Link Gumbo - 7/8/14

Chris Graythen

A round-up of the latest news in the world of LSU.

LSU walk on receiver and active duty Marine Luke Boyd promoted to Staff Sergeant - Football - A great story here. Active duty Marine Luke Boyd has been promoted to Staff Sergeant. He is also a walk-on receiver with the LSU football team. He's currently earning his education at LSU as part of the MECEP - the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Educational Program. He also hopes to take the field for LSU this fall.

LEGENDS: LSU had a humble matinee idol in Tommy Hodson - Football - I linked a few of these in my last Gumbo, but this Legends piece from Tiger Rag is about former LSU QB Tommy Hodson, he of the Earthquake game fame and much more.

Omaha Eight: Picking the 2015 field | Perfect Game USA - Perfect Game has released it's "Omaha Eight" for 2015. 4 of the teams - Virginia, Texas, TCU, and defending national champion Vandy - played in Omaha this past spring, and LSU is also listed.

LEGENDS: 1933 LSU track team overcame all odds to become champions - LSU Baseball - Another Tiger Rag Legend piece, this discusses the 1933 LSU track team, who won the National Championship in its first ever meet.

Quarterback Danny Cameron, son of LSU's Cam Cameron, to sign with Indiana for 2014 class | NOLA.com - LSU OC Cam Cameron's son Danny has signed to play for Indiana.

LEGENDS: Lolo Jones just wants to run, no matter what the weather is like - LSU Baseball - Lolo! An LSU legend in her own right, she's done quite a few memorable feats, but she's not done yet.

LSU freshman Jalyn Patterson brings success, work ethic to Baton Rouge | NOLA.com - Piece on incoming LSU freshman Jalyn Patterson, and all that he brings to LSU despite being just that - a freshman.

LEGENDS: Michael Papajohn went from center field to the silver screen - LSU Baseball - Another Legends piece on multi-talented former LSU stars. This one on Michael Papajohn, who's transitioned from CF on LSU's 1986 CWS team, to the big screen.

LEGENDS: Charles Williamson always kept his eyes on the prize - Football - Another article on a LSU athlete who made the transition to another field, this talks about Charles Williamson, at one point a tight end on the LSU football team, who left to go to medical school and is now an eye doctor.

How Many Officials Does It Take For a College Game? - Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating,  asks how many officials should it take to referee a CFB game.

Tyrann Mathieu replies to Twitter comment about Josh Gordon with serious answer | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports - Josh Gordon was recently arrested for DWI, not that far removed from a year-long suspension for a failed marijuana test. After a tweet was sent out that said "Josh Gordon needs to start hanging out with Tyrann Mathieu" (Mathieu's username was tagged), Tyrann responded "oh no, I am still in recovery myself".

We all know how serious Mathieu can be with issues like this on Twitter and it was a very mature answer and good to see him recognize the steps he must keep making on his road to recovery.

Oh, and Deion Sanders made a really stupid response to that. Why? I have no idea.

LSU’s Paul Mainieri encouraged by signing developments | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - The news is looking good for LSU baseball's recruiting class, who still have until July 17th to decide on their MLB offers.

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