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Change of plans leads promising LSU pitcher Doug Norman to right where he knew he wanted to be all along | NOLA.com - Despite living smack dab in a college baseball hotbed in South Carolina, attracting interest from South Carolina, North Carolina, NC State, and Clemson, and then committing to Georgia....Doug Norman always knew he wanted to play for LSU. After a meeting with Alan Dunn, that set the wheels in motion that led him to LSU.

SEC Network Alternate channel will be in place on DirecTV Saturday, league office says | AL.com - With many different games set to air on the SEC Network this weekend, many games airing at the same time, an alternate channel is being set-up to air the game that isn't on the main SECN station.

Coach Gossip: Trying to steal signals is just part of being a football coach - SBNation.com - BERT got himself in the news again this past week, after making comments that appeared to hint at Auburn stealing signs, and then saying he meant they knew "how to win" more. Steven Godfrey asked college coaches whether Auburn was doing this, and they said of course they were. It's just part of being a HC.

Quick healer: defensive tackle Quentin Thomas plays at LSU with a torn biceps | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Remember when we all freaked out about Quentin Thomas being out for the year and how bad that would be for LSU's DL? He played a full game.

Freshmen Davon Godchaux and Deondre Clark move up on the LSU depth chart | LSUFootball | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - More on the DL, and this about two freshmen who shined bright on Saturday. Both Davon Godchaux and Deondre Clark are moving up, as there impact helped LSU mightily vs Wisconsin's power run game. But the player who earned himself the big plaudits was Godchaux, including earning a comparison to Glenn Dorsey from Les Miles.

Associated Press poll panelist explains putting LSU No. 1 on his ballot | NOLA.com - Everyone flipped out about an AP poll voter, which describes CFB fans in a nutshell considering the AP Poll matters even less than it did before. The voter - Jon Wilner - explains why he did.

Feinswog: LSU Eats Better - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - No matter where they are, LSU athletes have a place to grab a healthy snack! Neat.

Croke Park lights up as sport and theatre collide - Independent.ie - There was a great crowd on hand for the Penn State-UCF game at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland and quite a few of them were confused natives, who were also intrigued by the spectacle and theatre of it. Also, pretty sure this is the first time we've ever linked to an article published in another country. A fascinating look at college football through the eyes of another culture.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis left with class but Jeremy Hill is a natural replacement - Cincy Jungle - SB Nation's Cincinnati Bengals blog - Cincy Jungle - looks at the departure of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and how Jeremy Hill fits as a replacement.

The Acrostical, Week 1: Nothing ever changes - SBNation.com - Spencer Hall's weekly recap of college football is here to satisfy your wish for more acrosticals!

How the Michigan State-Oregon series has already changed college football - SBNation.com - While Michigan State is traveling to Eugene for the biggest match-up of the college football season so far, The Mothership goes back in time to the days that Nick Saban (yeah, that guy!) was roaming the sidelines in East Lansing.

LSU's fake punt came together nicely with Kendell Beckwith as the star of the show | NOLA.com - LSU fans have been dying for Kendell Beckwith to get on the field, because DJ Welter is the most awful football player in the history of ever. Beckwith didn't get on the field all the time at LB, but he did on a fake punt, and got a crucial 1st Down for LSU.

LSU outfielder Chris Sciambra claims a walk-on spot in football as a kicker | NOLA.com - This was Sciambra's second go around attempting to walk on as a kicker, and he has claimed a spot. What LSU baseball player is next to join the legion of baseball players playing for the football team?

New chance of a lifetime lands Colin Jeter at LSU after walking away from first dream | NOLA.com - After going through personal adversity that cost him one chance at a lifetime dream, Colin Jeter has another.

Former LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton returns to Louisiana this week for game at Southeastern | NOLA.com - Gary Crowton is back in Louisiana. Don't overreact guys.