On the first game:
"It's going to be a great game. It's on a Thursday night and we are preparing. We are getting our minds right. Mississippi State is going to be a great opponent. They (Mississippi State) have been doing some great things. They play hard so we are going to bring our best effort. We are going to come out and play LSU football. Every game will be a hard game and we will take one game at a time."
On decision about the draft:
"I very confident about the decision I have made. It's all in the past. I'm excited about this new season. I made the best decision for me, my family and my team. I'm a 100 percent behind my decision. I'm really looking forward to this season, we have some new guys coming out ready to play hard and represent the state. I'm happy to be apart of it."
On double teaming:
"My coaches have prepared me for everything. Since the scheme changes so much in games you have to be prepared and you can't go into the game just prepared for double teams. At practice we work on every block possible so we can be ready in the game. Our coaching staff does a great job preparing for whatever the other team throws at us."
On media picking LSU to win the SEC Championship:
"There's no pressure. We really don't get involved in the polls. We have a long season to go and we take every game one at a time. It's good to see LSU get respect, but we really don't get involved we are going to control what we can control and everything else will fall into place. "
"Our coach has not said much about Alabama. We will take one game at a time. Every game is big and every opponent will play us their best. We will come out with our A-game every time. You can't focus on one game because we have plenty of games to be played. "
On winning a Championship:
"It would mean a lot. I have not been able to win a Championship since I've been here. It would be great to do that my senior year. I love the team and we have prepared to be in that position. We understand the time is now. We have all the talent, the support staff and the coaches to do that. Our guys are working hard in the summer time and getting ready for camp. We want to capitalize on all our opportunities."