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Starters are being named, injuries are being assessed and coaches are seeking consistency. Yup, the season is drawing closer. Take a look around the SEC and see.

Instant analysis: LSU 41, Ole Miss 35

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Regardless of their records, it's never a dull affair when LSU and Ole Miss get together in Tiger Stadium. LSU overcame a seven-point fourth quarter deficit to survive an Ole Miss upset bid and down the Rebels, 41-35. The Tigers' last five home wins against Ole Miss have come by margins of one, three, three, seven and six.

Here's how it happened in Death Valley:

It was over when: LSU running back Jeremy Hill dove over the goal line with 15 seconds remaining to put LSU on top for good. The Tigers bungled the ensuing extra point, which made the dying seconds slightly more tense for the home crowd, but the Rebels' desperation touchdown drive ended in a frantic hook and lateral attempt, which was ultimately stopped on their own 35-yard line.

Game ball goes to: Even in a losing effort it's got to be Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who had a career outing in the Rebels' most high-profile game of the season. Moncrief picked on anyone and everyone in the LSU secondary, be it cornerbacks Tharold Simon and Jalen Collins or safety Eric Reid. He hauled in six receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns -- the second of which gave Ole Miss a 35-28 fourth quarter lead.

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Identity found, Tigers look toward bowl 

November, 16, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A few days after his LSU team beat Mississippi State 37-17, a game in which the offense scored on seven of 10 possessions, LSU coach Les Miles declared, "This is us."

The Tigers offense is clicking. The defense is its dominant self, save some issues defending two-minute offense. It's a shame there isn't an eight-team playoff in college football because if there were, Baton Rouge would be buzzing about must-win games against Ole Miss and Arkansas and how much damage the LSU could do if it got in the playoffs.

Alas, college football still lacks any kind of playoff, at least for a couple more seasons. So instead, No. 7 LSU (8-2, 4-2 in the SEC) plays its last home game Saturday against the 5-5 Rebels hoping to continue its recent offensive rebirth, thus becoming a foe that the teams in the BCS Championship Game are glad they don't have to play.

Offer sheet grows for Trey Quinn 

October, 22, 2012
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The early kickoff for last week's 24-19 LSU win over Texas A&M kept 2014 ESPN Watch List member Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) from going to see the two schools that have been the first to offer him scholarships.

Quinn had a Friday night game, a 49-7 win over Moss Bluff, La./Sam Houston, to play. His father, Dave Quinn, said waking up early to head to College Station for an 11 a.m. kickoff was too tough a task.

"You want to get the full experience," he said. "You want to be able to visit with coaches before the game, all that, instead of just trying to get there for kickoff."

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GeauxTigerNation writers Gary Laney and David Helman get you ready for the season with a daily breakdown throughout August of what LSU is facing in the fall, from its opponents, to its road trips to who it's recruiting. Today, Gary Laney asked the questions in a Q&A with Hugh Kellenberger, who covers Ole Miss for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. For more with Kellenberger, see the GTN Chute:

Q: Hugh Freeze has engineered quick turnarounds coaching at the NAIA level and in the Sun Belt Conference for Arkansas State. Has he hit bitten off more than he can chew this time with Ole Miss?

He's inheriting a team that is probably similar in talent as compared to his opposition as he has at Lambuth and Arkansas State, but he also didn't face Nick Saban or Les Miles at either of those stops. That's probably his biggest challenge to making another quick turnaround.

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The addition of Missouri and Texas A&M has necessitated a re-examination of the Southeastern Conference’s football schedule. One possible format would be a 6-1-1, meaning each team would play every team in its division, have one permanent foe from the other division, and play the remaining six teams in the other division on a rotating basis.

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Derick E. Hingle/US PresswireThe LSU-Florida series might end when the new SEC schedule template is released.
Florida-LSU is one of those permanent matchups, but there’s debate about whether the series should continue. The teams have met every year since 1971, but could 2012 be the end?

Here’s a look at it from each school’s perspective …

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