LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Coach Lance Guidry joked this morning at his press conference that they were just going to keep the rotation going at quarterback and start freshman Cam Smith this week, to keep us all on our toes, but we all know that’s fake news.
Cody Orgeron will be back under center after leading McNeese to their first victory over Central Arkansas in two years. However, Coach Guidry did say he likes the fact they have depth at the QB position.
“We knew we were going to have to use James at some point because of all the run stuff, we knew Cody was going to get tired. If you’re a relief pitcher, but you also do pinch running, it’s not a big deal in baseball," Guidry said. "But, if you become the starting pitcher and you’re still relief running at the end of the game, you’re going to get tired and your arm is going to start to go. You must have a break. Practice is different than the game. In a game everything is live, you get hit, you have to run faster, and you run more plays. He needed a breather and James was there to give him a breather.”
As the Pokes travel down the road to Hammond this weekend to take on Southeastern, McNeese looks to break the record of the home team winning this contest the last four years.