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BATON ROUGE, La. Adidas NMD Shoes Australia . -- LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron smiled patiently while fielding questions about his long-term future at LSU, and politely tried to steer the conversation toward Thursdays regular season finale at Texas A&M.We said in the beginning, let the chips fall where they may, Orgeron said Monday. Its getting close. We understand that. But we need to finish this job first.Orgeron added that he and LSU athletic director Joe Alleva havent discussed anything yet, but probably will after the game.Support for Orgeron, a Louisiana native raised in a heavily Cajun community southwest of New Orleans, grew considerably after LSU won the first three games of his tenure by lopsided margins. A 10-0 loss to Alabama hurt, but the Tigers were not widely expected to win that game and bounced back with a rout of Arkansas on the road.Yet Saturdays 16-10 loss to Florida was different. Odds makers had listed LSU as a two-touchdown favorite and the Tigers entered the game as a potential front-runner for the Southeastern Conferences Sugar Bowl bid. The Gators had a handful of starters injured, but took a tenuous lead in the second half and held on with a goal-line stand in the final seconds.Since then, several LSU players have taken it upon themselves to go into damage-control mode on behalf of the man they affectionately call Coach O, blaming the loss on their own mistakes and touting Orgerons credentials.Coach O will tell you it was all his fault on Saturday, but really it wasnt. It wasnt any one persons fault, said fullback J.D. Moore, who was stopped on a third-and-goal play from the 1 in the final minute, one play before Florida clinched the victory -- and the SEC East crown- by stopping running back Derrius Guice from the same distance.We are just as responsible as he is, Moore said. A lot of the plays we had called were the right plays and we just didnt execute it well. So for that to just be chalked up for him as a loss isnt fair.Moore and linebacker Donnie Alexander said they understood that the decision is out of their hands, so theyre trying to heed Orgerons call to focus on playing the Aggies. But Alexander added, Were all for coach O.If we had the choice, we would want to keep him here, continued Alexander, a junior middle linebacker who is slated to start in place of injured senior Kendell Beckwith. We only took two losses under Coach O and it wasnt like big losses to where we got blown out. It was like, missed keys or missed plays and stuff like that. Its not like hes doing anything wrong.LSU (6-4, 4-3 SEC) was 2-2 when Orgeron took over for Les Miles, who was fired following a loss at Auburn in late September.Alleva, who usually attends the head football coachs Monday luncheons, was not present this time. On Saturday, he said on an LSU Radio Network interview that there are a lot of great people interested in the LSU coaching job.Orgeron has been through this before, having taken over when Lane Kiffen was fired at Southern California in 2013 and coaching the Trojans to a 6-2 record, including a bowl victory, only to see USC hire someone else to replace him.The LSU coaching job is seen as one of the most desirable in college football, given the universitys ability to pay top dollar, its top-flight facilities, rabid fan base and the fact that it has no true in-state rival in the recruiting hotbed that is Louisiana.In recent months, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher and Houston coach Tom Herman have been bombarded with questions about their interest in LSU. Other coaches who fit the mold of fielding modern, high-scoring offenses include West Virginias Dana Holgorsen and North Carolinas Larry Fedora.Fisher has a history at LSU, having served as Tigers offensive coordinator. But on Monday, Florida State President John Thrasher predicted that Fisher is going to stay at Florida State, adding, I know my coach.If theres something he wants, well look for it, but he hasnt given me any indication hes unhappy with anything, Thrasher added.Fisher meanwhile, said he was extremely happy at Florida State, when he was asked about how rumors of LSUs interest in him have affected his recruiting efforts.---More AP college football: and .---Gary Fineout and Joe Reedy of The Associated Press contributed to this report from Tallahassee, Florida. Adidas NMD Australia Sale . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Cheap Adidas NMD Australia . Anthony Davis had 31 points and 17 rebounds in his seventh straight game with more than 20 points, but that was only enough to keep the Pelicans competitive into the final minutes. Andrew Bogut had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Golden State, which rebounded from a loss a night earlier in Oklahoma City and snapped a two-game skid. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is satisfied he made his point to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about not being treated fairly in the pocket.It was a great discussion, great talk, Newton said Wednesday, a day after he talked to Goodell by phone. I got my point across. He got his point across. Thats it.Newton complained after Sundays 30-20 victory over Arizona that he wasnt getting the same treatment as other quarterbacks regarding late hits in the pocket.The NFL MVP said the breaking point was a non-call on a hit below the knees in the third quarter that the league has since admitted should have been a penalty, sources told ESPNs Ed Werder.Newton said after the game that he felt unsafe in the pocket and wanted to speak with Goodell. That happened Tuesday.Illegal hits for me start in the pocket, Newton said. I know when I am running the football, I am on my own. I understand that. Im not a dummy or oblivious to the fact that I run the football more than any quarterback who has ever played this game. I mean, duh. Im fine with that.In the pocket, thats all Im asking for. Just to get certain things, the standard of every person getting the same calls, thats all.The opposition has not been penalized for roughing the passer against Newton since the 2014 season, even though Newton has been hit 59 timees inside the pocket -- the ninth-highest total in the league. Adidas NMD Australia Online. One was called in the season opener against Denver but negated by an intentional grounding penalty.During that same time, other high-profile quarterbacks -- New Orleans Drew Brees?(10), Tom Brady?(five),?Aaron Rodgers?(four) and?Russell Wilson?(three) -- have drawn multiple roughing-the-passer penalties.That was one of Newtons points to Goodell. Said Newton on whether things will change: Well wait to see Sunday and moving forward.Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who spoke to Goodell on Monday, echoed that only time will tell whether officials do more to protect his franchise quarterback.The nice part was the commissioner was a willing listener, Rivera said. It was great. The nice thing is we had an opportunity that needed to be said.At the end of the day, its not about special treatment. Its about being treated the same.Newton said his focus now is helping the Panthers (2-5) prepare for Sundays game at Los Angeles.Im not talking about Roger Goodell no more, he said. I understand that was probably a lot of attention in the media this past couple of days. As far as right now, Im in straight preparation for the Los Angeles Rams. ' ' ' 

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