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Link Gumbo and BYE WEEK OPEN THREAD- 10/31/15

A round-up of LSU news and notes during the bye week.

Dalton Hilliard has no regrets from a standout football life - Football - Tiger Rag with a very cool and interesting feature on Dalton Holliard.

The Measure of the Man - Ross Dellenger of the Advocate breaks down the science of Leonard Fournette.

Fournette Named CBS Midseason Player of the Year - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Leonard Fournette continues to rack up a litany of midseason and halfway point player of the year awards, for what they're worth. Which is not much, to be fair.

How do you monitor Fournette? - Culotta and the Prince had a fascinating interview with Tommy Moffitt on how they help keep No. 7 tuned up. There's a lot of cool stuff here on how training has changed over the years.

The Education of Ben Simmons - Cody Worsham has a fantastic cover story on No. 25 for Tiger Rag's basketball preview. You're going to want to read this.

A Better Game? Sprint Football at Princeton - - Have you ever heard of sprint football? No? Well, go read this longform on just exactly what it is.

Mainieri Takes Flight with Air Force Thunderbirds - - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Paul Mainieri in an Air Force Thunderbird. Go ahead and check it out.

Pop, pop: In search of Kade Scivicque’s replacement, LSU focused on steal attempt throws from its catchers | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - How is LSU attempting to replace Kade Scivicque? They'll start by focusing on the defensive side.

LSU's Colin Jeter plays for a purpose - Great feature on Colin Jeter, and what inspires him to play and who he plays for.

Jacques Talk: New look, new attitude - LSU's Gray leaves his fru - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports - Shifting over to basketball, and a look at Josh Gray before the season begins.

BZZZZZZZZZZ - Speaking of Jacques, he features one of the stars of every LSU football audio interview you've ever heard from weekly beat coverage.

New operating hours for LSU irrigation system help prevent erosion - The Daily Reveille - Tailgaters on the Parade Grounds will be interested to learn about the new drainage and watering system that's keeping the grounds in better shape than ever before.

LSU Basketball Notebook: Faster, deeper Tigers ready for Saturday scrimmage with TCU - Basketball - More nights on basketball, including some on a closed doors scrimmage with TCU that will take place tomorrow.

On Newsstands Friday: ESPN The Magazine’s Special Report on Life for Gay Athletes in a Post-Acceptance World - ESPN MediaZone - Another big national profile of Fournette by Wright Thompson is on newsstands now (and another magazine cover as well)

LSU Water Polo Team posts best season in program history - LSU UREC - LSU Water Polo had it's best season ever.

No slowing down: LSU baseball’s outfield a speedy bunch despite loss of Laird, Stevenson | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Don't expect to see much of a chance from the LSU OF's despite some of the losses. There's still plenty of speed back there.

Jarvis Landry's past is clouded, but his future is bright - - Jarvis Landry piece. You know you want to read it.

SEC announces 2016 football schedules - Check out all the schedules for the 2016 SEC football season.

LSU commitment 'a dream come true' for Pineville catcher Keelyn Johnson | - The baseball commitments continue to roll in.

Ole Miss at Auburn 11:00 am ESPN / WatchESPN
South Carolina at Texas A&M 11:00 am SEC Network / WatchESPN
Syracuse at Florida State 11:00 am ABC / espn3
ESPN GoalLine (12 hour block) 11:00 am ESPNGL / WatchESPN
USC at California 2:00 pm FOX / FS Go Video
Clemson at North Carolina State 2:30 pm ESPN2 / ABCespn3
Florida vs. Georgia 2:30 pm CBS / CBS Video
Maryland at Iowa 2:30 pm ESPN2 / ABCespn3
McNeese State at Abilene Christian 2:30 pm ALT / MASN / ASN (affiliates) / SLC Video
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech 2:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
UT Martin at Arkansas 3:00 pm SEC Network / WatchESPN
Michigan at Minnesota 6:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPNespn3 Skycam
Tulane at Memphis 6:00 pm CBSSN
Vanderbilt at Houston 6:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Tennessee at Kentucky 6:30 pm SEC Network / WatchESPN
Notre Dame at Temple 7:00 pm ABC / espn3
SE Louisiana at Central Arkansas 7:00 pm ESPN Extra / espn3
Air Force at Hawaii 9:30 pm CBSSN
Stanford at Washington State 9:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Arizona at Washington 10:00 pm FS1 / FS Go Video