Hey Fightin' Podcast

Hey Fightin' Podcast

By LSU Football
The official podcast of LSU Football, Hey Fightin' Podcast takes you inside LSU Tiger football all year long. Featuring interviews with players, coaches, and staff, as well as in-depth analysis and a rotating cast of guests, HFP combines unparalleled access with quality storytelling to bring your ears closer to Tiger football than they've ever been before.
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Breiden Fehoko on Growing up in Hawaii, Haka, and his LSU Ohana + James Cregg on LSU's Offensive Line
Breiden Fehoko joins us for the 23rd episode of Hey Fightin' Podcast on his 23rd birthday. Breiden's story is incredible, from growing up in Hawaii to transferring to LSU and everything in between. On today's show, he talks about meeting Dave Aranda in middle school, lying on a permission slip to get his butt whipped at football camp, being the youngest (and the most spoiled) Fehoko, and how his family has come to love LSU. He also talks about the Haka, mana, ohana, $9 milk, and, oh yes, LSU's win over Florida last weekend. After that, we talk with LSU offensive line coach James Cregg, who breaks down what made the Tigers' front so successful against a talented Florida defense. Coach Cregg talks about Lloyd Cushenberry's leadership, Damien Lewis' love for the game, Adrian Magee's emergence, Ed Ingram's return, the development of Saahdiq Charles and Austin Deculus, and the depth behind those guys in Dare Rosenthal, Chasen Hines, and others. Subscribe! Rate! Review!
36:06
October 16, 2019
Hurry Up: Don't Let Good Enough Get in the Way of Greatness
LSU's offense proves itself against an elite defense, and LSU's defense makes the necessary adjustments and crunch time plays to knock off Florida in a statement-making win. On today's Hurry Up, we break down the offense's pedal to the metal mentality and the defense's critical tweak to get off the field in the second half. We talk about the offensive trio (soon to be quartet) no one has an answer for as well as the incredible performance of LSU's offensive line.  We also break down Derek Stingley and K'Lavon Chaisson's second half contributions and hear from a ton of players, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Lloyd Cushenberry, Glen Logan, Chaisson, and Burrow. All that and more on a Hurry Up following a 42-28 win over Florida. 
47:16
October 13, 2019
Bonus Episode: Garrett Brumfield on LSU's Offense, the Florida Rivalry, The Barbershop, Joe Burrow's Weirdness, Lloyd Cushenberry's IQ, Comedy, Movies, Aliens, and So, So Much More
When I started this podcast, I had one regret: that it wasn't around when Garrett Brumfield was a current player.  Bruiser is one of the smartest, most eclectic, and most talented athletes I've ever covered, and he is the perfect podcast guest. So, lucky me, I bumped into Bruiser in football ops the other day, and we made it happen. He joins me today for a bonus episode, and it wanders all over the place. Yes, we do talk about LSU's offense, including Joe Burrow – who is as odd as Brumfield – as well as the rivalry with Florida and being a part of the #ForeverLSU family.  But, we also dive into some of Brumfield's passions: writing, comedy, movies, podcasts, aliens, and, of course, football. This is a wide-ranging episode, but I think it's one you'll enjoy.  LINKS: The Talented Mr. Brumfield For Ja'Marr Chase and Derek Stingley Jr., Iron Sharpens Iron Colton's First Game Follow Garrett on Twitter and Instagram
55:10
October 10, 2019
"It's Just Different When These Two Teams Meet"
Who better to preview LSU-Florida than noted Gator destroyer Jacob Hester? Your favorite No. 18 returns just over a decade after he ran over Florida in a legendary win in Tiger Stadium. Yes, we talk about that game, including a mistake Hester made which he considers the greatest of his football career, but we also talk about Saturday's matchup between two undefeated SEC rivals and what we learned from LSU's win over Utah State. We talk K'Lavon Chaisson, Derek Stingley, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, slowing down Florida's pass rush, cornerback depth, and much more. Rate! Review! Subscribe! 
35:57
October 9, 2019
Hurry Up: Defense Goes Warp Speed, Offense Pumps Brakes in 42-6 Win Over Utah State
LSU's defense had its best outing of the season, holding the nation's ninth-ranked offense without a touchdown. The Tiger offense slowed things down a bit, but other than a few loose plays, continued their dominance, and Joe Burrow stayed right at the front of the Heisman race. On today's Hurry Up, we recap the win with plenty of player and coach audio. - The Number: 7 - The Play: Goalline Stand (sorta) - Game Balls: Jets, Queen, and ZVR's Cab - Press Play: Burrow, Thad, Chase and Fehoko on Stingley, and more - Questions: Coach O's and Yours Back later in the week with another Hester episode.
42:04
October 6, 2019
Hester's Back with a Look Back on Act I and a Look Ahead to Act II
Act I is a wrap, the bye week is over, and LSU is on to Act II of the 2019 season. It's episode No. 18 for HFP, so we bring in our favorite No. 18 to talk LSU football. Jacob Hester is back to break down everything we've learned about the Tigers through four games and what to keep an eye out for over the coming weeks. We talk Joe Burrow's historic start, the running game's growth through four weeks, Ed Ingram's return to the offensive line, getting healthy on defense, Kristian Fulton in the nickel, Derek Stingley doing unprecedented things, and the confidence LSU's special teams is exuding. We also talk Arsenal, Everton, Florida, and Utah State.
31:58
September 30, 2019
Hurry Up: Broken Records
That sweet, sweet sound you're hearing in your ears on today's show might sound like the gentle rise and fall of the ocean's waves, but it's really the sound of a broken record. That's right: I feel like I've recorded this podcast before. I haven't, of course, because LSU just beat Vanderbilt 66-38, and I break down all that actions, as usual, with some help from the locker room sound and the box score. But I'm starting to repeat myself, because every time we talk, the Tigers are breaking offensive records, and I'm talking about how incredible they're performing. Today, it was Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase teaming up for the fireworks in Nashville. We talk about that, and we also give out game balls to a special teams standout who scored once and nearly twice, a freshman defender whose legend can't stop growing, and we hear from Burrow on that sideline confrontation. We also take a crack at what questions Coach O will face at his next presser, including injuries and defensive lapses. Enjoy this episode, then enjoy the bye week. We'll be back before Utah State. 
37:43
September 22, 2019
Jacob Phillips and JaCoby Stevens on High School Rivalries and Going Home + Tommie Robinson on LSU's Running Backs
Who is the real Mr. Football for Tennessee in 2017? LSU went into the Volunteer State three classes ago to pluck a pair of five stars in JaCoby Stevens and Jacob Phillips from the Nashville metro area, and both Tigers will return there Saturday for a clash with Vanderbilt. They talk (9:00) about going home for a road game, but they also talk a little trash about a high school rivalry that turned into a college friendship. They also talk about the growth each has seen in the other, as well as the development of LSU's 2019 defense.  After a great chat with Jacob and JaCoby, we sit down with LSU running backs coach Tommie Robinson to talk about his vision for the Tigers' backs in this new offense, the fit of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the experience of Lanard Fournette, the development of the younger backs, and how recruits have responded to the system. We also update, early in the show, the status of a few defensive players who've picked up injuries in recent weeks, and we hear from Ed Orgeron on the improvement of Joe Burrow. 
35:28
September 17, 2019
Hurry Up: Don't Scream. Scheme.
A 65-14 win over Northwestern State showed us a few things about LSU. The offense has its identity. The defense is still finding its, but learned a lot Saturday and showed its adaptability. And Coach O is having a lot of fun. On tonight's show, we talk about Joe Burrow continuing to build a Heisman resume, Terrace Marshall stealing touchdowns, and Dave Aranda fixing things at halftime. We talk about killer instinct and playing up to standards, and we hear from Burrow, Marshall, Jacob Phillips, and JaCoby Stevens. I also posit a theory: it's better to start slow and get better than dominate early and let up late. 
27:10
September 15, 2019
Pursuing Perfection with Blake Ferguson + Special Teams Coordinator Greg McMahon on Cade York, Derek Stingley, Avery Atkins, and Special Teams Stars
Senior longsnapper Blake Ferguson joins today's show for a wide-ranging conversation that starts with LSU's win over Texas and ends with Chelsea-Arsenal banter. In between, we get into some fascinating stuff: Blake's craftsmanlike approach to his trade, how he and his brother got into the longsnapping game, how his parents have been at every LSU game since 2012, and the inner workings of the special teams room. He talks about Cade York's poise, Zach Von Rosenberg's work ethic, and which special teamers came to football from soccer backgrounds. After that, special teams coordinator Greg McMahon jumps on to break down York's recruitment and early success, Ferguson's leadership, Avery Atkins' consistency, and the culture of special teams at LSU as a launchpoint for young stars in the making.  LSU fans know as well as anyone: special teams gets overlooked until it starts making mistakes, and since McMahon's addition to the program before the 2018 season, mistakes have been few and far between.
39:24
September 11, 2019
Hurry Up: Fireworks in Austin as LSU's Offense Rewrites the Record Books in the Air
Joe Burrow threw for 471 yards. Justin Jefferson, Terrace Marshall, and Ja'Marr Chase all went for 100+ receiving yards.  The defense got two goalline stops and a few big performances, doing enough to get the win, 45-38, over Texas.  WHOOOOOOOOOO BOY. We touch on that and more in today's hurry up, with sound from Joe Burrow and, later, interviews from (in this order) Chase, Jefferson, Marshall, and Cushenberry. It's 3:14 a.m., so I'm going home now. See y'all later this week. 
25:09
September 8, 2019
Grant Delpit on Milk, Media, Music, Fashion, and Texas + Jacob Hester on the X's and O's of the Longhorn and the Tigers
A lot has changed in the last year for Unanimous All-American Grant Delpit. His breakout sophomore season has transformed him from precocious talent to media darling. We talk about the spotlight always shining on him in the latest episode of Hey Fightin' Podcast. We also talk about his milk-fueled high school growth spurt and preview the Texas game.  Before that, Jacob Hester dives deep on the X's and O's of Saturday's game. How will LSU handle Todd Orlando's defense? What does Dave Aranda have up his sleeve for Sam Ehlinger? What are the matchups to look out for?  Didn't do the housekeeping on the episode, so don't forget to subscribe/rate/review/share. 
33:38
September 6, 2019
Justin Jefferson on Breaking Out, Moving to the Slot, and Following in His Family's Footsteps + Mickey Joseph and Georgia Southern Wrap Up
Fresh off a breakout season in 2018 and a stellar start to 2019, junior wide receiver Justin Jefferson joins the show (22:45) for an extended sit down.  Justin dives deep into being the third Jefferson brother to wear the purple and gold, growing up around the program, and breaking out as a sophomore after showing up late as a freshman – when half the team thought he was a walk on. He also discusses some of the outside-the-box approaches the wide receivers implemented this offseason to make sure they're catching more passes and dropping fewer.  Before that, I put a bow on the win over Georgia Southern with some deep statistical dives into the passing game, the offensive line, and a couple of surprising defensive standouts. We also sit down with LSU wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph (15:20) to break down the success of the passing game in week one, when 14 players caught passes.
41:28
September 3, 2019
Hurry Up: Everybody Eats in LSU's 55-3 Win over Georgia Southern
Welcome to the first installment of The Hurry Up, a name I came up with five seconds before recording.  LSU opened the season with a 55-3 win over Georgia Southern in which the Tigers' spread offense shined and the defense shut down the triple option attack of the Eagles. I talk about a couple of things that stood out to me in the game, and we hear from Ed Orgeron, Terrace Marshall, and Justin Jefferson -- but not Joe Burrow, who was swarmed by a startling number of reporters after the game.  If you liked this concept -- quick reaction to the game immediately afterward, with less focus on production value and more focus on timeliness -- let me know, and I'll keep it up for the rest of the season. If you didn't like it, let me know that, too, and I'll happily head home after the game an hour sooner. 
24:59
September 1, 2019
Bonus Episode: Revolutionizing the Health & Wellness Movement with "Mama Shelly" Mullenix
Before she was Mama Shelly, Shelly Mullenix was TiTi. Mullenix’s titles, nicknames, and job responsibilities seem to be in eternal competition to outnumber the other, each reflecting the need she serves to the population that wields it. Mullenix, LSU's Senior Associate Athletic Director for Health and Wellness, is a pioneer in an area of athletics that is growing in importance and recognition, in college sports and beyond. For more than two decades, she's been ahead of the curve with mental health and performance, nutrition, counseling, drug testing, and athletic training.  Today, she sits down for an extended interview to talk about her new role, paving a path for women in athletic training, yoga, suicide, social work, her dreams to build a Health and Wellness Center at LSU, and so much more.  To read the full article on Shelly at LSUSports.net, click here. 
41:29
August 30, 2019
It's Here! + Chris Blair Previews Georgia Southern
It's that second when you wake up, And, sometime between the moment your eyes open And your feet hit the floor, realizing It's here. It's that feeling in your gut, It's Christmas morning and the first day of summer, And just a hint of a fall breeze. It's being a kid again. It's packing up the ice chest And firing up the grill. It's spirit and sunshine And Victory Hill. It's stopping by Mike's cage Just to say hello. It's four familiar notes And zero chance of rain. It's screaming for the Tigers And coming home with a sore throat. It's the glory of the Purple Gold And victory for LSU. After that, Chris Blair joins to preview LSU vs. Georgia Southern and talk about his new podcast, "Hearing Voices." 
34:13
August 29, 2019
Camp Standouts with Jacob Hester + Beer and Wine in Tiger Stadium with Robert Munson
Camp is over. Football season is here. The Tigers are less than a week from opening the season against Georgia Southern at home, and today's focus is on LSU. Camp is over, so which players stood out in the practices and closed scrimmages? We discuss that and more with former LSU running back Jacob Hester. After that, LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson hops on to talk beer, wine, and spiked seltzer in Tiger Stadium. After passage of a new SEC policy allowing universities to sell alcohol to the public inside stadiums during games, LSU has worked endlessly to get ready for game day. We talk with Robert about the questions, logistics, and preparations for a new era inside Tiger Stadium. We also talk about my dad. So, there's that. 
50:14
August 26, 2019
JaCoby Stevens on Changing Positions, John D. Rockefeller, Perfectionism, Opening Up, and Breaking Out in a New Defense
JaCoby Stevens bounced around between positions for the better part of two seasons at LSU, before breaking out late in 2018 as a star safety. His transformation at LSU, however, extends well beyond defensive schemes. The junior safety sat down for a wide-ranging, eye-opening 30 minute conversation on everything from Rockefeller to the LSU Barbershop (where he has recently ascended to first chair) to considering transferring and finally finding a home where he started all along.  JaCoby also talks growing up an LSU fan in Tennessee, inventing the College Football Playoff, his top five cereals, and he constructs an offense made entirely of Tiger defensive players. Trust me: you don't want to miss this conversation with one of the smartest football players – one of the smartest people, period – you'd ever be lucky enough to sit down with.  Back next week with a camp wrap-up and, believe it or not, the first game week of the season.
34:56
August 22, 2019
Preseason Game #2 Recap + ESPN's Rece Davis
LSU completed its second preseason game of the fall on Saturday, and we were there to take in all the action and hear from Coach O afterward. We talk about the depth at receiver on a day where the offense shined and take a look at the battle at left guard. Later in the show, ESPN College Gameday host Rece Davis joins us to give an outsider's perspective on the Tigers, as well as a look at the College Football Playoff race. Rece also talks about growing up in the South as a college football fan and what it's like to work in his dream job. Come back later this week, when we'll have more conversations with players and plenty of news to break down from the last week of fall camp. 
29:51
August 19, 2019
Thaddeus Moss + Dave Aranda's Aggressive Changes on Defense
On today's show, we sit down with LSU junior tight end Thaddeus Moss (16:33), who is healthy and producing this fall for the Tigers. Thad talks about growing up in the limelight of his father, Randy Moss — the greatest receiver of all time. He also dives deep into the frustrations of an injury-riddled 2018 campaign that kept him off the field, his offseason focus on getting healthy for the 2019 season, and his success so far this fall in LSU's new-look offense.  Before that, we take look at Dave Aranda's new-look defense, which features a more aggressive approach. After three seasons on the job, Aranda realized he needed to alter his tactics to get the most out of a 2019 unit full of versatile athletes.  Here's a link to the article referenced in the podcast:  https://lsul.su/2YPXvHV While you're here: rate, review, subscribe, and share with a friend. Back next week with a recap of Saturday's second preseason game. 
31:03
August 15, 2019
Recapping Preseason Game #1, Plus Clyde Edwards-Helaire on LSU's New Offense, Growing up a Tiger Fan, and Military Discipline
The Tigers completed their first preseason game of the fall on Saturday, and we recap all the action from the closed-door scrimmage with audio from Coach O's post-scrimmage press conference. Later, junior running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire sits down to discuss his role in the new offense, his breakout game against Georgia in 2018, growing up with military discipline, and running routes all summer. We've stuck around the top 10 in football podcasts in America, thanks to all your ratings/reviews/subscriptions. Thanks so much for the support, and if you haven't yet, please rate us, review us, and subscribe to get every episode in your feed. If you have, share us with a friend. Back later this week with more camp talk and conversations.  Show Outline: 3:13 - Preseason Game #1 Stats 4:05 - The Defense's Dominance 6:30 - Defensive Standouts 8:00 - Damone Clark's Rising Stock  11:20 - Myles Brennan's Outing 12:55 - Ja'Marr Chase's Outstanding Performance 15:30 - Cade York's Potential  17:40 - Clyde Edwards-Helaire    
36:34
August 12, 2019
Stephen Sullivan: From Sleeping Under a Bridge to Walking Across a Graduation Stage
Stephen Sullivan never imagined he'd graduate from college. But that's what LSU's senior tight end did last week. He sits down on this week's episode of HFP (18:39) to talk about his life. From sleeping under a bridge and in hotel rooms to becoming the first in his family to graduate high school and college, Sullivan enters his final season more motivated than ever and ready to break out in a new position.  Before that conversation, we break down some early storylines in camp, including the improvement of the offensive line, the impressive wide receivers, and the impatient freshman. Also, we hear about one LSU player who has been carrying bricks in his back pack all summer.  Don't forget to leave a five star rating, write up a short (or long) review, and share HFP with all your friends.  Back next week after Saturday's scrimmage in Tiger Stadium. 
35:11
August 8, 2019
Fall Camp Preview with Jacob Hester + Interviews with Lloyd Cushenberry and K'Lavon Chaisson
On the first episode of Hey Fightin' Podcast, digital media reporter Cody Worsham and former LSU running back Jacob Hester preview fall camp. We talk LSU's new offense, the chess pieces on defense, and improving at the line of scrimmage. We then break down a few position battles to keep an eye on for the next few weeks. After that, Cody sits down with the two newest members of the No. 18 fraternity: center Lloyd Cushenberry and edge rusher K'Lavon Chaission. Cushenberry talks growing up a Tiger fan, flipping on Signing Day, and being an LSU football historian, while Chaisson talks overcoming last season's knee injury and his grandmother's unfortunately timed preseason purchases. While you're here, go ahead and give us a five-star rating, write a short review, and share HFP with your friends and family. Back next week with plenty more content from fall camp. 
49:09
August 2, 2019
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