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Link Gumbo - 7/8/2016

Some news and notes for the weekend.

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It’s been a rough week in this country, so maybe we can distract ourselves with a little LSU news. On behalf of all the ATVS staff, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of everybody involved with tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota and of course, right here in Baton Rouge.

Jeremy Hill did a turn on Sportscenter yesterday, where he discussed LSU, Les Miles and how much he’s enjoyed watching Leonard Fournette:

In other football news, more watch lists have come out, with Ethan Pocic making the Rimington Watch List — after all, he is a living, breathing center — and Trent Domingue making the Groza list. Again, if you are a returning player for a Power-5 team, some list wants to watch you.

The Opening is ongoing, and Bud and the SB Nation recruiting team have all the info on the participants that you need right here. LSU commit Myles Brennan has been in the news quite a bit from competing in the Elite 11 finals out there — the Biloxi Sun-Herald has a really good feature on him playing for his recently deceased grandmother, and he’s definitely drawing a lot of praise from Trent Dilfer. You can also watch him in this video, towards the very end.

In other QB recruiting news, Sophomore QB Jarret Stidham will be leaving Baylor, and you can expect any number of schools to pursue the former blue-chipper, who threw 12 touchdowns against 2 picks as a freshman in relief of Seth Russell. Word is, LSU wll be one of those schools. Stidham has four years to play three in terms of remaining eligibility, so the question becomes whether he’ll do a straight transfer and sit out a year, or spend a year at a junior college.

In other football news, CBS Sports’ Dane Bugler has this breakdown of how Kendell Beckwith might fit into the new defense.

Khalil Garland considering LSU — Top-100 2017 recruit is looking at LSU after the Tigers hired Robert Kirby away from Memphis when Josh Pastner left.

Ross Dellenger has reported that there may be some depositions soon in the John Chavis lawsuit...that won’t be awkward this time of year.

The Advocate has a breakdown of Les Miles’ outside income here, and an update on a couple of Tigers at the Olympic trials. There’s also the latest on Tulane’s baseball opening, for which LSU assistant (and former Green Wave legend) Andy Cannizaro is definitely a candidate. Cannizaro interviewed earlier this week along with SLU’s Matt Riser and Vanderbilt assistant Travis Jewett.

In other media news, I appeared on The Southeasterner podcast to preview the 2016 Tigers with Charlie Burris of Fox Sports Knoxville. Charlie’s good people and it’s definitely worth a listen.