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"It Just Felt Right": Aranda makes strong impression during introductory press conference

January 20, 2020

WACO — Less than 24 hours after the confetti had fallen in the New Orleans Superdome—after the NCAA championship trophy had been hoisted and the cigars had been smoked—the highest-paid assistant in college football hosted a gathering at his Baton Rouge home.



King Cake.

The works.

Festive as it sounds, the Jan. 14 feast at Dave Aranda’s place wasn’t in celebration of LSU’s NCAA championship victory over Clemson one night earlier. As the Tigers made plans to visit the White House, their defensive coordinator was already preparing for what might come next.

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