DEMO: Steve Kragthorpe interview
LSU QB coach talks future under center with TR Radio
With the start of spring football just over two weeks away, LSU quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe joined Jeff Palermo and Ben Love on Tiger Rag Radio Tuesday night.
Before Kragthorpe spoke about the future of LSU’s quarterback position, Jeff and Ben asked him to comment on what went wrong in the BCS Title Game as well as the statements made by departing offensive players.
“I think everybody’s disappointed,” Kragthorpe leveled. “I don’t think there’s anybody in that building that isn’t disappointed at the outcome of that game. It was a bad night. That’s about all we can say. It’s a night that we want to not forget because we want to get back to that game, but it’s a night that was very difficult for everybody … We’re disappointed that we didn’t play better in the game, so we want to get back to it and win it. No doubt.”
Moving forward, the Zach Mettenberger era is set to begin this fall, and Kragthorpe went into detail regarding what he’s expecting out of the Tigers’ next starting quarterback before he laces it up versus North Texas Sept. 1.
Behind him on the depth chart will be redshirt freshmen Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randall as well as true freshman Jeremy Liggins. Kragthorpe previewed the competition for the backup spot between the trio, and he told us why the staff liked what the big, Mississippi native brought to the table in high school.
“Jeremy’s a big, strong physical player,” acknowledged Kragthorpe. “He’s a guy that can really throw the ball down the field. Had him at our camp, which is obviously a great evaluation tool for us, and we’re impressed with his physical attributes, his skill set. He comes from a winning program. He’s won 32 straight games and a starting quarterback, two state championships, so that’s pretty impressive when you’ve got a guy who led his team to 16 wins and a state championship back to back.”
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