In the summer of 2012, while looking for writing work online, I came across a call for LSU sports writers from DIG Magazine of Baton Rouge. I wrote Cody Worsham, then editor, and was soon after hired as a freelancer. It was a great experience, as I was able to be credentialed for Tiger Day and for Coach Les Miles' weekly press conferences. This position opened the door to meet both current Tigers and one former one in Alan Risher, quarterback of LSU in the early 1980s. I would have continued writing for DIG if it weren't for the full-time work I found. To this day, I see this experience writing on LSU football as a childhood dream come true.