Not going to change

“We are a physical football team, and I suspect that we’ll stay that way.”

— LSU coach Les Miles

Ready for the hunt

“This is a very fast group of guys. They’re extremely competitive. You just got to open the door of the cage, and they’ll go hunt. You don’t have to get them riled up or tell them a story. All you have to do is snap it, and they’ll go play.”

— defensive coordinator Kevin Steele comparing the overall talent on LSU’s defense to other places he has coached

A different world

“When I was in high school, I was bigger than everybody. So if I threw a forearm (at an offensive lineman), they’d move out the way. But with these guys — these grown men — they’re 6-foot-7 and 330 (pounds). So you have to use hands and different techniques”

— freshman defensive end Arden Key on the biggest difference he’s noticed between high school and college players

Not there yet

“I don’t think anybody is going, ‘We’ve arrived.’ I think the minute any of us, or any of our QBs, fool ourselves into thinking we’ve arrived in this conference; you’ve got to be kidding me.”

— LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on the level of play during the last scrimmage

Singular focus

“I don’t read (stories in the media). I’ve gotten off social media. I have like three apps on my phone. I’m focused more on what my family thinks about me than anything. I’m focused on my faith.”

— quarterback Brandon Harris on if he thinks about outside scrutiny on the QB position

It’s about performance

“It really doesn’t matter if they make a decision the day of the game, tomorrow, it doesn’t matter. You’ve got to go out there and perform to keep your spot, and if you don’t, you’ll be sitting on the sideline when somebody else is playing.”

— Harris on the coaches’ time frame for a decision on the starting QB competition

Don’t stop working

“My approach was to come in and play as hard as I can, get better each and every day, show these coaches they’ve made a right decision of letting me back on the football team.”

— quarterback Anthony Jennings on his approach to preseason camp

Been there before

“The San Diego Chargers, Miami, Washington, Baltimore, Michigan, Indiana.”

— Cameron on if he’s ever been on a team where the only major question is quarterback

Sharing the love

“That’s what I think you’ll see more than anything this year is you’re going to see our quarterbacks with the ability to spread the ball — backs, tight ends, receivers and not so much driven in one direction in any particular game.”

— Cameron

Best of both worlds

“I love it because he’s a jokester off the field. … But when we go on the field, it’s strictly business.”

— defensive tackle Christian LaCouture on what he likes about excitable and energetic defensive line coach Ed Orgeron