BATON ROUGE, La. – “It never rains in Tiger Stadium,” has been the LSU motto since the beginning of time, but no one ever mentioned precipitation during practice.
The media watched only one LSU session all week (Monday). Tuesday-Thursday afternoon thunderstorms forced the team to move inside, and Friday’s run through was closed to the media. Louisiana maintained its reputation for summer showers, but the bayou’s climate won’t affect the team’s practice schedule.
“In 2018, it rained a bunch, and we were practicing in the afternoon so I said ‘okay we’re going change the practice to the morning,’ and it rained in the morning. That was the last time I did that, but we’ve been getting a lot of work outside. Thank God we got the indoor facility. I think a cumulative effect, over the next two weeks, we’re gonna have enough practice in the elements to be ready,” head coach Ed Orgeron said, while chuckling about the season three years prior.
The Tigers will need as many outdoor practices as possible, before their September 4th kickoff at UCLA. The Rose Bowl will be a bright and sunny venue for LSU’s season opener.
“It’s the first time we’ve gone out to Los Angeles with our football team so it’s gonna have to be a business trip. There’s gone be some obstacles that we have to overcome during the game. Obviously, it’s our first game together.,” Orgeron added.
Of course, Louisiana heat and California heat have never been parallels, but a 90 degree-outdoor kickoff will require outdoor practice.
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