BATON ROUGE — A new day has dawned for LSU Athletics.

Scott Woodward has officially been minted as LSU’s 10th athletic director and there couldn’t be more excitement surrounding his arrival.

“It was a call I couldn’t say no to,” said Woodward, a Baton Rouge native and LSU graduate.

An alum from the Class of 1985, it was truly a homecoming for Woodward, who addressed the media, Board of Supervisors and others inside the Manship School.

“For me, here today, humbled and honored are gross understatements,” he said.

Woodward faced questions regarding Will Wade, enhancing the game day experience, and even made funny references to Thomas Wolfe, Tecumseh Sherman and B.B. King.

“I can only end with the greatest thing I know: Geaux Tigers!”

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