After talking about the offensive newcomers, it is time to shift gears and focus on the defensive newcomers that will be joining LSU. Today, I will talk about the newest defensive linemen that will join the Tigers and I will even include the Jack players too as they are defensive end/linebacker hybrids. — Read on …
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The Tigers were in desperate need of quality veterans but also young potential stars it could build the defense around for years to come. While that’s something that usually comes in the form of freshmen talent, the 2023 portal haul was No. 1 in the country for a reason. — Read on 247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/trio-lsu-football-transfers-top-247sports-portal-additions-206465925/
Entering spring football, the hype machine for the LSU offense continues to build and for good reason. The Tigers return two quarterbacks capable of starting, a veteran running back room and have plenty of playmakers at the tight end and wide receiver positions. When you add in the fact that LSU will see continuity along …
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In this excerpt from Late Kick Live, Josh Pate questions how LSU's defense will be retooled and tweaked during Spring practices. — Read on http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/video/late-kick-how-will-lsu-approach-issues-on-defense-during-the-spring/amp/
Ten of the 11 transfers addressed needs on that side of the ball, and most of them are expected to contribute right away with only five starters back. After all the turnover, the personnel will look much different from last season with a few notable exceptions. — Read on http://www.nola.com/sports/lsu/breaking-down-the-early-depth-chart-for-the-lsu-defense/article_3d1f0b64-a4f0-11ed-89ec-a3ffe8db667d.amp.html
This unit is more of a challenge to pin down. LSU’s offense is bringing back most of its production. The defense, however, is losing several key pieces. BJ Ojulari and Ali Gaye are gone after holding down the edge spots since 2020. The secondary is going through another makeover and veteran linebackers Micah Baskerville and …
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Brooks was another transfer that helped lead the defense to a solid season. Coming in from Arkansas, he was used to SEC talent, but this was for sure the biggest role in his career. He was named Newcomer of the Year at the LSU awards, pointing to a huge contribution to the team. — Read …
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Wingo was one of the big revelations for the team this year. When Maason Smith went down, everyone groaned at the fact that LSU lost a potential All-American at the very start of the season. While they did lose him, they were able to replace him with another All-American, as Wingo was recently named to …
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It’s no secret LSU’s defense has seen immediate success with defensive coordinator Matt House at the helm. The ability to differentiate schemes, while keeping both superstars Harold Perkins and BJ Ojulari on the field at the same time, has elevated this unit to new heights. Despite the front four getting most of the credit, it’s …
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Garner, Bernard-Converse, Richardson, Brooks and Ward have played the majority of the snaps. Prior to his injury, Burns played as much as anyone, and Foucha missed the first four games, but his working his way into a sizeable role. — Read on lsutigerswire.usatoday.com/lists/lsu-football-evaluating-every-defensive-back-week-8/
Defensive coordinator Matt House’s unit has been a brilliant spot for the Tigers by way of the first half of the season, however the final two weeks towards each Tennessee and Florida had been actually a problem. — Read on blackchronicle.com/lsu-football-grading-the-defense-against-florida/
The 2022 season is LSU’s first under head coach Brian Kelly. Kelly was hired at LSU Dec. 2, 2021. He served as Notre Dame’s head coach from 2010-21, compiling a 92-40 record. — Read on volswire.usatoday.com/lists/lsu-football-defense-inside-tigers-scoreless-second-half-possession-streak-ahead-of-playing-tennessee-vols/
As his football team continues preparation for Saturday night’s home game vs. LSU, Auburn’s head coach, Bryan Harsin, offered high praise on Wednesday about what he is seeing from LSU’s defense as a whole and the guys up near the line of scrimmage in particular. The teams will face off at 6 p.m. CDT at Jordan-Hare Stadium. …
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No matter the opponent, it’s hard to completely shut out an offense in college football. It’s just not the way football is set up. The game is tailored to the offense having usually some modicum of success. — Read on 247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/defensive-dominance-proves-lsu-tough-out-sec-194203423/Amp/
The LSU Tigers’ defense was up to the task on Saturday of stopping Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach and his air raid offense — Read on http://www.on3.com/college/lsu-tigers/news/brian-kelly-reveals-how-matt-house-defense-limited-mike-leach-air-raid-offense/
Adjustments. That’s much of what LSU wanted during the past two years of decline. Whether it be Bo Pelini’s stubbornness on defense or the Jake Peetz offense failing to adapt, much of the end of the Ed Orgeron era stemmed from a program that appeared behind its SEC rivals. — Read on theathletic.com/3606196/2022/09/19/lsu-football-brian-kelly-mississippi-state/
LSU learned some truly awful news on Monday when it was reported that star interior lineman Maason Smith would be lost for the 2022 season with a torn ACL. — Read on 247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/how-maason-smith-injury-affects-lsu-football-192801566/
LSU enters the game as a slight betting favorite, playing on a neutral field in their home state. Most people feel the battle within the battle will be in the trenches. — Read on chopchat.com/2022/08/31/fsu-football-will-lsu-elite-defense-in-2022/amp/
The defensive side of the ball is a bit more cut-and-dry in Baton Rouge than the offensive side and doesn’t really feature many position battles akin to what the team has seen at quarterback and along the offensive line. — Read on lsutigerswire.usatoday.com/lists/lsu-football-defensive-depth-chart-week-1-projection/
Full interviews with LSU football defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo, safety Sage Ryan, linebacker Greg Penn III and corner back Jarrick Bernard-Converse. — Read on tigerbait.com/s/4354/watch-lsu-tigers-wingo-ryan-penn-iii-and-bernard-converse-talk-football
There have been injuries, blown coverages, and talented players coming up a little bit short. Brian Kelly spoke about the safety group during his radio show on Thursday night, and he said he feels good about where that group is at. — Read on lsutigerswire.usatoday.com/2022/08/26/lsu-football-brian-kelly-high-expectations-for-safeties/
With fall camp nearing the finish line, rotations are beginning to emerge with this defensive unit. It comes as no surprise that the front four has asserted themselves as the top position group on this side of the ball, but what about the rest of this Tiger defense? — Read on http://www.yardbarker.com/college_football/articles/amp/updated_projection_for_lsus_defensive_starters/s1_16586_37809514
The LSU defense struggles in the scrimmage after having a great practice the day before. — Read on http://www.fox8live.com/video/2022/08/17/lsu-defense-fails-pull-it-together-during-scrimmage/
Of all the failings from the final two years of the Ed Orgeron era, the defensive degradation is among the most notable. While that unit wasn’t the … - Read on LSU in good shape per these future defensive power rankings