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MSU News & Notes | Thursday, October 4, 2012

All the headlines from around the world of Mississippi State sports, which today includes basketball commits, more injury losses for Kentucky, Dan Mullen SEC teleconference recap, LSUFreek, and more.

We're back, and News and Notes is back loaded up with everything you need to get started on your Thursday. Also, the reason notes was so short yesterday was NOT because we partied with Flava Flav Tuesday night and stayed out way too late, despite what you may have heard.

It's still a challenge, because these guys throw the ball all over the place. They throw the ball a lot. Their quarterbacks, you got to see the one last week throw the football and throw it pretty well in the game. The (Patrick) Towles kid, I've seen his high school film, and he can really throw it. It's still a big challenge, especially a team that schematically wants to throw the football a lot, and they have talented guys throwing it. Even though they're not experienced, they still have talent. That's what makes it a big challenge for us.

  • Coach Rick Ray added his 2nd commitment to the 2013 recruiting class late Tuesday with the addition of Shelton State CC small forward Travis Daniels. Daniels, a 6'8" 205 lb forward who holds offers from MSU, Western Kentucky, Southern Miss, and Wichita State, is unranked by major recruiting services at this time, but Brad Winton, the national director of scouting for The JUCO Recruiting Report, had some nice things to say about Daniels to the Clarion-Ledger's John Talty, including this:

"He is very skilled around the rim and jumps well for his size," Winton said in an email to The Clarion-Ledger. "He has great hands and moves very well in transition. He is at his best when he has the ball 15 feet and in. He has the ability to take bigger defenders off the dribble and score in traffic."

  • Okay, so if you read this blog, you know that I, along with essentially anyone else who reads SEC related internet sites ever, loves the work of LSUFreek. I can't remember a football season of recent where I didn't anxiously await Freek's take shortly after the weekend had wrapped up. Finally someone in the national media has taken notice, and took some time to get to know LSUFreek, aka Terrence Donnels, the acute care nurse living in the New Orleans area. Really good read, worth checking out for sure.
  • One bottle of whiskey away from being the most LSU groom cake ever:


via Rovell

Have a good one folks! And remember, no matter how bad your day is going, it could always be worse. You could always be Honey Boo Boo's family, or just her.