The Tigers kick off the season in two short weeks with hopes of returning to Omaha and the College World Series. But gone are players like Mason Katz, Raph Rhymes and Chris Cotton. This year's team will have a new look but the same expectations.
"There's no hiding the fact we lost a lot of outstanding players from last year's team," Mainieri said. "A lot of big shoes to fill, but around here, people don't want to hear excuses. They just want to see you reload."
Mainieri met with the media for about 50 minutes during a press conference. You can get all the notes and quotes by clicking the link below, and stick with TSD for more previews of the 2014 LSU Baseball team over the next two weeks.