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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heyfightinpodcast/support

Hey Fightin' Podcast LSU Football

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    • 4.9 • 495 Ratings

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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/heyfightinpodcast/support

    Jack Marucci Talks Technology, New Title, Advanced Analytics, Summer Projects, Building Bats, and Much More

    Jack Marucci Talks Technology, New Title, Advanced Analytics, Summer Projects, Building Bats, and Much More

    Note: To see some of the visual elements discussed on today's show, watch this interview on YouTube. 
    If you're a fan of LSU Football or Major League Baseball, you know Jack Marucci.   
    Maybe you've heard him on this podcast before – he's always among our most listened to episodes. 
    Maybe you read about his work with eye-tracking technology during LSU's Summer of 10,000 Catches.
    Or maybe you've seen Major Leaguers swinging bats bearing his name.   
    Either way, Marucci's name is familiar to most, and so his is work as The Brain of LSU Football.  
    Now, he's got a new title with LSU. As Director of Performance Innovation and Special Projects, Marucci will turn his focus full time to data-driven decision-making, high-tech solutions, and quantitative answers to qualitative questions, giving LSU Football – and all of LSU Athletics – the winning technological and scientific edge.  
    On today's show, Jack talks about the importance of cognitive testing and this summer's special projects, position by position – including route-running efficiency tracking for skill players, eye-tracking for the secondary, reaction timing for the linemen, and a touch of virtual reality.   Other topics include: his new position, the story behind Marucci bats, the intersection of character and success, his affinity for woodworking, and much, much more.   
    Show Outline: 
    0:00 - Long intro
    6:18 - Jack Marucci joins the show
    6:51 - Mental Side of Football 
    10:12 - Testing mental skills 
    15:32 - Position by position matrices for LSU Football's summer testing 
    22:02 - S2 Cognition testing process 
    28:42 - Makeup of 2021 LSU Football team 
    32:55 - EA Sports virtual oculus testing 
    34:14 - Where Marucci's innovative ideas come from 
    37:09 - Carving wooden stadium bowls 
    39:10 - The story behind Marucci Bats 
    47:25 - Polymaths and secrets to success 
    51:26 - The importance of listening to players 
    54:01 - How Jack's new role is a game changer for LSU 


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Blake Baker, LSU Linebackers Coach

    Blake Baker, LSU Linebackers Coach

    Blake Baker is all in at LSU.   

    It doesn't hurt that his wife is a former Tiger soccer standout from Mandeville. It doesn't hurt that he played four years of college football in New Orleans, either.   

    But mostly, Baker's bought into the vision Ed Orgeron has for the program, Daronte Jones has for the defense, and he has for the Tigers' linebackers.  He talks about giving that position group a fresh start, playing to each players' strengths, memories of Mandeville, and more on today's episode.  

    Watch all Hey Fightin' Podcast videos, including this one, on our YouTube Page. 


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    • 23 min
    Andre Carter: LSU's Defensive Line Coach and Renaissance Man

    Andre Carter: LSU's Defensive Line Coach and Renaissance Man

    There's more to Andre Carter than meets the eye.

    And plenty meets the eye. He's not all that far removed from an NFL career in which he registered 80.5 career sacks, and just by looking at him, you'd like his chances to suit up on Sundays this fall and get a sack or two off the edge.

    But Carter matches physical prowess with mental acuity. He's sharp, energetic, and curious – a language-learning pianist who studied Taekwondo in childhood and listens to stand-up comedy on long road trips.

    At his core, though, he's all football, which is why he chose coaching over retirement. He loves the game, and he loves the players.

    We talk the Tigers' deep defensive line, his coaching philosophy, his many interests outside of football, and more. 


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    • 25 min
    Defensive coordinator Daronte Jones on Scheme, Spring, Travel, Bourbon, Books, and More

    Defensive coordinator Daronte Jones on Scheme, Spring, Travel, Bourbon, Books, and More

    Daronte Jones has been everywhere, man.   

    Paris. Amsterdam. Milan. London. The list of destinations visited by LSU's well-traveled defensive coordinator is endless.  But now, he's in Baton Rouge, looking to build a defense that can bring the Tigers back to championship heights. 

    On today's episode of Hey Fightin' Podcast, Jones talks about his journey around the world and back to Louisiana, touching on scheme, spring takeaways, bourbon, books, and, of course, travel.   

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    • 27 min
    Ja'Marr Chase + NFL Draft Preview and Spring Football Recap with Jacob Hester

    Ja'Marr Chase + NFL Draft Preview and Spring Football Recap with Jacob Hester

    Ja'Marr Chase is on the verge of history.

    But he's still the same ol' Ja'Marr Chase. 

    He joins the podcast (47:18) to discussing changing the game at LSU, but staying the same in the NFL Draft process. Watch the conversation with Ja'Marr here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpbQRFMrDvA

    Before that, Jacob Hester joins me to recap Spring football and preview the Draft.

    Watch the conversation with Hester here: https://youtu.be/UpdIz47CeZQ

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    Thanks to our friends at Cox for sponsoring today's episode. 

    Watch Together. Cheer Together. Celebrate Together. Even if You’re Not Actually Together. Cox Communications. Proud Partner of LSU Athletics


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    JaCoby Stevens + Racey McMath

    JaCoby Stevens + Racey McMath

    JaCoby Stevens came to LSU determined to leave a legacy.  

    Consider it left.   

    Before setting Pro Day on fire with his outrageous performance in the vertical leap, Stevens sat down for one last interview before his NFL career begins.  Up for discussion are his goal to post "freaky numbers," his understanding of the investment teams are set to make in him, and his role at the next level.

    Watch JaCoby's interview here. 



    Where do you want Racey McMath to play?   

    Need a special teams tackle? He can do that.   

    Need a receiver to take the top off the defense? He can do that too.  T

    ight end? H-back? Whatever it takes, that's what McMath will do.  

    The day before he ran a 4.3 40 at LSU's Pro Day, catching the eye of NFL scouts everywhere, McMath talked about his LSU career, his hopes at the next level, and more. 

    Watch Racey's interview here.


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    • 28 min

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495 Ratings

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Seems to be missing in action

Not sure what happened, but this podcast seems to me no longer publishing content. 🤷‍♂️

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When things got hard

Really enjoyed this podcast but it seemed when things got tuff.....nothing. Hope it will get back up and running if LSU football starts winning later this year.

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