BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade - unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider.
"I have not met with Will," Woodward said during his formal introduction as LSU's top athletics official on Tuesday afternoon. "We've seen each other in group meetings. I need to be briefed and I need to find out what's going on. Coach Wade is LSU's coach and until then he's going to have my 100 percent support."
Woodward agreed last week to leave Texas A&M and take over at LSU for Joe Alleva, who has been reassigned within the university in the wake of a troublesome episode for the basketball program.