LSU Tigers Spring Practice: Ed Orgeron Press Conference Quotes

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media prior to the Tigers starting spring practice on Saturday. Here are some newsworthy quotes.

    March 7, 2017

    LSU head coach Ed Orgeron met with the media prior to the Tigers starting spring practice on Saturday. Here are some newsworthy quotes.


    There are a lot of questions facing Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers as they open spring practice on Saturday, including the age-old problem of who will be under center and lead the Tigers offense in new offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s system.

    Right now, it seems that it is returning starter Danny Etling’s job to lose.

    “Danny’s the leader clearly right now and he’ll probably end up being the leader,” Orgeron said at his opening press conference on Tuesday. “But I wanted to make it open for Justin (McMillan), for Lindsey (Scott Jr.), for Lowell (Narcisse) and for Myles (Brennan). Matt is going to run his offense, but he’s going to adapt it to what he wants. We’re going to open up the offense, throw it down the field. That’s what he’s known for.”

    Here are some other newsworthy quotes from Orgeron during his time with the media.

    On addition of Matt Canada

    “I’m really excited for Matt Canada. He’s an energetic guy, an energetic recruiter. He’s a hands-on coach. I think he’s going to do excellent things for our offense.”

    On defensive line

    “The defensive linemen are going to grow on a daily basis with [Pete Jenkins]. Our output in the Citrus Bowl was outstanding. But I think we need to replace five guys on the front seven. So we need to get back to the fundamentals.”

    On team leadership

    “We’ve had two leadership seminars already. We have them every Monday. They involve some pretty big stuff. Guys are learning, taking notes. Christian LaCouture, Danny Etling, Derrius Guice, D.J. Chark, those guys are out there. But I do believe as coaches we provide leadership until the leadership shows up.”

    On team cohesiveness

    “Here’s how we handle [superstars] here: One team, one heartbeat. There’s no superstars here. Everybody has a role. No one is bigger than anyone else. Obviously Guice is one of our better players, along with Arden Key. But he’s done everything we’ve wanted from him. I think he’ll get tremendous mentorship from Tommie Robinson.”

    On replacing key players in secondary

    “In the secondary, losing Jamal Adams and Tre’Davious White, two first round picks, Corey Raymond is very proud of his tradition that he built here. He’s an excellent coach. We’re excited about our safeties. Grant Delpit, JaCoby Stevens, Todd Harris, we’ve got some guys who can play.”

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