Another day of practice is in the books for LSU and the Tigers were razor-blade sharp Friday.

The team practiced for the first time in full pads in the morning before enjoying the team’s annual media day festivities.

A couple notes about practice, then a few more about media day.

Practice:

The team was sharp. I think a lot of the sluggish play so far was due to the team not being able to go at it full-bore. But all three units pushed to the maximum today and it was fun to see.

I said it earlier, but LSU’s offensive line against its defensive line is a battle of the titans. Things will seem real simple in game situations when they are not dealing with one another.

If you guys want a breakout player, Richard Dickson has been very sharp and has quite a chemistry with the LSU quarterbacks. Look for him to be a safety blanket, especially early in the season.

Colt David is injured currently. Pray for him to be back soon if you’re an LSU fan. That will be a sore spot on this year’s team if he misses major time.

Media Day:

Everyone on the LSU coaching staff is in love with Charles Scott. He has emerged as one of the major leaders of the team and he will be a big piece to the LSU puzzle this season.

Gary Crowton is a bright, bright man. LSU fans should hope he remains a Tiger for a long, long time. Dude knows what he is talking about.

Peveto is the fire of the co-coordinator group. Mallory has that edge inside his belly, too, but I can see Peveto getting more than just a little excited this season.

Chad Jones is being counted on to be a big-time player this season by everyone involved. Don’t be fooled that he is not a starting safety.

I’ll give you guys more as practices continues and as more sand sinks out of the hour glass as LSU prepares for the season opener.
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The next big story today was the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing China. I really haven’t said anything at all about the Games to this point, so I will give my thoughts on a few of the major storylines as we get closer to the events unfolding.

1. Team USA will win gold in basketball. They will be challenged by a few teams and might even take a loss in the round robin rounds, but they will win gold. They are too determined not to.

2. Michael Phelps will not win 8 golds. I am cheering like heck for him, but I just don’t see it. It will take too much energy. If he does pull it off, the dude is Superman.

3. China will look like fools many times in this Olympics. I just hope their circus they run in their land teaches everyone here how lucky us Americans truly are.

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After 2 days off from our pick’em game, let’s pick things back up where we left off.

Florida:
Aug 30: Hawaii — W 56-10
Sept 6: Miami — W 27-23
Sept 20: @Tennessee — W 34-17
Sept 27: Mississippi — W 44-19
Oct 4: @ Arkansas — W 31-10
Oct 11: LSU — L 24-19
Oct 25: Kentucky — W 41-20
Nov 1: @Georgia — W 35-20
Nov 8: @Vanderbilt –W 34-13
Nov 15: South Carolina — L 27-23 (8-2, 6-2)

Georgia:

Aug 30: Georgia Southern — W 48-0
Sept 6: Central Michigan — W 55-6
Sept 13: @South Carolina — W 31-20
Sept 20: @Zona State — L 41-34
Sept 27: Alabama — W 35-23
Oct 11: Tennessee — W 28-17
Oct 18: Vanderbilt — W 44-14
Oct 25: @LSU — L 20-16
Nov 1: Florida — L 35-20
Nov 8: @Kentucky — W 42-3 (7-3, 5-2)

Kentucky:

Aug 31: @Louisville — L 37-27
Sept 6: Norfolk State — W 31-12
Sept 13: Middle Tennessee — W 37-10
Sept 27: W. Kentucky — W 34-6
Oct 4: @ Alabama — L 24-6
Oct 11: South Carolina — L 34-13
Oct 18: Arkansas — L 24-14
Oct 25: @Florida — L 41-20
Nov 1: @Mississippi State — L 24-16
Nov 8: Georgia — L 42-3 (3-7, 0-6)

South Carolina:
Aug 28: NC State — W 31-13
Sept 4: @Vanderbilt — W 34-13
Sept 13: Georgia — L 31-20
Sept 20: Wofford — W 55-9
Sept 27: UAB — W 41-13
Oct 4: @Ole Miss — W 24-3
Oct 11: @Kentucky — W 34-13
Oct 18: LSU — L 27-14
Nov 1: Tennessee — W 17-14
Nov 8: Arkansas –W 30-17 (8-2, 5-2)

Tennessee:
Sept 1: @UCLA — L 31-28
Sept 13: UAB — W 44-17
Sept 20: Florida — L 34-17
Sept 27: @Auburn — L 20-10
Oct 4: Northern Illinois — W 48-3
Oct 11: @Georgia — L 28-17
Oct 18: Mississippi State –W 17-6
Oct 25: Alabama — W 34-28
Nov 1: @ South Carolina — L 17-14
Nov 8: Wyoming — W 47-14 (5-5, 2-4)

Vanderbilt:
Aug 28: @Miami (OH) — L 23-13
Sept 4: South Carolina — L 34-13
Sept 13: Rice — W 24-13
Sept 20: @Ole Miss — L 16-7
Oct 4: Auburn — L 37-10
Oct 11: @Mississippi State — L 34-9
Oct 18: @Georgia — L 44-14
Oct 25: Duke — W 21-17
Nov 8: Florida — L 34-13
Nov 15: @Kentucky — L 21-10 (2-8, 0-7)

Alabama:
Aug 30: @Clemson — L 33-17
Sept 6: Tulane — W 35-0
Sept 13: W. Kentucky — W 52-7
Sept 20: @Arkansas — W 31-17
Sept 27: @Georgia — L 35-23
Oct 4: Kentucky — W 24-6
Oct 18: Mississippi — W 31-21
Oct 25: @Tennessee — L 34-28
Nov 1: Arkansas State — W 48-6
Nov 8: @ LSU — L 34-27 (6-4, 3-3)

Arkansas:
Aug 30: W. Illinois — W 38-6
Sept 6: @UL-Monroe — L 30-24
Sept 13: @Texas — L 37-14
Sept 20: Alabama — L 31-17
Oct 4: Florida — L 31-10
Oct 11: @Auburn — L 27-12
Oct 18: @Kentucky –W 24-14
Oct 25: Mississippi — W 28-20
Nov 1: Tulsa — W 28-9
Nov 8: @South Carolina — L 30-17 (4-6, 2-4)

Auburn:

Aug 30: UL-Monroe — W 44-10
Sept 6: Southern Miss — W 41-9
Sept 13: @Miss State — L 24-20
Sept 20: LSU — W 13-3
Sept 27: Tennessee — W 20-10
Oct 4: @Vanderbilt — W 37-10
Oct 11: Arkansas — W 27-12
Oct 23: @West Virginia — L 44-30
Nov 1: @Mississippi — W 21-17
Nov 8: Tennessee-Martin — W 51-0 (8-2, 5-1)

LSU:

Aug 30: Appalachian State — W 44-17
Sept 6: Troy — W 49-13
Sept 13: North Texas — W 55-3
Sept 20: @Auburn — L 13-3
Sept 27: Mississippi State — W 21-17
Oct 11: @Florida — W 24-19
Oct 18: @South Carolina –W 27-14
Oct 25: Georgia –W 20-16
Nov 1: Tulane — W 41-0
Nov 8: Alabama — W 34-27 (9-1, 5-1)

Ole Miss:
Aug 30: Memphis –W 21-16
Sept 6: @Wake Forest — L 24-14
Sept 13: Samford — W 48-6
Sept 20: Vanderbilt — W 16-7
Sept 27: @Florida — L 44-19
Oct 4: South Carolina — L 24-3
Oct 18: @Alabama — L 31-21
Oct 25: @Arkansas — L 28-20
Nov 1: Auburn — L 21-17
Nov 15: UL-Monroe — W 21-13 (4-6, 1-5)

Mississippi State:
Aug 30: @La Tech — W 34-14
Sept 6: SE Louisiana — W 52-3
Sept 13: Auburn — W 24-20
Sept 20: @Georgia Tech — L 28-14
Sept 27: @ LSU — L 21-17
Oct 11: Vanderbilt — W 34-9 (4-2, 2-1)
Oct 18: @Tennessee — L 17-6 (4-3, 2-2)
Oct 25: Middle Tennessee — W 44-10 (5-3, 2-2)
Nov 1: Kentucky — W 24-16 (6-3, 3-2)
Nov 15: @Alabama — L 38-14 (6-4, 3-3)

Okie dokie. Sorry about the little delay in the game. We’ll keep it up tomorrow.
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Top 10:

The Top 10 list is also winding down just in time for you guy’s fantasy football drafts and today, I will give you my No. 5 player. He is close to home and is probably the most underrated player in the NFL, but this dude just keeps getting it done.

No. 5 NFL player: Drew Brees

Brees is not 6’5 with a 245 frame of solid muscle. He can not chunk the rock 65 yards and hit a receiver on stride. But with a iron work ethic and a working-man’s mentality, Brees has made himself into one of the NFL’s best.

Brees began his career with the Chargers before singing a mega-deal with the Saints prior to the Katrina season.


In his two seasons with the team, he has been incredible, tossing 54 touchdown passes to 29 interceptions.

With a healthy roster this season, the NFL’s biggest underdog may have the NFL’s biggest season.

No. 4 tomorrow.
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Headlines:

Holmes leads PGA by 1 going to weekend – I can not analyze or break down this as I have not been home and have not watched the action, but I can say I do not expect Holmes to win this title. Too many sharks nipping at his heels.

Fins sign Pennington – Pennington can play, but just not well enough to make the Dolphins relevant.

Hawks match Grizzlies offer sheet for Smith – For a team that nearly upset the Celtics, the Hawks have done very little this offseason to shore up their roster. That’s a pity.

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YouTube Video of the Day:

8? I don’t think so, but I’ve been wrong before.

That’s all for me.
Have a blessed weekend!

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