New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward gave evidence Tuesday that he isn’t your average Joe.

At his packed news conference in the Holliday Forum at the Manship School of Mass Communications, Woodward quoted an impressive assemblage from Thomas Wolfe to William Tecumseh Sherman to B.B. King. He worked the room like the one-time political operative he is, mentioning coaches (Ed Orgeron) and friends (Collis Temple) who were present, and deftly answering questions about those who weren’t (Will Wade).