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Tons of news and notes for you to scroll through today.

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Documents break down buyout details as John Chavis planned to leave LSU for Texas A&M | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - This is from a bit back, but here's something explaining the whole John Chavis buyout situation and how it can be resolved. A&M still hasn't officially announced Chavis as DC.

LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele's contract - lsureveille.com: The Daily Reveille - From John Chavis to his replacement as DC, Kevin Steele. Here's the details on Steele's contract.

Ed Orgeron to get two-year, $450,000 contract, four other assistants to get extensions - lsureveille.com: The Daily Reveille - More coaching salaries and contracts. Frank Wilson, Corey Raymond, and Steve Ensminger all received extensions. Adam Henry was going too as well....but he's off to the 49ers

LSU AD Joe Alleva on football hires, Haley's job title, men's hoops - Tiger Tracks - Joe Alleva did a radio interview with Culotta and the Prince on 104.5 ESPN and addressed a few topics. He was disappointed in the basketball losses to Miss State and Auburn - as all fans were. He says Brick Haley's official title is "administrative intern" but that could change and that he didn't have a major input on the DC search, but did talk with Les Miles about Ed Orgeron.

LSU to make nearly $9 million on neutral site games against BYU, Miami | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Even though almost all of us hate it....LSU is making a lot of $$ off of these neutral site games.

Feinswog: Lady Tigers' Boykin 'A Walking Miracle' - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - Great story on LSU Women's Basketball's Sheila Boykin. A must read.

Ranaudo adjusting to new life with Rangers | FOX Sports - After a handful of starts with the Red Sox towards the end of last season, Anthony Ranaudo is now a Ranger and is adjusting to the new location.

Odell Beckham Jr. throws down genuinely cool dunk, does the LeBron James dance - SBNation.com - OBJ just doing his thing.

College football rules face looming technology question - CBSSports.com - Piece on more of the technology coming into the college game.

LSU baseball: Kramer Robertson nails down starting job at 2B and intends to keep it | NOLA.com - Kramer Robertson showed spurts of success last year and looks to lock down the 2B job this year.

LSU baseball: Kade Scivicque leads the way at catcher, but Mike Papierski is the future | NOLA.com - Kade Scivicque is the guy at Catcher right now, but it'll be hard to keep Mike Papierski off the field.

LSU OC Cam Cameron: QBs will be 'markedly improved,' focused on leadership and decision making - Tiger Tracks - You've been asking for Cam Cameron to speak to the media. Here you are.

Something different: Pitcher Collin Strall gives LSU baseball first sidearm slinger in 10 years | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Submariner!

LSU freshman Greg Deichmann to miss first portion of season - Line Drives - Disappointing news for star freshman Greg Deichmann.

New coach Andy Cannizaro hoping to improve LSU’s base-stealing ways | LSU | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana - One of the complaints about Javi Sanchez was LSU's baserunning woes. Andy Cannizzaro is looking to improve that.

The Top 301 Teams of 2015 " College Baseball Today - Everybody loves rankings. Here's a big one.

Baseball notebook: Now healthy, Jesse Stallings is being groomed as LSU's potential closer - LSU Baseball - One of the big questions of the offseason was who would be LSU's closer. Jesse Stallings is a big candidate.

LSU will go with Jared Poche, Alex Lange and Jake Godfrey in weekend rotation | NOLA.com
Mainieri has locked in the rotation for this weekend vs Kansas.

ENGSTER: Albert Belle, man of mystery and mastery - LSU Baseball - Cool feature on Albert Belle.

Feinswog: Bring on Kentucky - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics - I don't think LSU holds a chance tomorrow. But what do I know?