LSU interim head coach Tony Benford made an appearance on the SEC’s coaches teleconference on Monday, part of his new job as Will Wade’s temporary replacement. Benford was of course asked about the status of his team and the status of his role as head coach, to which he said he is planning to keep sitting in the big coach’s chair in Nashville.
“I haven’t been told otherwise,” said Benson, when asked if he will coach the Tigers in the SEC Tournament. “We’ll just prepare like we are, like we did going into the Vandy game, and just get prepared for the tournament.”
Benford added that he’s unsure if LSU will have two of its stars, Javonte Smart and Naz Reid, in the SEC Tournament. Smart sat out the regular season finale due to allegations of a pay-for-play agreement in his recruitment. Reid missed the regular season finale was out with an injury.
LSU is a mess right now.