Link Gumbo 5/9/12 - Coach Miles' Status as an UDFA Disappoints His Son


Miles was in Birmingham to speak to a church group and his comments at the tail end of that speech above have generated some buzz as he came out in favor of Steve Spurrier's "division record" plan to determine SEC Champ Game participants. He also shared what may be the first official bit of trash talk for both of the new SEC teams

As for Texas A&M and Missouri joining the SEC: "I would say strap it up," Miles said. "They're going to really not enjoy their welcoming to this conference."

Jordan Jefferson, after a week at Tampa Bay's rookie minicamp, has been signed to a contract. Meanwhile, he's also being sued by 4 people for the Shady's incident. As far as i've been able to tell, the orignal misdemeanor charge case has yet to be settled, and I don't recall there being 4 "victims" when this was being investigated last fall.

Tiger Sports Digest caught up with QB coach Steve Kragthorpe to see how he's managed his first year dealing with Parkinson's disease.

Have you voted for Austin Nola today?

Raph Rhymes could be the first player in the NCAA in 21 years to end a season batting over .500, so of course our friends in Omaha are writing about it.

After a few years in the Dodgers minor league system, Blake Dean will be returning to LSU to join the team as an undergrad assistant coach while he finishes his degree.

After this weekend's series loss, Ole Miss fans are re-evaluating their expectations. Meanwhile, almost every regional projection out there has moved LSU into the National Top 8 seed column (SEBaseball.com, Perfect Game, ESPN) as the team moved up to the 3/4 spot in the National Rankings and moved up to #5 in the official NCAA RPI ratings, second best in the league behind only Florida. Also, JaCoby Jones was named the SEC Player of the Week and Mouton got a nice write up in the Daily Rev.

Over the weekend, things got a little heated in the Sunday game of the Bama-MSU series, with a controversial call at the end of the game leading to MSU coach Cohen getting a postgame ejection and one game suspension and an altercation between Bama's stadium security and the MSU assistant coaches.

ESPN is trying to figure out what to do to fix Bama baseball and the answers are 1: tear down the stadium and 2: move the team to Georgia.

SEC baseball has come back to some form of normal as South Carolina regains the top spot in the East after a rough start to the season.

Mizzou is already working to build a new fan base for baseball ahead of it's move to the SEC.

LSU has confirmed that Iowa St/Howard College transfer Calvin Godfrey has joined the team.

After earning his Doctorate last week, Shaq had and op-ed piece in USA Today on the importance of finishing high school and college.

College football may be getting a playoff, but it's not like that's going to stop the SEC's dominance.

Big East commish John Marinatto resigned (or was forced out) on Monday, leaving the conference with much instability and a lack of a new TV contract. Not everyone is sad to see him go.

After a few weeks of rumors,A&M AD Bill Byrne is on his way out.

Someone is trying to poach LSU's Chancellor, but he won't say who.

Life is tough for an LSU fan living outside of the state, especially if you're in Memphis.

Finally today, here's a crazy conspiracy theory that says Steve Bartman is responsible for LSU winning the 07 Championship and the overall dominance of SEC football.

After the break, we've got Mo Isom getting interviewed on ESPN,

Mo Isom on ESPN2


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