NATCHITOCHES -- After finishing in the bottom half of the Southland Conference in scoring offense and total offense in a 1-10 season, Northwestern State Demons head football coach Jay Thomas knew change was needed last offseason. Quarterbacks coach Kyle Manley was given the keys to the offense as the unit's coordinator. The charge for Manley is simple -- improve a group that was heavy on the run last season and not as proficient as it needed to be. So what will this new offense look like like?
The LSU Tigers will begin the season ranked No. 13 in the Associate Press' preseason college football poll. The Tigers are one of six SEC teams ranked in the poll. No other conference has more teams in the top 25. LSU, though, is the third-highest ranked SEC Western Division team. Alabama is ranked No. 1. Auburn is ranked No. 12 and LSU is No. 13. More: Orgeron hopes to benefit from wisdom of the last great LSU football era ... pre-SabanBehind LSU from the SEC are Georgia at No. 15, Florida at No.
Northwestern State's Dannie Harmon is not your stereotypical college football player. Harmon already has a business degree and is working on a second degree as a fifth-year senior. He can talk Greek mythology as easily as talking about the complexities of college football defenses. "I'm into Greek mythology,'' he says, "watching those movies nowadays that show off the Greek mythology. Perseus and Zeus and all of that. I just like it. It's something that caught my eye.''
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".