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Before you get in your obligatory half hour of zoning out at your desk, take a short stroll through some of the MSU-related and maybe-not-so-MSU-related miscellany that the internet has to offer today.

Morning Linkage

Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle - Watch or read about Mullen's press conference in anticipation of the Trojan invaders. You know, the seduction of gods, betrayal, avarice, hollow wooden donkeys, all that crap. Oh, and he talks about the A&M game, player injuries, Malik Dear's awesomeness, the crapitude of the running game, and the enigma that is our defense.

Come, Friend, you too must die - Gotta get you some Dak in today, right? Prescott talks about a number of things, including his interception-free streak, the defense's renewed emphasis on getting turnovers, and the glory of being at home for most of the rest of the season.

Generations of men are like the leaves - If you're a stat geek—and given that you're still reading this after three consecutive Iliad quotes, chances are good that you are—you should check out Football Study Hall's "Advanced Statistical Profile" for Mississippi State's 2015 football team. The stats are updated weekly, so the profile changes with State's performance as the season progresses. Lots and lots of interesting morsels in there right now. For instance, based upon State's current' S&P+ numbers, we're actually picked to lose to La. Tech in two weeks by a couple of points. They're ranked 32nd, we're 50th. That's sobering, isn't it? Also, we have the 11th best 1st quarter offense in the nation and the 4th best 4th quarter defense. That's weird and interesting and depressing all at the same time.

Howland puts an end to incessant Homerian shenanigans - The men's basketball team had its first practice of the season on Monday. Click the link to read Howland's and some players' thoughts. If you've had enough reading, click here for a recording of Howland's post-practice comments. Or, if you're all in with this reading thing, check out this article on Craig Sword's place in Howland's scheme alongside Malik Newman or this one about Malik's leadership role on the team.

Missed it by that much

Forty-five years and two Wednesdays ago, the Allman Brothers played one of their legendary shows at the Fillmore East. To my knowledge, it was one of the band's few shows from that era that was video recorded. Now, if you're unfamiliar with early, Duane-era Allman Brothers music, then I suggest you stop whatever it is that you're doing that you think may matter and devote your attention squarely to the embedded video below. The vocal track is kind of wonky and the camera angles aren't ideal, but you know the score, people—it's a video of Duane Allman doing Duane Allman stuff. That fact that this exits at all is awesome.