Trolling the web to bring you the constant variety of LSU-related sports coverage, here are some links to get your work week off to a slow start. You can thank us later:
First, a shameless plug for The Advocate’s LSU page, with the latest words from our Les East, who worked all day Sunday while you watched the Saints lose to the Redskins.
It was a bit surprising to see a smattering of national writers forego games like Georgia at Missouri and Florida at Texas A&M to cover Washington at LSU. Here are links to stories from SI.com’s Andy Staples, The Sporting News’ Matt Hayes and Tim Rohan of the New York Times. Of particular note, Hayes is leading what may be a growing crusade to get LSU to, in his words “throw the damn ball” with Zach Mettenberger at the helm.
For a look at LSU’s 41-3 victory over Washington from the Washington perspective, here’s a link to the Huskies home page on the Seattle Times’ website.
Does LSU still have a shot at the nation’s top recruit, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche? Per NBCSports.com, an upcoming article in ESPN The Magazine says Nkemdiche says he’s going to Clemson, but his mother isn’t happy about the decision. The article lists LSU, Alabama and Georgia, three of the prime suitors for Nkemdiche’s talents.
Eat your heart out, Dale Jr. Check out the paint scheme on the muscle car former LSU and rookie Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne bought for his parents, according to Busted Coverage per SI.com.
And finally, purely for amusement purposes, LSU opens as a 42.5-point favorite over Idaho according to The Latest Line.