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Link Gumbo 7/25/16 - The Bregman Era Begins

Your latest LSU news and notes.

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We’ve got some good news with this Gumbo and some less good news. I’m going to start out with the less good, as frankly it’s more pertinent to real life and more important than anything else that follows

Colby Delahoussaye was seriously injured in a car accident that claimed the lives of two other college football players, those being Sam Foltz, who was a punter for Nebraska and Mike Sadler, a punter for Michigan State. The Advocate has more on his injuries and quotes from friends and family - http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_216f3fbc-51d0-11e6-bbe9-e32079f992e8.html

Now the good news. After just over one year in the minor leagues, Alex Bregman’s meteoric rise is complete, as he’s been called up to the Houston Astros. Bregman, to copy a term he loved to use, raked in Double A before moving up to Triple A where he dominated even more for just 18 games before he got the call to move to the bigs. It’s expected he’ll be at 3rd Base or Left Field today when he joins the club today for a 3 game home stand against the Yankees. Monday’s game is at 7pm on Root Sports - http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/17136476/houston-astros-call-top-prospect-alex-bregman

The #SummerOfMiles rolls on and doesn’t seem to have an end in sight. Well, until the season starts at least. LSU picked up another commitment, this time for 2017 blue chip cornerback Kary Vincent - http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2016/07/lsu_gets_commitment_from_4-sta_1.html

Vincent wasn’t the only commitment this weekend, as LSU added ones in the Class of 2017 and Class of 2019. 3-star offensive lineman Seth Stewart joined for 2017 and Kardell Thomas, another offensive lineman - from Southern Lab, joined for 2019 - http://www.teamspeedkills.com/2016/7/23/12264260/lsu-football-recruiting-tigers-2017-seth-stewart-2019-kardell-thomas

Here’s a more general update of all that happened at the camps held during this monster recruiting weekend -http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2016/07/lsu_post-camp_recruiting_noteb.html

Tre’Davious White is now officially the jack-of-all-trades in the LSU defense, as he’s slid into the nickel back position. He won’t just be covering the opposing teams top wide receiver, but doing a lot else on the defense as well. It’s a role he seems to be well suited for - http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_6e5b7098-4f78-11e6-a38d-7fc31cd7f992.html

Les Miles continued his efforts to help rehabilitate Baton Rouge in the wake of first the Alton Sterling shooting and then the shooting of police officers not long after. It started with a profound statement at SEC Media Days, continued with him skipping the ESPN Car Wash immediately after the deaths of the officers occurred and now it’s seen him visit the police department and multiple officers - http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/07/les_miles_visits_police_after.html

After not being offered a scholarship for this season and deciding to leave LSU, despite Les Miles saying he would have been able to help him out had he been given more time, Trent Domingue is taking his talents a little bit West and will kick for Texas this season - http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texaslonghorns/2016/07/24/texas-longhorns-find-kicker-add-2015-lou-groza-award-semifinalisttrent-domingue

An update on the lawsuit from former Golden Band director Roy King - http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/courts/article_536d5d6e-4f5f-11e6-9161-bbf271ced168.html