Paul Mainieri thinks it'll be a 'great story' if Nick Storz helps LSU's football team


No pun intended, but LSU's newest tight end came "kind of out of left field."

More specifically, the pitcher's mound. 

Nick Storz, a 6-foot-6, 262-pound, right hander is now catching balls instead of throwing them and Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron thinks his new player "is a gift."

"I'd have offered this guy off of the film I saw of him in high school," Orgeron told Bobby Hebert on Sports Talk last week. "I think we got a guy that's really going to help us this year."

Storz has been participating in LSU's voluntary workouts after talking to LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri about his interest in playing football.

"I said 'Well first of all, where are you talking about playing football? You transferring?" Mainieri said. "He said no, I'd like to do it at LSU."

Mainieri said Storz gave his high school film to LSU's strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt who passed them on to Orgeron. 

"As I've watch the football videos of him, I can see why coach O got excited," Mainieri said.

Mainieri said Storz still wants to baseball and would only have to miss fall workouts to both sports but Mainieri has had successful players like Chad Jones, Jared Mitchell and Spencer Ware play both.  He thinks it'll be a "great story" if Story is able to help the football team this season.