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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron answers media questions during a press conference on LSU football reporting day Sunday.

Advocate Staff Photo by PATRICK DENNIS

LSU is treating this neutral site game like a home affair – at least from a travel standpoint.

The Tigers will participate in their traditional Friday night game week practices right at home – in Tiger Stadium – ahead of Saturday’s season opener against BYU at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Players will eat their team meal Friday night at the Stadium Club in the south end zone before viewing a movie in Baton Rouge, a normal Friday night ritual.  They will bus to New Orleans, leaving Baton Rouge around 8:30 p.m. and arriving at 10.

“And then we’ll go straight to bed,” Orgeron chuckled during his Wednesday night radio show.

The team will conduct a walk-through at the Charles McClendon practice fields and not at the Superdome, the coach said. 

Other highlights from Orgeron’s radio show:

  • Orgeron has spoken at length this August about how his new offense under Matt Canada will shock BYU and that the Cougars are practicing things the Tigers might not run. “Matt Canada has an offense they haven’t seen yet," he said. "I know they’ve practiced some stuff from Pittsburgh, but it’s not the total offense we’re going to run here. We’re going to give them some surprises.”

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