BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) — The LSU Tigers held their first practice of the 2022 season in Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon.
The team practiced at the Tigers’ indoor facility on Skip Bertman Drive.
New head coach Brian Kelly talked to the media following practice.
“I stand here in front of you feeling pretty good about the players that we put together in a very short order that can go out and play at a high level in the SEC,” said Kelly. “But the fact of the matter remains, we gotta figure out who those guys are.”
Kelly has a record of 263 wins, 96 losses and two ties during his college coaching career, which included 12 seasons at Notre Dame (92-29) before taking the helm at LSU after former head coach Ed Orgeron and the school agreed to part ways last season.
Orgeron guided the Tigers to the school’s fourth national championship and its second Heisman Trophy winner (Joe Burrow) in 2019.
Kelly will make his LSU coaching debut against Florida State inside the Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans on Sept. 4. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.