Major piece: No. 13 LSU hosts Media, Fan Day

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
LSU safety Ronald Martin, a White Castle product, patrols the sidelines last season. The No. 13 ranked Tigers held Media and Fan Day on Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. 
POST SOUTH PHOTO/Peter Silas Pasqua

BATON ROUGE - LSU head coach Les Miles along with coordinators John Chavis and Cam Cameron addressed the media on Sunday afternoon during the football team's annual Media Day in conjunction with Fan Day.

The LSU football team along with Miles signed autographs and met with fans.

"I think we're a football team that is developing, and I like the position that we're in," Miles told the media. "We've had a quality week. We went five acclimatization days, and four of which we split the team and we took what we had really maximum reps, if you will."

For the 13th straight season, LSU football will open the season ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation as the Tigers were tabbed No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches' Preseason Poll.

The Tigers finished last season 10-3 after falling to Clemson in the Chick-fil-a Bowl and were 6-2 in the SEC.

Cameron enters his first season as offensive coordinator after serving in that capacity for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens this past year.

"There is an opportunity for us to call multiple plays from different, as you say, a select group of plays from many, what would be variant personnel groups and implementations," Miles said. "So what appears to be something new for our opponent will not necessarily be new for our guys. That is really the major piece.

"The fact that Cam has real understanding of different aspects and places on the field and where and how to attack, we're not there yet. Certainly we're not ready to play, but his influence, we're going to be better."

LSU will face five teams in the top 25 and the Tigers are the only ranked squad to face four top-10 ranked teams. LSU's season-opening opponent, TCU is ranked No. 20. The Tigers and Horned Frogs face each other in the Cowboys Classic on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. CT live on ESPN from AT&T Stadium.

Other LSU opponents and their rankings are: Alabama (1), Georgia (5), Texas A&M (6) and Florida (10). Six Southeastern Conference teams are ranked in the top 13 with South Carolina tabbed at No. 7.