USA TODAY Sports Columnist Dan Wolken breaks down why SEC teams are improving their schedules.
“It Just Means More.”
That’s the catchphrase that has been affixed to the Southeastern Conference for a few years now. It’s a good punchline for when SEC teams stumble … but based on the actions of the member schools, football specifically just truly means more there.
Which brings us to Sunday, when LSU revealed absolutely jaw-dropping renovations to its Football Operations Building.
The highlight of the new-and-improved building — which according to preliminary plans added an additional 25,000 square feet to a building that just opened in 2005 — is the locker room, which features individual player stalls that can turn into beds. Seriously.
The players, needless to say, seemed excited about it:
In all, the new renovations ran around $28 million, LSU director of equipment Greg Stringfellow said in a video released by the school.
Other highlights of the renovated building include the dining area:
As well as the “Mathieu Players Lounge”:
The lounge was named after former Tigers star Tyrann Mathieu following his donation of $1 million to the program in 2016.