Five Things, 7/8/2013

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

Notes and links to cap a Monday afternoon.

1. Obviously, the biggest news of today would be that Jeremy Hill has been formally charged by East Baton Rouge Parish with simple battery, a misdemeanor. His arraignment is set for Friday. No comment from me on what this might mean for his status with the team, but he is still currently suspended indefinitely.

2. In some more pleasant news, one member of the Tiger offense has been named to the Maxwell Award's watch list (Zach Mettenberger), while three LSU defenders are on the Bednarick Award's early list -- Craig Loston, Lamin Barrow and Anthony Johnson.

3. Good Football Study Hall post on the comeback that the fullback is making in spread offenses, such as Oklahoma's.

4. Good fodder for the comments -- Stewart Mandel ranked the 10 best and 10 worst coaches in college football today. Les Miles came in at a respectable No. 6. I tend to think of these kinds of rankings as dumb in general. Every job is different and has to be worked in its own way, and they don't always translate. Bill Snyder has done an amazing job at Kansas State, but the way he's built that program wouldn't necessarily translate everywhere else. I also favor long-term guys, which is why you wouldn't see Bobby Petrino in my top 10, were I to ever do one. Remember, back around 2006 the mainstream punditry near-unanimously would've ranked Charlie Weis in their top 10 as well.

5. LSU's recent round of baseball draftees are beginning their minor league assignments. And in an awesome piece of news, Chad Jones tossed a scoreless inning for the Arizona Reds last Friday.

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