Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football and teams. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question.
@DellengerAdv if the BSB juniors stay, couldn't that only improve their draft stock next year? Why is going now the right time?
— Holden Landry (@parabolaus) May 12, 2015
Not necessarily, especially with baseball. If you’re a junior and you have a solid-to-excellent season, you run the risk of dropping in production as a senior. That would lower your draft stock.
Juniors have more bargaining power, too. They can threaten to return to school if a requested dollar figure isn’t met.
These are probably all reasons in which coach Paul Mainieri expects his four juniors to leave – Alex Bregman, Andrew Stevenson, Mark Laird and Chris Chinea.
— Eq4bits (@Eq4bits) May 12, 2015
Below is a great shot from Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk of the play. According to Mainieri, a catcher can block the plate with the ball. The key is he must have possession of the ball while blocking the plate, as the runner slides into home.
While the below photo shows that Scivicque was out, it doesn’t show what happened just before the play – he may have touched home plate before his foot stepped on the catcher’s foot.
— Hilary Scheinuk (@hscheinukphoto) May 10, 2015
@DellengerAdv With all the talk of deflated footballs are there any such rules/regulations in college football?
— Richard C Miller (@RCLSUMiller) May 12, 2015
The rules are exactly the same, actually. The ball must be inflated to the pressure of 12-1/2 to 13-1/2 pounds per square inch and weigh 14 to 15 ounce, according to this report.
@DellengerAdv With so much depth at the wide receiver position, which players do you feel like will grab the starting spots?
— KSingh (@KThaKid) May 14, 2015
It’s pretty obvious that Malachi Dupre leads the pack of LSU receivers. Dupre led several receiver drills during spring practice, always at the front of the line. He seems to be moving into a leadership role for the Tigers.
He looks the part. He’s packed on more than 10 pounds during the off-season, filling out a tall, lanky frame with some muscle.