Death Valley is generally regarded as one of the toughest places to play in college football, especially at night. But one player wasn’t impressed the last time he was there.
Mississippi State S Kivon Coman was asked Wednesday why playing on the road at LSU at night is so different. He had a surprising response.
Mississippi State safety Kivon Coman was asked why it's so hard to play in LSU's Death Valley at night. His response: "It's not."
— David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) September 13, 2016
Coman, now a senior, has won in Death Valley before. He was on the field for Mississippi State’s 34-29 win over then-No. 8 LSU in 2014. The Bulldogs went on to the Orange Bowl and a 10-3 finish that year.
Obviously the environment is different for Coman as a defensive player. The crowd at LSU isn’t as raucous when the Tigers’ offense is on the field. However, Tiger fans will probably bring even more intensity when the Bulldogs take the field in Death Valley at 6 p.m. CT after Coman’s comments.