Welcome to the late-spring installment of Tiger Rag's Where Do We Stand.
This week, we want to begin by giving a great big bunch of kudos to the Tiger Rag Recruiting Staff. Sonny Shipp, Grant Alexander and Matt Dearman are to be commended for an outstanding job on this issue – our recruiting guide – as well as the in-depth work they are currently doing to maintain TigerRag.com.
We at Tiger Rag understand recruiting is what our readers want and we are doing our best to bring you the most complete, up to the minute coverage of the hottest recruiting scoop.
In other news, John Brady lost out
on a top flight hoops recruit, April Burkholder was celebrated on her own day in
It is all here in out latest rant.
(Thumbs Down) We open this week's
rant on a bit of a sour note. We reported in the last edition of Tiger Rag that
LSU coach John Brady was most likely going to pick up a commitment from the No.
9 player in the country. LSU got in late on
(Thumbs Up) To Seimone Augustus.
The top overall pick in the WNBA Draft wasted little time in heating up in the
pro ranks. Augustus, the most decorated women's basketball player in LSU
history, scored 30 points in her first action of her WNBA career on Sunday night
(Thumbs Up) To April Burkholder.
LSU senior gymnast April Burkholder was recognized Wednesday by Baton Rouge
Mayor-President Kip Holden and Councilman Mike Walker as May 10 was proclaimed
April Burkholder Day in the City of
(Thumbs Up) To Yvette Girouard. Head coach Yvette Girouard was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Head Coach of the Year, while a trio of Tigers earned All-SEC honors. Pitcher Emily Turner and center fielder Leslie Klein garnered All-SEC first team honors for LSU. Klein also earned first-team honors as a freshman in 2004, while Turner was named to the second team a year ago. In addition, pitcher Dani Hofer was named to the SEC All-Freshman team.
(Thumbs Down) At this time last year, did anyone know or even care to know who Brady Quinn actually was? Quinn was the quarterback of a struggling Notre Dame team that had just fired its coach and was doing little to impress anyone. Under new coach Charlie Weis, Quinn flourished putting up eye-popping numbers like 32 touchdowns offset by only seven interceptions. But one season is just that – one season. Is he really good enough for Mel Kiper to rank as next season's early leader for the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft?
(Thumbs Up) Kiper did say on his early draft board that LSU should have its fourth straight first round draft pick next season. Following in the footsteps of Michael Clayton, Marcus Spears and Joseph Addai, Kiper said LaRon Landry is projected as the eighth player to be taken in next season's draft. A three-time all-SEC performer, Landry will be returning as a four-year starter for the Tigers.
(Thumbs Down) The Georgia Bulldogs
won the SEC title last season. But they still managed to lose to