"Of course I'm easing up," Brown says. "These guys know who they are now. I'm not overmotivating anymore. I've let the venom drip away. I'm at peace."
When the coach really wants to loosen up, he'll even interrupt his periodic fasting to join the Tigers at their training table. Training table in Baton Rouge includes file gumbo, shrimp Creole, jam-balaya, crawfish �touff�e and assorted other delicacies of the Cajun country. After all, nobody at LSU should have to eat popcorn. Or wear empty popcorn boxes ever again.