BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the media Thursday for the final time before his Tigers take on Troy Saturday night.
In his press conference, Orgeron updated the health statuses of stars such as running back Derrius Guice and defensive end Rashard Lawrence, as well as depth chart changes and major matchups heading into Troy.
SEC Country was on hand and typed Orgeron’s words as he said them. Read below to follow the transcript of Orgeron’s press conference:
What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said:
- We placed an emphasis today on coming out on offense and running plays we want to run. Hopefully we’ll be better in that situation. We also worked hard today on the placement of punt returning. According to where the ball is and how to attack the ball when the ball is in front of him. We don’t want any hidden yardage. I took the responsibility. Hopefully you’ll see improvement there.
- We will use Josh and Zach both as punters. It depends on where the field position is. Jack Gonsoulin is our field goal kicker.
- I plan on using Myles again when we feel like the opportunity is right and we can get him in and get some reps.
- Derrius Guice and Rashard Lawrence did not practice. They are questionable. Ed Alexander is questionable. John Battle is questionable. Toby Weathersby is questionable.
- There’s some things we feel where we’re making mistakes and things we need to look at what we’re doing well. Every school does that. We trim down and do the things our players can do. I think you’ll see that Saturday.
- We’ve had some good practices. We’ve had some things we had to improve on that haven’t been perfect. This is an opponent that they respect. They’re informed on what they’ve done in Tiger Stadium before.
- On Brennan: [I want him] to take command of the offense. I’ve seen him make some tremendous throws in practice. But that’s practice. That’s not in front of 100,000 people. I thought he played very well.
- Danny is our starter. I’m not saying [Myles can’t start]. But we’re not putting Myles in to take Danny’s spot. We’re giving him reps in case he needs to play.
- On what O wants to see: A clean game. Continue to be better at penalties. You’re going to have some penalties in some games. But we don’t want to have many. We want to be 50-50 on first down. We want to get back to running the football the way LSU does. Eliminate the big plays. Play four quarters of defense, not two. We…