," says Chris Landry, a Louisiana-based scouting consultant who has advised NFL teams on prospects for around three decades. "If you're productive at the college level, that's a plus, but it doesn't guarantee you're going to be productive at the NFL level. And we've seen many guys that are not productive at the college level become very productive in the NFL because they're utilized a little differently; the system fits a little better." Rudolph, of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Dupre, of suburban New Orleans, were widely seen by recruiting analysts as the two best receivers in the nation entering college in 2014. Neither have had a 1,000-yard or 10-touchdown season, but both still decided to leave school a year early. There are a variety of reasons why players don't live up to the hype in college. Sometimes, injuries set them back. That was the case with players such as Alabama defensive back Eddie Jackson (reconstructive knee surgery in 2014, broken leg in 2016) and UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes (reconstructive knee surgery in 2015). Sometimes, they lose playing time to teammates who perform better in a particular scheme. Former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is one such example, having spent most of his Volunteers career as a backup after coming in as a five-star prospect who'd been lured away from Southeastern Conference rival Alabama. Receivers Rickey Seals-Jones and Speedy Noil, also from New Orleans, were regarded as recruiting triumphs for Texas A&M when they joined the Aggies. Neither had even a 600-yard season and were outperformed by teammate Josh Reynolds, a junior college transfer who is now projected to be selected ahead of them in the draft, which starts Thursday night. And sometimes the offense doesn't play to their strengths. Dupre, who entered LSU with star running back Leonard Fournette, found himself in an offense that kept the ball on the ground most of the time. Making matters worse, two of the three QBs with which Dupre played wound up benched and transferred. Dupre said "the biggest question mark" on his resume "is the lack of production in the passing game as a whole, not just specifically me." The 6-foot-4 Dupre sees himself in the mold of Saints receiver Michael Thomas, who didn't put up huge numbers at Ohio State and was a mid-second-round draft pick. Thomas wound up being the NFL's most productive rookie receiver in 2016, with 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine TDs. Dupre noted that Thomas was in a run-heavy offense in college that featured Ezekiel Elliott. But when Thomas lined up with New Orleans' Drew Brees, Thomas was "with a great quarterback and an offense that passes the ball the majority of the time, and he was able to show his true talent." NFL draft analyst Phil Savage, who works with the Senior Bowl, ESPN and SiriusXM radio, called Dupre "a skilled athlete," adding, "He's tall enough. He's fast enough." "He's more of a developmental candidate, because he didn't have the major production (at LSU) and they were obviously somewhat limited in the passing game," Savage said. "But he does have the potential." Rudolph finished his Florida State career with better numbers than Dupre, but the Seminoles also passed more. Both receivers are now projected as middle- to late-round picks. "I felt like I was making some great blocks even when I wasn't getting the ball, really being an all-around receiver," Rudolph said. "Honestly, I just realized I have to suck it up because that is how the offense is. It wasn't my time to get the ball. I know when my time comes, I'm supposed to make the plays." Kamara can argue that he made plays when his time came. Backing up Jalen Hurd most of last season, Kamara had 103 carries for 596 yards and nine TDs rushing to go with 40 catches for 392 yards and four TDs receiving. Landry figures the 5-10, 214 Kamara could be the fourth running back drafted, perhaps in the second round. "The guy has some run instincts. He's got size and speed, and that's what gives him a chance," Landry said. "In some cases, players were not developed or coached or utilized well in a (college) system." Kamara doesn't sound bitter about having been a backup, even suggesting that it might have "ended up being a good thing" in terms of helping him maintain better health. "When you're going through it, you kind of want more carries," Kamara said. "But at the end, I think it worked out in my favor."
  10. Matt Canada. But then again, Canada made Nathan Peterman a draft pick after he couldn't win the starting job at Tenn. Oh, the guy he couldn't beat out for the job, is in this years draft also. And will get drafted after Peterman. That guy would be Joshua Dobbs.
  11. Just got a call, invite to the Suites, for the Spring game.
  12. I got one for you, let me know next trip in.
  13. With the Spring Game coming up in a couple days. I want to address a topic. Special Teams. Now so many coaches are on the sidelines, on staff in college now. I've talked with a couple folks who have a worry about a Special Teams coach, or lack thereof. Many times, you have a coach wearing more than one hat. Passing Game Coordinator, Run Game Coordinator, Asst. Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, etc. Some might remember Larry Porter, he was Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams coach. Looks like he had it all. But to add, Mickey Joseph has been a Special Teams Coordinator at two colleges along with WR Coach and Asst. Head Coach RB's Coach Tommie Robinson has been a Special Teams coach 3 years in the NFL, with the Dallas Cowboys. From his Bio: 1998-00 Dallas Cowboys (offensive assistant/wide receivers/special teams). Some could say, it's been a while since Robinson coached Special Teams. But we had a guy calling plays at LSU, for the first time, in a college game, in 18 years. Steve Ensminger. An they set a number of offensive records.
  14. The New Tiger Rag Extra Magazine, I got one at City Cafe in BTR yesterday, had DD on the cover. Very good read, if you get time, pick up one, they are free.
  15. I know, looking ahead, the Tigers return a number of girls for next year, also bringing in a couple more. UOk, not as much, they lose a ton of girl off of this years team. A little Trivia: DD Breaux, this year makes her 40th year in coaching at LSU. Yes she is the Dean of the SEC. But who is the SEC's longest tenured coach, in any Sport? Hint: DD can tie him next year, so she needs to work another couple years, to take over that distinction.