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It's not A&M week yet, but you may want to check out I Am The 12th Man. (Remember when we were offering them a seat at the table? I swear the preseason feels like years ago)

Here are your AP and Coach's All-SEC Teams




K - u-Josh Jasper, LSU, 5-11, 171, Sr.


T - u-Drake Nevis, LSU, 6-2, 285, Sr.

LB - Kelvin Sheppard, LSU, 6-3, 240, Sr.

CB - u-Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.



L - Joseph Barksdale, LSU, 6-6, 318, Sr.

RB - Stevan Ridley, LSU, 6-0, 226, Jr.

All-Purpose - Patrick Peterson, LSU, 6-1, 222, Jr.


CB - Morris Claiborne, LSU, 6-0, 177, So.





RB Stevan Ridley LSU 6-0 226 Jr. Natchez, Miss.


DL Drake Nevis LSU 6-2 285 Sr. Marrero, La.

LB Kelvin Sheppard LSU 6-3 240 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga.

DB Patrick Peterson LSU (CB) 6-1 222 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.

Special Teams

RS Patrick Peterson LSU 6-1 222 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.



OL Joseph Barksdale LSU (T) 6-6 318 Sr. Detroit, Mich.


DB Morris Claiborne LSU (CB) 6-0 177 So. Shreveport, La.

Special Teams

PK Josh Jasper LSU 5-11 171 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.


Patrick Peterson is on the awards circuit this week. He did not win the Nagurski on Monday night (it went to Clemson's Da'Quan Bowers ) but he is still in the running for the Thorpe and Bednarik awards (part of the big ESPN awards show on Thursday Night) and the Lott Trophy on Sunday.

Meanwhile, A&M's Von Miller has won the Butkus Award for nation's best Linebacker.

Jerry Stovall was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York last night.

The final BCS rankings before the end of the season have LSU at #10.....or do they? Either way, it doesn't matter much. There's also this great graph of the coach's poll final ballots from USA Today. Try not to get too mad at some of those Graduate Assistant's work.

ESPN's short summary of our season says the same thing everyone else is saying: It's amazing we won that many games with that offense.

A recruiting season is not won or lost on one player, and it certainly doesn't stop for you to have a victory party. While we were all celebrating the Mettenberger pick-up, top rated RB recruit (and BR native) Jeremy Hill backed out of a long standing verbal commit to LSU shortly after taking a campus visit to Bama. He's not ruling LSU out of the running, but it's not a good sign when a local kid who's been a verbal since 2009 decides to start shopping again. Here's a quick summary of how we and the rest of the SEC are doing so far in the second season.

This is a great in-depth piece on the folks responsible for the care of Mike VI.

"The biggest name in college football you’ve never heard of" Well of course that's Tommy Moffit.

Big Herman got signed by the Bears yesterday, currently weighing in at 360 pounds. rates the best and worst of the announcer line-up for the bowls (note that ATVS favorite Ron Franklin is covering the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve shut-in specials, along with the Fiesta Bowl) The Cotton Bowl, run by Fox, has not made an announcement on this matter, but Pat Summerall has been calling it since 2007 and I see no reason to think he wont continue this year. There is also a list of the bowl swag, but the Cotton doesn't release that either.

Here's a well thought out summary of where the last few realignment moves have left us, from Illini blog Frank The Tank.

Pour one out for your homie, The Wannstache is no more at Pitt.

A few college baseball notes here in December. The 20 second pitch clock (which will be enforced throughout all of D-1 baseball) will be kept by base umps during the CWS. And while Cal's decision to cut it's more than a century old baseball program is shocking, it's more indicative of the problems facing the California state schools than any overarching money problems with the sport itself.

A mention here for one of our professional counterparts: The New Orleans Hornets, after multiple years of being unprofitable, are now owned outright by the NBA, who intends to find a new owner. Our friends at At The Hive aren't panicking yet, but the point remains: the best way to support the team is to get yourself and your friends to some games.

Forget the campus budget problems for a minute, this is just despicable.

We are still in the middle of the exam break (WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?! GO STUDY!) LSU returns to action with a Men's Basketball game v Central Michigan on Saturday.