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Link Gumbo: 8/16/2017

17 more days.

NCAA Football: SEC Media Days Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been quite a week for LSU, with quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. transferring out with football season approaching quickly as ever.

Speaking of that, we’re officially only 17 days away from the season opener vs. BYU as of today. Of course, former Tiger Jacob Hester had to do a little something with the number 18 yesterday, though.

There’s a lot of question marks, but also a lot of exciting possibilities to look forward this year on the field. One of these will be running back Derrius Guice’s run for the Heisman Trophy.

Will he become the second Tiger to pull it off?

Meanwhile, Dave Aranda’s defense is celebrating adding a few more “monsters.” Danny Etling is offering some perspective on his scrimmage numbers, and the Tiger offensive line appears to be back to it’s relative full strength.

We may still be waiting on football, but things like Men’s Golf are already well underway. Tuesday, LSU reported three Tigers had qualified for U.S. Amateur Match Play.

Volleyball season is also upon us, with the Purple-Gold scrimmage scheduled for Aug, 19th at the Maravich Center. You can view the full schedule here.

Annual Fan Day has been moved from Fall to Spring for this season and for the foreseeable future. According to the school, the move was made in the fans and student-athletes’ best interest.

Also in the interest of dedicated fans, Nike has included LSU in their recently dropped “Week Zero” shoe collection. The new kicks are available in both men and women’s styles.

We may be closing in on the season of fall, but it’s not time to forget about summer just yet. Or the sports that are associated with it.

Our Tigers have been particularly phenomenal in summer baseball, which has continued to grow as a program at places like LSU.

Les Miles won’t be coaching anywhere in the 2017 season, but you’ll see him soon enough. After teasing that he’d found a TV home, ESPN announced that Les Miles will have a semi-regular analyst role on their various networks, starting with ESPN’s special live Coaches Film Room simulcast of the Ohio St-Indiana Thursday night season opener, followed by working the desk on SEC Nation the morning of the Florida-Michigan game. The Miles family life post-LSU was also detailed in a recent profile that was very well done by Bleacher Report.

Les Miles has also become active on twitter again, which is going exactly how you think it would.

Looking forward to the end of 2017, the Tiger 10k will be held on Dec. 3 with the finish line inside of Tiger Stadium this year, and it’s certainly something to consider attending if that’s your thing.

You know, up your alley in Death Valley. I’ll see myself out.