Kenny Hilliard says he still has job to do at LSU _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU senior running backs Terrence Magee, left, and Kenny Hilliard goof off during LSU Football's annual media day at the LSU's Anderson-Feazel Indoor Field, Sunday, August 10, 2014.

Chief’s roar

“You can hear (defensive coordinator John Chavis) from miles away. ... But he’s going to coach you hard; he’s going to coach you the right way.”

— Clifton Garrett, freshman linebacker

Well ... it’s loud

“I was like, ‘Dude, you can’t really describe it.’ Hopefully it’s a night game, but it doesn’t matter when it is. The roar of the crowd makes it to where you can’t hear anything.”

— Linebacker D.J. Welter on telling Garrett what it’s like to play in Tiger Stadium for the first time

A job to do

“I had a full-time job when I was 7 years old when I was pumping gas. That was the first job I got paid to do, and I’ve basically had a job from that day on. I think I made about three bucks a week. I had more money than I could ever spend — no doubt.”

— Defensive coordinator John Chavis

Quite a group there

“It doesn’t mean anything to me. … I haven’t proved myself yet, so I just laugh at it like it’s a joke. But I thank coach Les Miles for the compliment, though.”

— Freshman running back Leonard Fournette on Miles comparing him to Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods

Ready to roll

“He’s doing some unbelievable things in practice. He’s a beast.”

— Quarterback Brandon Harris on Fournette, his roommate

What about rec specs?

“If I’m being honest with you, I’m too lazy to put them in in the morning when I wake up. I knew the fans would like the glasses, so I kept them on.”

— Glasses-wearing freshman receiver Malachi Dupre on why he doesn’t wear contact lenses

On target

“Trey Quinn is a beast. He’s always in the right spot. If he’s in the wrong spot, it’s really probably you who’s in the wrong.”

— Harris on the freshman receiver from Lake Charles


“It’s really a relief to be able to concentrate on one side of the ball. In high school, I had to do just about everything. Now, having to concentrate and focus on one side is a great transition and easier.”

— Former Redemptorist star Russell Gage on focusing on playing defensive back

Blazing his own trail

“People always ask, ‘Why didn’t you play basketball?’ The reason I chose football is because my dad didn’t want me to. He said, ‘I’ve already been there and done that,’ so he wanted me to do my own thing.”

— Offensive lineman K.J. Malone, son of Basketball Hall of Famer Karl Malone

In it for the long haul

“So the first half, I drove the truck by myself. Then my girlfriend got in the truck with me, talked to me and kept me up. Then she went to sleep. Then it was pretty much me pushing it the rest of the way.”

— Junior-college transfer Jevonte Domond on the 26-hour drive from his Arizona home to Baton Rouge


“Oh my God, I dream about it every single day.”

— Harris on playing in Tiger Stadium for the first time