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"I don't care if we lose 20 games in a row this year, the program is in good shape and is going to be just fine," said Alleva, who hired Johnson.
"You've just got to let it play out. I see a lot of good things for next year. People just need to have some patience."
Said Johnson: "The bottom line is we're 10-15 despite three or four games that could have gone either way. Nobody feels worse than the players or I do. Everybody wants instant gratification; they don't have patience right now. I understand. But I always believed it's better to understand than to be understood."
Basketball games at LSU used to be popular spots for football players, football coach Les Miles, his assistants and recruits. Bringing a recruit to a basketball game at LSU or Auburn these days could mean an immediate de-visit. LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, who hired basketball coach Trent Johnson after the 2007-08 season, has not even been to a lot of games.