SCOUTING THE OFFENSE
QB Marcus Randall has a lot to prove as a starting quarterback, but he doesn't have to prove it all at once. Not with a solid offensive line that returns three starters and some quality depth, led by stud center Ben Wilkerson, and four talented tailbacks in Justin Vincent, Joseph Addai, Shyrone Carey and Alley Broussard. Young receivers such as Dwayne Bowe and Early Doucet are talented, but unproven, so return specialist Skyler Green must become the go-to receiver immediately.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
The Tigers lost DT Chad Lavalais and DE Marquise Hill to the NFL draft, but they still have DE Marcus Spears, DT Kyle Williams and DE Melvin Oliver, who has seen plenty of playing time during his career. If juco transfer Claude Wroten continues to improve at DT, the Tigers will be tough up front once again. Combine that with the best pair of corners in the SEC, seniors Corey Webster and Travis Daniels, as well as MLB Lionel Turner and safety LaRon Landry, and LSU starts with a strong core of proven players.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Taking nothing away from (Chad Lavalais and Marquise Hill), those guys were incredible players. You don't get those guys every year on your team. But our system works well for being able to produce and make plays as a defensive lineman. It allows you to attack." -- LSU DT Kyle Williams.
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