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Link Gumbo - 4/3/14

The latest headlines surrounding LSU and the sports world at large.

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Anthony Jennings, Brandon Harris going through growing pains | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Perhaps an unsurprising development, but Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris are both experiencing "growing pains" as they compete for the starting QB job.

LSU’s Les Miles on recruiting middle schoolers | College recruiting blog - One of the more hotly debated topics over the last few years, recruiting middle schoolers, is addressed by Les Miles.

Explaining what the Northwestern college football union decision means - - The most hotly debated topic in the college football world RIGHT NOW, is talked about by the mothership. Check it out.

T.C. McCartney, former Fairview QB, to join Browns as an assistant - Former LSU reserve QB T.C. McCartney is joining the Cleveland Browns as an assistant.

SPRING CAMP REPORT: Tigers work on up-tempo offense - Football - LSU's offense is going a little more up-tempo. Nick Saban is sure to be happy.

New Riddell SpeedFlex football helmet pits technology vs. concussions - - Another must read piece from the mothership, discussing Riddell's latest football helmets.

Accelerometers give LSU football a look inside the impact of practice | Sports | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Very interesting piece about a device LSU is using, an accelerometer, which can detect who's taking the "brunt of the blows" in training.

Vanderbilt consults lawyers on player unionization - - Shouldn't Vandy have their own lawyers already in school? Anyhow, more inside.

LSU Announces Home-and-Home with UCLA, Arizona St. - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - I'm sure we've all heard it by now, but the official announcement from LSU about the H&M's scheduled with PAC-12 opponents UCLA and Arizona State. That means we're playing in the Rose Bowl. In 2012, but still. The Rose Bowl.

How Verge Ausberry, LSU approach modern-day football schedules | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
An interview with Verge Ausberry, LSU’s associate athletic director who has handled football scheduling for many years. They cover topics such as why LSU schedules like it does and what are the motivations behind the neutral site games. (Hint: $$)

LSU Students Invited to Annual 'Appreciation Day' - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Appreciation! Appreciation! Anyway, tomorrow at the Cholly Mac Practice Facility, Les Miles has invited the student body to attend practice.

LSU cornerback Kavahra Holmes leaving program - Sports - There's been a few transfers so far, and here's another. Kavahra Holmes is leaving LSU.

Senior defensive end Jordan Allen transferring from LSU -
Senior DE Jordan Allen is also seeking a transfer, and LSU granted him permission to talk to other teams that aren't in the SEC or on LSU's upcoming OOC. Allen already has an undergraduate degree from LSU and will be eligible to play immediately wherever he goes.

Document details effort for autonomy among power conferences - - CBS has obtained a document on rules the power conferences are seeking to change or amend.

LSU’s Melvin Jones is catching on at fullback | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - He came as a LB, and now he's catching on as a FB. Neat!

No time to panic, Paul Mainieri and his Tigers say | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA - Paul Manieri and the LSU baseball team have stressed caution and there's no need to panic. We are in early April Poseur said, our offense sucks right now. Let's hope for them to show the potential they have.