Bernie Moore took over as head football coach of one of the deepest and most talented rosters in LSU history. He also had the pressure to win right away. There could be no excuses.
Of course, there was no one to make excuses to. Huey Long died in a hail of gunfire on September 10, 1935. He would not live to see the opening of the 1935 season.
Death would shake the program again when Washington “Wash” Randall, the team’s athletic trainer since 1909, died of heart problems at the age of 61.