Hmmm. Gaining “20 to 30 pounds” without losing a step is quite a feat:
Undergoing a physical transformation in the other direction, Montgomery enters the season in better shape than in 2011.
“Sam (Montgomery) has gained 20 to 30 pounds and hasn’t lost a step,” Chavis said. “That’s a credit to (strength and conditioning coordinator) Tommy Moffitt and what they have done in the offseason. We don’t want him to put on that weight just to be bigger and stronger. He was already very strong for his size.”
Montgomery said he worked with Moffitt on his diet and weight-room routine.
“We just changed little things about my diet like what time I eat and don’t eat,” Montgomery said. “I want to do things the right way and live better than ever before in my life and get back to the guy I used to be when I was one through 18 years old.”
Montgomery said his added muscle will help most at the end of games.
“I don’t get as tired going tempo, and I won’t get as tired in the fourth quarter,” he said. “I’m more focused and alert. Those are the small things that will make big changes late in the game.”
Last year at this time we were also hearing how LSU players were in the best shape of their collective lives. With a game against Oregon looming in the 2011 season opener, the LSU staff went the opposite way, slimmed down their defense and supposedly worked them at break neck speeds to get ready for the game. This year, I guess they are trying to get ready for Warmack, Jones, Fluker and the gang.