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Herbie gives LSU plenty of love, Early gets his props, more #2 votes for Tigers

The Herbies are out, and in addition to once again proving the SEC's dominance in an area (hottest girls, 8 of of Herbie's top 10!), Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey made his "best" lists at their respective positions. Meanwhile, Herbie slots Early Doucet as the #2 wideout in the country, behind only DeSean Jackson. Let's hope he can live up to these high expectations. Randy Rosetta has an in depth piece about Early up today on the Advocate. Interesting comments from Glen Davis on Early's basketball skill; clearly those hops have carried over well onto the gridiron.

The preseason blogpoll is up and LSU comes in at #2, garnering two first place votes.

I somehow missed SEC preview week over at SMQ. First, check out his comparison of SEC coach records and salaries, and of course his SEC West preview, in which he anoints us division champs while proclaiming our defense "the most dominant unit in the country." We'll take it.

PS - SMQ is better reading than anything you'll find on ESPN, or anywhere else for that matter. I highly suggest you bookmark it for thoughtful college football discussion.

Finally, in case you missed it, you'll all be thrilled to know that by virtue of our opener being on a Thursday, Dandy Don will be able to take a much needed fishin' trip. Meanwhile, he had a pretty nifty comment yesterday that I think deserves to be read by all Tiger fans:

While most Tiger fans believe that the game against Mississippi State is going to be like taking candy from a baby, that might not be the case if you take a look at the way MSU finished the 2006 season. The last five games of last season MSU lost 27-24 at Georgia, lost 34-31 to Kentucky, defeated Alabama 24-16 at Alabama (in my opinion the lost to MSU is what cost Mike Shula his job at Alabama), lost to Arkansas 28-14, and lost at Ole Miss 20-17. LSU played four of these same five teams and defeated Kentucky 49-0, defeated Ole Miss 23-20 in overtime, defeated Alabama 28-14 and Arkansas 31-26.

Hmm, perhaps we underestimate the sneakiness.