BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Members of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown during the game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Warhawks 51-0. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)LSU’s quarterback room is a little more crowded than some expected it to be heading into the 2018 season. The Tigers got a big transfer addition in former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow.Burrow, a former four-star QB at Ohio State, announced earlier this month that he was transferring into the LSU program. He’s a graduate transfer, meaning he’s eligible to play right away. Most expect him to start in 2018.Where does this leave Myles Brennan, LSU’s four-star sophomore quarterback who got some playing time as a true freshman?Right there in the quarterback room with Burrow, apparently.There have been some transfer rumors surrounding the former top recruit, but his father spoke to the Sun Herald about the Burrow addition. He says his son is not fazed.“I try not to read social media but with these developments and the quarterback coming in, some people are losing their minds,” he said. “I want people to know that emotionally it has not affected Myles at all.“… He’s going to compete and feels very comfortable with where his position is right now.”Burrow is widely expected to be the starter, but Brennan was a highly-pursued recruit, too. He’s still young and could end up making this a decision.Stay tuned.
In a statement to the press, the members of the Council commended the Malian people “for their peaceful participation in the electoral process” and the transitional authorities for the preparation, organization and management of the elections.The provisional results were announced yesterday, declaring Ibrahim Boubacar Keita the winner. The elections are seen as an important step on the path to recovery for Mali. Since early 2012, the country has witnessed a military coup d’état, renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels, and the seizure of its northern territory by radical Islamists.The 15-member body reiterated its call on all signatories of the Ouagadougou Agreement of 18 June to fully implement its provisions, including the launch of inclusive and credible peace talks open to all communities of the north of Mali in the designated timeframe.The agreement, signed in Burkina Faso, provides for an immediate ceasefire and commits the parties to discussing sustainable peace in Mali through an inclusive dialogue that will take place after the election.The members of the Council also called for the swift holding of free, fair, transparent, and inclusive legislative elections, and stressed the importance of the national dialogue and reconciliation process.In addition, they underlined the importance of the full operational deployment of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in northern Mali, as well as the reestablishment of State authority throughout the country, the continued implementation of the transitional road map, and the promotion of the rule of law and protection of human rights. The peacekeeping mission’s core task is to support the political process in Mali, in close coordination with the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).