Hump Day Linkage: Week 4

We are working our way towards our first home SEC matchup against the LSU Tigers this weekend. LSU currently has a 9-game winning streak against us, and we are hoping to break that this week. Coming up soon, we will have a preview of this weekend's game as well as a guest blogger Q/A with the guys over at And The Valley Shook.

But for now, here is some linkage to get you through hump day.

Kyle Veazey has a plethora of articles out today, including a great write-up on Anthony Dixon and the soul searching he went through after his DUI arrest back in July.

"It troubled me for a little while, you know? Because I wanted to be that role model for the players," he said Monday. "And I know that didn't go good with Coach (Dan) Mullen. And I know that wasn't what the other players need to see, the younger players under me. So, I just had to tell myself that I can definitely get through it. That's all I did, you know?

Veazey also has a feature on Leon Berry, the first-year JUCO transfer who is making a statement at the wide receiver and kick return position. Berry knew something was up during his kickoff return for a touchdown top open the game against Vandy.

"It kind of hurt me a little bit because that was the first one I got this year," Berry, an East Mississippi Community College transfer receiver/kick returner, said Tuesday. "I told them after that, 'Man, we just have to execute a little better and we'll try to get one this weekend.' "

He also talks about Maurice Langston at the DB slot during practice this week. Langston was reinstated with the team last week after some legal trouble over the summer, but he didn't make the trip to Nashville.

Down in Baton Rouge, The Daily Reveille has a piece on our love of the cowbell.

LSU Beat has some info on sophomore quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who is off to a shaky but good start under center for the Tigers.

The Advocate says that the LSU defense is improving, but they aren't really dominating yet under first-year coordinator John Chavis. Even though the defense has not allowed a touchdown in 7 quarters of play, they are also ranked 9th in the SEC in total defense, allowing 320 yards per game.

Nola.com has an article on the dynamic duo at wide receiver, Brandon LaFell and Terrance Toliver.

And finally, get the other side's perspective on this weekend's game. And The Valley Shook has a preview of this weekend's game from the LSU point of view. I will have mine up later today or tomorrow, as well as a Q & A session with one of the writers from ATVS.

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