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Signs of normalcy, part two

Trash talking is back, with a vengeance.

That one left a mark.  And deservedly so.

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A man with his finger on the pulse of the offense

This is why they pay Coach O the big bucks.

Think I woulda stuck to a simple “yaw, yaw, yaw, yaw, footbaw”, myself.

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TFW you forget to bring your PR person to SEC Media Days

Of all the answers in the world, this is certainly one of them.

… Late last month, Orgeron was added as a defendant to a Title IX lawsuit claiming he failed to report a rape allegation against former running back Derrius Guice.

When that topic came up, Orgeron said, “That’s something I’m not going to comment on. It’s an ongoing investigation, and I’m not going to comment on any of that. Thanks for asking, though.”

Gosh, I’m sure that will settle things.  Best of luck with that approach in your deposition, fella.

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Thursday morning buffet

A little noshfest from around the world of football:

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PAWWWLLL sez…

Okay, here’s a fun little mental exercise for you.

As is always the case, the expectations in Athens and Baton Rouge will be very high in 2021.

There are plenty of reasons to like both teams to be legitimate contenders not just for their respective SEC divisions but the College Football Playoff but having preseason hype and living up to those massive expectations are two different things.

Taking that into consideration, which coach needs a big season more in 2021, Kirby Smart or Ed Orgeron?

That was a question asked of ESPN host Paul Finebaum on Monday during his latest appearance on Birmingham-based WJOX 94.5 FM radio show The Roundtable.

Without looking at the linked piece, predict the answer and Finebaum’s rationale for it.

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“LSU has appealed Clark’s ruling.”

The rug, she is getting harder to sweep under.

After a nearly five-month battle, an East Baton Rouge Parish District Court judge fined Louisiana State University and ordered the school to give USA TODAY an unredacted copy of a 2016 police report that names former star running back Derrius Guice.

LSU “was unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious in its refusal and delay and the redacted manner in which the documents were produced,” Judge Janice Clark wrote in her Dec. 29 ruling.

Clark further ordered LSU to pay $10,000 for USA TODAY’s attorney fees and an additional $6,200 in civil penalties — $100 for each of the 62 business days between the request date and the trial date, Nov. 23.

Assuming this gets to the messy ending most anticipate, does anyone expect Mark Emmert to step in and hammer the school?  I don’t, but after Penn State, he deserves whatever screaming will come his way about it.

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Hottest thing in town

Somebody’s gonna owe Georgia’s coaching staff a Christmas card this year.

Seriously, that gives you some idea of the length of Coach O’s attention span.  Make sure you get a solid buy out before you sign on the dotted line, Marcus.

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Bo Noes

LSU does something expected since… what, the second half of the first game of the season?

The one-time payment is reportedly around $5.2 million, which is certainly nice work if you can get it.

As the linked article indicates, Pelini isn’t leaving by himself.

More staff changes are expected to come, including the departure of safeties coach Bill Busch and the retirement of defensive line coach Bill Johnson. Cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond, an assistant on staff since 2012, is the only defensive coach remaining on staff.

LSU is also expected to part ways with passing game coordinator Scott Linehan after one season, multiple sources told The Advocate. The 57-year-old Linehan is due the full remainder of his two-year, $800,000 per year contract, a buyout that is approximately $1 million.

All that, and an athletic department looking at taking an $80 million hit this year.  What a country, eh?

The punchline is that Coach O will be picking the replacements.  I mean, what could go wrong?

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It’s early signing day week!

On a scale of one to ten, how much negative recruiting do you think LSU is facing?

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Getting stuck in Red Stick

While we’re on the subject of LSU, this flat out stunned me:

One year removed from an undefeated, national championship season, a team that’s always been able to recruit top level talent in sufficient numbers to be a regular factor in the SEC and national chases over the past 20 years is now that short?  Good grief, Coach O.

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