Brian Kelly is excited to get Joe Foucha back after the Arkansas transfer, who sat out because of academic credit issues, played on the scout team for the last month.

It helped Foucha stay ready. As a scout team member, Kelly said, “He was a pain to deal with because he was so good, playing so hard as a scout team member, that he made us better.” LSU can move him into the lineup to replace Major Burns.

About the next stretch of games, beginning with Auburn this week, and then Tennessee, Florida and Ole Miss to round out October, Kelly expects to learn plenty about the Tigers.

“We’ve been able to make the process necessary to have a modest winning streak,” Kelly said. “This is modest. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. This next month will tell us a lot, right. We’ve got an SEC slate in front of us over the next 4 weeks which will challenge us to a new level. We’ll certainly find out even more about our grit. What kind of football team this will continue to grow to be.”