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Five Things, 1/15

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1. Concussions get a lot of attention when it comes to the NFL and safety, and with good reason. But the perils of the football life go far behind that. Take a look at this piece by the Miami Herald's Dan LeBatard on what Jason Taylor put his body through to play the game.

2. The Mothership's Bill Connelly ranked the top 100 games of the 2012 season, with the 100 broken in to four parts. Not surprising, LSU checked in a couple of times, with the heartbreaker versus Bama taking the No. 7 spot. LSU's games versus Ole Miss, South Carolina and Florida all made the list, along with the Peach Bowl.

3. In non-mainstream sports news, the LSU Gymnastics team pulled a nice upset last Friday, topping the No. 3 Florida Gators, 196.875-196.575. My wife happens to really enjoy gymnastics, so we've took in a couple of the meets, and it's a nice way to spend an hour or so on a Friday night and support LSU. Tickets are cheap, and between the rotations and the Bengal Brass, there's pretty steady action if you have young kids to entertain.

4. Still nothing reported on the LSU offensive coordinator front yet, which is no surprise. There are still some staffs being assembled in the NFL -- and the Cowboys appear as though they will have a fairly new staff, even if Jason Garrett keeps the head coach title. Again, I'm not so sure there will be any staff movement on LSU's end anyway, but if there will be any before signing day, it would either involve a call up to the pro ranks, or the call of another coach creating an opening somewhere in the collegiate ones.

5. I'm sure everybody heard, but Trindon Holliday did his damndest to save the Denver Broncos from another Peyton Manning playoff choke, but he couldn't quite do enough. Here's a quick shot of his 104-yard kickoff return touchdown. You might spot No. 40 Jacob Hester making the initial block to give teammate a seam.