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Link Gumbo - 12/16/14

Links on Les Miles and Michigan, the draft and honors for LSU players.

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Les Miles says (off the record) he's not going to Michigan - Unsurprisingly Les Miles has confirmed he won't be taking the Michigan job. It being off the record doesn't change anythings IMO, as I doubt he would want to make it seem as if Michigan was not a very desirable job.

LSU LT La’el Collins highlights team awards distributed at annual banquet | Tiger Tracks - A fully deserved Team MVP award for La'el Collins who came back for his Senior year and put together a superb season. He was the best player in the most pivotal position group for this LSU offense and it was hard to go wrong with him for the award.

LSU FB Connor Neighbors accepts Senior Bowl invite | Tiger Tracks - Let's hope BONESAW can impress and perhaps draw some attention from NFL teams. Neat fact: Connor Neighbors is a 3rd generation participant in the game, his father and grandfather having played in it.

LSU coach Les Miles talks non-Michigan subjects: QB competition going strong; meetings begin with draft-eligible players - Here's some quotes from Miles on the QB competition and the process of players potentially going to the NFL or staying.

La'el Collins named to multiple All American teams - More awards for La'el Collins, as he picks up Second Team All-American nods from the AP, USA Today and SI.

Jamal Adams named to ESPN Freshman All American team - Jamal Adams has been named in the Safety position on ESPN's Freshman All-American team. Wouldn't be surprised to see him make the overall AA teams next year.

Early 2015 SEC Heisman Trophy candidates - SEC Blog - ESPN - Leonard Fournette is on this list, as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate from the SEC.

Les Miles on something other than Michigan: the LSU quarterbacks and a look to next year | Tiger Tracks - Kwon Alexander, Danielle Hunter, Vadal Alexander, Jalen Collins and Jerald Hawkins have requested grades from the NFL's Advisory Committee on early entrees into the league, and LSU has requested for more. Who these are for is unknown.

LSU coach Johnny Jones updates the status of injured guards Josh Gray and Tim Quarterman - Basketball
Both were injured in the game against Sam Houston. Sounds like Quarterman will be fine, while Gray may miss the UAB game.

Heart, soul, and the Bayou Classic: A city and a rivalry worth loving - - One non LSU link. A great article on the Bayou Classic.