Countdown to camp: New WR coach

GeauxTigerNation writers David Helman and Gary Laney break down the competitions, issues and talking points of LSU's August camp. Players report to campus Aug. 1 and we'll have a preview segment every weekday in July leading up to the day the players report:

When you look for the reasons why Adam Henry was a good fit to replace Billy Gonzales as LSU's wide receiver coach last February, it's not hard to come up with a long list.

Consider these:

  • As a former player (1990-93) and assistant coach at McNeese State (1997-2006) and, briefly, as a member of the New Orleans Saints, Henry has strong roots in the state. In that time, he's built relationships around Louisiana that make him an effective recruiter of in-state athletes for the Tigers.