LSU Fall Camp
By: Andy Bryson
After attending LSU’s practice, I came away with several conclusions. First being that LSU is severely underrated going into this season. Now that is a great thing for Tiger fans because the Tigers will be able to surprise a bunch of teams this season. There is some great competition at Quarterback now that Anthony Jennings has returned from suspension. I fell that when the Tigers line up this season in the Spread, there will be mismatches all over the place. LSU currently has one of, if not, the best running back duo in the backfield. At Tight End, LSU has the best two receiving Tight Ends in the Nation. The Offensive Line has gotten massive in recent years, and have also improved their overall football skills under Coach Grimes. Do I even need to say anything about LSU Wide Receivers? No, I don’t but I will. The Wide Receiver core at LSU is fast, agile, and ready for the long run. Now the on the Defensive side, the Tigers always place in the top of all colligate teams, and this year should be no different.
Why do you ask why I am so confident about the Tigers? Good question. When the Tigers line up in a spread, there is so much speed and talent on the edges that everyone will have to spread out their defense . The opposing team’s Safeties will have to come out of the box and play on the edges. What does that mean for us? That means that there will be holes in the middle for our running backs to run through; and I, for one, am looking forward to watching some 5’11”, 190 lbs Safety try and stop 6’1”, 235 lbs Fournette. The only question concerning the Tigers is at the Quarterback position. To be honest, I did not see that as a problem when I was at LSU. Both Jennings and Harris were connecting with their receivers and backs on both deep and short passes. As long as Miles allows the offence to throw the ball about 40-60% of the time, the Tigers will be a mismatch for any team in the best possible way.
In short, the Tigers are going to be in a great position this season with all those athletes they have signed in the past three years. LSU has recruited a top five class in all of the past three years depending on which recruiting source you look at. I look to see the Tigers have a 10 win to Undefeated season this year. LSU is just too talented and experienced to do any less. After all, LSU started and played 22 true freshmen last season. Geaux Tigers!