METAIRIE, LA (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and some his assistants visited Tiger fans in the New Orleans area Thursday night.
For those who cover LSU football, it was like a media day. They got the chance to visit with Orgeron, offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph.
How excited are you for football?
"We're ready to go," said Orgeron. "I'm excited about this football team. I'm excited about our signing class coming in, getting everybody together. Excited for fall camp."
Are you excited about this season? Are your juices flowing?
"I am; I am," replied Ensminger. "Football has changed so much. It really has. When I took over in 2016, I knew what we had. I just had to tweak it and everything else. But now, it's innovative. Hey, let's create something. Let's create something different. Let's do something different. And, it's fun every day; just coming up with new ideas and new routes and new play actions and everything else. So, it's exciting."
"I think we have an opportunity to be good," Aranda added. "I think the leadership is what excites me the best, the most. Devin White is a great leader for us. Rashard Lawrence has been a good leader for us. On the back end, you look at Greedy [Andraez Williams] has been a steady influence for a lot of the young DBs that are now going to have to see time."
The coaches also shared their thoughts on quarterback Joe Burrow, a transfer from Ohio State who is eligible to play immediately.
"He's a big, athletic kid; a very mature kid. He was a coach's son. He loves football, loves to study, wants to learn everything you got out there, and wants to be in the film room every day to get better," Ensminger explained.
It's less than 70 days until that big season opener - the LSU Tigers versus the Miami Hurricanes.
It will be held on a Sunday night, September 2 in Arlington, TX.