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LSU Running Back Blue On Gay Players: “We Look At You As A Sissy”

gfx - they said itThe idea of an openly-gay athlete has received a lot of attention in recent months.  San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Chris Culliver  made headlines just before the Super Bowl when he said he wouldn’t want a gay teammate.  You can add LSU running back Alfred Blue to the list of athletes whose comments will undoubtedly draw attention, after this quote to Mike Gegenheimer of the Daily Reveille

 

“Football is supposed to be this violent sport — this aggressive sport that grown men are supposed to play. Ain’t no little boys out here between them lines. So if you gay, we look at you as a sissy. You know? Like, how you going to say you can do what we do and you want a man?”

 

Not everyone on the LSU team shares that perspective.  Offensive lineman Trai Turner had a different vew.

 

“College football is a business and you have to conduct yourself in a manner where you respect everyone you deal with. I feel like if the person is gay, he must still conduct himself in the manner of a football player, and if a person isn’t gay, he must still look at the person who views himself as gay, or says he is gay, as his teammate.”

 

Added sophomore quarterback Stephen Rivers.  “If he can play for LSU, he will play for LSU,”

Earlier this week, UCLA coach Jim Mora became the first major college football coach to encourage gay athletes to play for his team. ”I don’t judge people on their color of their skin, their sexual orientation, their religious beliefs. It doesn’t matter to me,” Mora told Outsports.com

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Tennessee at South Carolina: Post-Game Thoughts / Topics for Discussion

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South Carolina tailback (21) Marcus Lattimore takes a handoff from  quarterback Stephen Garcia, right, and pushes into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at Williams Brice Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Columbia, SC.  (AP Photo/Rich Glickstein)

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South Carolina tailback (21) Marcus Lattimore takes a handoff from quarterback Stephen Garcia, right, and pushes into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at Williams Brice Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in Columbia, SC. (AP Photo/Rich Glickstein)

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A few quick thoughts on the game:

1.The biggest problem with this team continues to be pass defense. I’ll give credit to Tennessee’s QBs for delivering some nice passes, but part of the blame goes to our continual inability to play tight coverage. Chris Culliver was schooled yet again today, and Stephon Gilmore continues to look bad at times. We have guys out of place, there seems to be really poor communication between our players, and guys aren’t doing enough to contest the ball when the pass is delivered. Another overall poor effort from these guys. Luckily, a stout pass rush bailed them out for the most part–the defensive line played lights out today.

What do you think about the pass D? Can it be helped this year, or should we just start bringing the house on passing downs and hoping we can get to the QB before he releases the ball?

2. Don’t know what to say about special teams other than they’ve gotten bad. We have no return game, and Spencer Lanning seems to have lost his touch. Lanning still punts well, but that’s about all we’ve got on special teams.

3. Not really sure what to say about the offense today. There was some shaky play calling at points, and Garcia had a bit of an off day. However, there were definitely some bright spots (Marcus Lattimore running out of the I was it for me), and you really can’t complain about 31 offensive points. If our defense was playing well, that would always be enough. Unfortunately, I fear that next week against Arkansas we’re going to need the offense to play it’s best game of the season, because it’s going to be a shootout.


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