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Morning Linkage, etc.
Dan Mullen, a very happy man - Coach Mullen, right after the game:
After his grin festival with ESPN and after busting a move with the team, Mullen spoke with the media. Here's his press conference:
The big highlight of the press conference that's making waves here and there is Mullen's statement that Dak might be the best player he's ever coached. With that Tebow guy still pretty fresh on people's minds, that's a pretty bold statement. But maybe not that far fetched. Click here for Bob Carskadon's take on Dak's place in MSU's and college football's pantheon of great players. Lots of great quotes and stats to give you your Dak fix for the day. (Another interesting Dak-related tidbit: In a write-up of the game for SB Nation's SEC blog, Team Speed Kills, Brandon Larrabee notes that Dak's 508 passing yards on Saturday is eighth most in a game in SEC history. Nice.)
Men's basketball gets back on track - Howland's team picked up a win on Sunday to ensure that the Puerto Rico trip wasn't a complete dud. Though we struggled a little offensively at times in the second half, it was overall a fairly solid performance. (At least, that's what my one-time viewing of the game tells me without consulting any stats whatsoever. Only hard hitting analysis from me, folks.)
Women's basketball continues its roll - As Howland's team is trying to find its footing before conference play starts, Schaefer's Top 10 ladies' squad beat the bejesus out of Grambling, 107 - 43. Next lamb to the slaughter will be Mississippi Valley State at 8:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday. I almost feel sorry for the Delta Devils. It's going to suck to be them tomorrow.
What the hell is a Wookie?
So, Saturday Night Live did a segment over the weekend that was meant to be a faux casting reel for the new Star Wars movie. Solid idea, but a retread. SNL did the same thing 15 years ago when George Lucas was doing one of his many money grabs with a re-release or re-master or re-edit or some-damn-thing of the original trilogy. And, I must say, it was way, way funnier the first time around:
Indie rocking on a Monday morning
Dinosaur Jr.'s been around for what seems like forever, and they haven't missed a beat. Straight-ahead and guitar-driven, just like the Almighty intended it to be.