Derrius Guice can sense that many inside LSU’s program understand what’s at stake in the future.
Speaking to SEC Network’s Peter Burns, the Tigers running back had an interesting answer when asked what fans can expect from LSU next season. Guice, who ran for 1,387 yards with 15 touchdowns last season, went on to speak about how a disciplined mindset is needed within the program to thrive.
Check out Guice’s complete answer to Burns’ question below.
“It’s getting to that point where everybody is getting older and everybody is thinking about their future. Everybody’s got families to feed and stuff, so everybody just has that mindset. And that’s the same with the NFL. Your job is on the line every day. Just like now: Our film is our resume. You’ve got to take that extra stride and step to actually still look and study and look over things when you’re not around (the facility). It’s called character and pride, doing what you want to do and doing what you need to do when no one’s watching. … Tell the coach where you messed up at before he even has to tell you, just so he knows you’re accountable for your own actions. He knows you know where you messed up at. You’ve just got to have that mentality as an LSU tiger, because we’re savages around here.”
That’s a quality answer from Guice. There will be plenty of eyes on Baton Rouge next fall, and a focused approach would help the Tigers.
There’s plenty of fascination surrounding LSU’s program. It will be Ed Orgeron’s first full season as the program’s coach. The Tigers also will try to thrive under new offensive coordinator Matt Canada and maintain the program’s defensive momentum.
Guice showed quite a bit of maturity with his comment. He is entering his third college season, so it’s not a surprise that he would have an eye toward the NFL. Another strong fall would do wonders for his NFL draft stock.
LSU will look to improve upon an 8-4 finish from last season.