Mainieri: "Excited" to start the LSU baseball season
by Deke Bellavia,posted Feb 14 2013 11:45AM
LSU Coach Paul Mainieri is excited as his LSU Tigers open the 2013 season this Friday night.
"I’ve been coaching for over 31 years now, and I still get very excited when the season begins,” Mainieri told me and Bobby Hebert as he joined the radio huddle on SportsTalk.
The 3rd-ranked Tigers open their 2013 season this weekend at Alex Box Stadium with LSU entertaining the ACC’s Maryland Terrapins, and he also went on to talk about what Tigers Fans can expect from the baseball team this season.
"It's going to be a little chilly at the Box Friday night but we are all looking forward to the start of the season," said Mainieri.
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Coach Mainieri also went on to talk about the loss of coaching great Ron Fraser, one of the all-time great coaches in the history of college baseball.
"It was a great loss for me. Coach Fraser and my father were close and I learned a lot from him. He was a great guy,” Mainieri said of Fraser, who passed away last month.
Mainieri is entering his 7th season as the Head Coach of the Tigers.