SCOUTING THE OFFENSE
Part of the problem with LSU's uncertain QB situation is the lack of a consistent running game. After rushing for 185 yards per game last year the Tigers are still rushing for 171 yards per game this season but they rushed for only 207 total yards in their two losses to Auburn and Georgia. Combine that with 15 turnovers (third worst in the SEC), and the Tigers aren't helping themselves enough, regardless of who plays quarterback.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE
The front four missed DT Chad Lavalias, who didn't always make the play last year but usually disrupted the line of scrimmage and allowed others to make the plays. DE Marcus Spears remains a quality playmaker, but teams can run away from him or double him with a tight end without losing much. The decision to move juco transfer from Claude Wroten from DT to DE seems to be a positive solution, but the linebackers must cut down on missed tackles and the secondary must do a better job of preventing big plays.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"The Florida game did a lot for us. It brought us even closer together than what we were, and now we trust and believe in the things that the coaches say. When things are called in the huddle, we trust that it's going to work, and we believe in it." -- LSU linebacker Lionel Turner.
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