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LSUSports.net reporter Emily Dixon recently caught up with senior linebacker Duke Riley for the latest edition of Inside the Huddle.

Dixon asked Riley about defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, new head coach Ed Orgeron and the upcoming game against Alabama.

Question: Describe DC Dave Aranda for us:

"He's honestly the best thing to ever happen to me. He just coaches us like grown men. He doesn't have us out there thinking too much. We're just out there playing fast and physical."

Q: On Ed Orgeron taking over as head coach:

"The main thing he wanted to do was to bring us all closer together, make it all connect. Making us all one heartbeat, one team."

Q: On getting over the hump against Alabama:

"Let's be honest, we all know the past history with Alabama. I haven't won a game against them since I've been here. I don't want that feeling leaving here."

"We know it's going to be a dogfight. We have to give everything we got, we know we have to be perfect. We're going to play fast and physical."

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KJ Malone in the background ??
Reply54 months
The players deserve the best. The changes have been a shot in the arm to the entire roster and staff.
Reply54 months
He's right. Aranda has lived up to his reputation of improving linebacker play. It's been a fast turnaround and I'm excited to see how much better we can get after his first year.
Reply54 months
Dr. pepper is good
Reply54 months
I cold Dr Pepper heya, I cold!!!!
54 months
It's funny how all of this great talent is just now being exposed to the rest of the world...guess miles was just saving them for rainy nites in Tiger Stadium...
Reply54 months
That is how you sound confident without sounding cocky. I really like his attitude.
Reply54 months
I dunno, more and more I think about it, I'm thinking Aranda needs to be at the top of that second group of candidates if the Hermans, Jimbos, and Kellys fall by the wayside.
Reply54 months
Well... He is the Assistant Head Coach...
54 months
He got me to buy into it.
Reply54 months
Possibly the gayest thing I've heard all year.
Reply54 months
Such a troll
54 months
Your name gives you away...
54 months
Go back to new york
54 months
I thought I was!
Reply54 months
bass
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we CAN NOT let Aranda get away, ever!
Reply54 months
Dr Pepper is serioisly the greatest thing that's ever happened to me
Reply54 months
"One Heartbeat - One Team"
Reply54 months
Duke Riley went from maybe a camp invitee to potentially getting drafted. Helluva turnaround!!
Reply54 months
Getting drafted no doubt. Debo 2.0.
54 months
He has had a VERY GOOD season to date, exceeded my expectations. Was concerned about his size, but that has not been a factor. Hope he can get off/avoid the OL blocks, and make some plays next Sat, GT!
54 months
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