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Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to LSU as the Tigers special teams coordinator.Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted inMore >>
Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.More >>
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Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.The clinic will be held at the PeteMore >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.More >>
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall. Rivers, theMore >>
LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.More >>
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After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, the momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.Les Miles and LSU added two more verbal commitmentsMore >>
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.More >>
Monday, February 17 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-02-17 17:14:20 GMT
With LSU's baseball team taking the diamond last week and the basketball team trying to make one of the post-season tournaments, I have to ask, is it too early to start talking LSU and SEC football? Nah,More >>
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From LSU Sports
HOOVER, Ala. – A record 1,200 credentialed media members greeted LSU head coach
Les Miles, quarterback Zach Mettenberger, safety Craig Loston and wide receiver
Jarvis Landry Thursday morning as the Tigers previewed the 2013 season on the
final day of Southeastern Conference Football Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel.
LSU took a one-hour charter flight from Baton Rouge to Hoover at 6:15 a.m.
before beginning a three-hour rotation through the various platforms on the
floor of the Wynfrey. Miles and the players spoke with television and print
media from across the nation and did interviews with ESPN College Football
Live, ESPN GameDay, ESPN.com, Fox Sports South, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio and
Miles stole the show Thursday morning in the main media room with his
introduction discussing the summer with his family at the ballpark, rappelling
a downtown Baton Rouge building for an adoption charity and the development of
his team as he enters his ninth season with the program. He fielded questions
from topics ranging from scheduling and social media to the emergence of
Mettenberger under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
"I think the piece we want to play for a championship and graduate, that's very
much alive at LSU," said Miles. "We're in our second year, graduating our
players in the 70 percentile. We've won more games in the last eight
years, 85 victories, than any other conference team. We've put 51 in the
NFL. I like the position of the program.
"Offensively, Cam Cameron will come in. Knowing him as a mentor to quarterback
play, knowing him as a quality man and friend, knowing what he'll really do for
us in a play‑calling position -- we're looking forward to this offense."
Mettenberger enters his second year as a starter after throwing for 2,609 yards
– the fifth-most in LSU single-season history – a year ago.
"I have six months left in my career at LSU and I am not going to take one
moment for granted," said Mettenberger. "I'm definitely much more comfortable
being it's my second year. Coach Cameron has made a difference. The guy is a
football genius when you look at his background and all of the quarterbacks he
Mettenberger anticipates finding a familiar target down the field in Landry,
who made his first SEC Media Days appearance Thursday.
"His (Zach's) ability has grown over the last year and it's shown," said
Landry, who led the Tigers with five receiving touchdowns in 2012. "With him
leading us, that's the way it is supposed to be. We work constantly and have
been all summer. What you put in is what you put out."
Loston elected to comeback for his senior year and is a first-team All-SEC
recipient and on the watch list for the Thorpe Award. He told reporters Thursday
he wanted to come back to improve as a player and graduate in December. Much of
the questions surrounded how the LSU defense will respond with a lot of new
faces on the field.
"I'm very confident that the younger guys can step up and fill the holes," he
said. "These young guys have played in some big games, and I believe they won't
have a problem stepping up and filling those roles. We recruit well at LSU and
that's what we do here. Guys make a difference right away."
Several of the interviews on Thursday were gathered for features that will air
throughout the season on various national platforms. A constant question posed
to the players involved the atmosphere in Tiger Stadium.
"I am still trying to find a word or phrase that sums up what playing in Tiger
Stadium is like," said Mettenberger. "I don't think loud or crazy best explains
how awesome the place is. It's the best stadium in football."
LSU reports for pre-season camp on Sunday, Aug. 4 before opening practice on
Monday, Aug. 5. Preparations are already underway for one of the nation's top
non-conference match-ups of the season when the Tigers open against TCU in the
Cowboys Classic on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.