Diaz on the USM game - Hit the link for a video of about five minutes of a press conference Diaz gave yesterday. He discusses the defense's performance against USM and provides some nice perspective on just what he was up against in the first half of that game. He also sticks up for his secondary, and points out at least four instances in which USM was illegally using O-linemen to block downfield on pass plays. (If you'd prefer to read about what Diaz said, here's an article that hits the high points. One interesting factoid from the article is that while we gave up over 200 yards passing in the first half—when the defense was on the field essentially the entire time—USM only had 97 yards passing in the second half.)
Speaking of Diaz . . . - So the link takes you to a NOLA.com article summarizing an interview with Les Miles about odds and ends related to the MSU game. Of particular note is how Miles admits to talking to Diaz a number of times about the LSU DC position that eventually went to Kevin Steele earlier this year.
"Overall I think we played average." - Gotta love Coach Hevesy's straight talk on the O-Line following the USM game. Click the link for a solid Q&A with Hevesy posted by Robbie Faulk at 247Sports.
LSU receivers emboldened - Want to read LSU's wide recievers' takes on MSU's pass defense following the USM game? Hit the link and check it out. Nutshell: They're preparing for lots of passes underneath a soft, deep zone.
Mullen on Finebaum - You can hit the link to watch Mullen's interview on the Finebaum show yesterday. But, hell, let's just plug it in here and save you the trip to you favorite sports conglomerate's website:
Mixing it up with garishly festooned felines - Our own Justin Sutton did a Q&A with And the Valley Shook yesterday. If you haven't checked it out, you should give it a look see. As you can imagine, the comments section is full of magnanimity and respectful, demure banter.
Unspoken Male Telepathy
If you like Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz—and if you don't, you should keep it to yourself—you need to watch Spaced. Both seasons are available to stream for free on Hulu. Watch. Rejoice.