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Link Gumbo - 10/18/14

News and notes related to LSU and college football from the past week


Arkansas Unveils 1964 Throwback Uniforms To Wear vs Alabama - Arkansas Fight - These were really, really nice and I think Arky should wear some variation of it once annually. Terrific unis.

College Football Playoff: Mock selection raises issues committee will face - College Football - - A mock selection committee looked over and selected 4 playoff teams, a Top 25, and all that good stuff using data from the 2008 CFB season. Andy Staples reported on many of the issues the actual CFP committee will face this year.

A year later, LSU's Jake Fraley doesn't have to worry about wrestling with confidence | - After a turbulent start to college life where he struggled with homesickness, confidence, and other issues, Jake Fraley rebounded to bat .350 for LSU in conference play as a freshman. Now entering his sophomore season, Fraley has boatloads of what he was lacking this time last year - confidence.

Ex-LSU player, Country Day star Matt Derenbecker dealt with silent pain of bipolar disorder for years | - As you all remember, former LSU basketball player Matt Derenbecker died just over 10 weeks ago, taking his own life. This article - a very good one - details issues with mood swings and bipolar disorder that Derenbecker had over the last 3-4 years of his life.

Four Tigers trying to catch on behind the plate | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - With the lack of a clear starter behind the plate last year, which has carried over into fall ball, freshman Mike Papierski and Bryce Jordan have thrown their hats into the discussion as to who will get the majority of starts at Catcher.

A Report from Florida-LSU - Team Speed Kills - The always excellent Year2 at Team Speed Kills reflects on LSU-Florida from a personal perspective. Check it out.

Rediscovering his offense has rekindled LSU 2B Kramer Robertson's confidence | - More articles on LSU baseball players and confidence. After losing his way at the plate during stretches of his freshman season, a successful stint in the Cape Cod Summer League (batting .355) has left him much more confident heading into 2015, where he likely will be the starter at 2B.

LSU safety Jalen Mills pleads not guilty - Louisiana State - Scout - This story kind've floated away a bit with not many developments over the last month or so and football season starting, but some important news here. Jalen Mills' attorney entered a not guilty plea for him at his arraignment this past Tuesday, on the charges of simple battery. Mills was reportedly not present. Next court date is January 27th, where two teams of attorneys will update the facts of the case.

Yeah, this is going to drag on awhile.

MULE': Les and Mac are similar in more than just wins - Football - Both hold the big comparison of being the only LSU football coaches to reach 100 wins, but Marty Mule at Tiger Rag examines more comparisons between Les Miles and Charles McClendon.

LSU guard Josh Gray lands in Baton Rouge after winding journey - The Daily Reveille - LSU guard Josh Gray has been in a different city every year since his sophomore year in H.S. He's a Junior. He's hoping for some much needed stability for himself, and the coaching staff.

Bruce, Keith Hornsby share more than a name - Louisiana State - Scout - More from Tiger Sports Digest, this on the relationship between LSU basketball player Keith Hornsby, and his very famous dad Bruce.

LSU Recruiting Visitor List: Kentucky - Louisiana State - Scout - Big recruiting visit day for LSU on Saturday.

2014 SEC Football Legends Class - LSU has nominated Doug Moreau for the 2014 SEC Football legends class. Some other notable names were nominated as well.

In celebration of Les Miles' 100th win at LSU, Tiger TV produced this very nice tribute: