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— Riley Marcantel (@rmarcantel) October 27, 2015
- Mills (“soft tissue issue”) – probable
- White (knee) – probable
- Moore (knee) – questionable
- LaCouture (foot) – questionable
LSU limited WKU’s Kylen Towner, the No. 8 kick returner in FBS, to only 17.9 yards per return, which was well below his average of 30.6. The Tigers also forced Towner to fumble a kickoff return, setting up the offense for a crucial third-quarter touchdown to go up 27-13. The week prior, the Tigers allowed less than 12 yards per kickoff return in their 35-28 win against Florida.
So, that’s fixed – at least for a couple of games. The punting units have had issues. Maybe that’ll come along eventually like kickoffs. LSU has a good amount of young players on those teams. Mistakes happen more with those kind of guys.
You’re not overthinking, no. The game has been decided by a touchdown or less in seven of the last 11 meetings, and three of those have gone to overtime.
This is a great question. Franks is the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class and is expected to enroll early in January. Those two facts would seem to suggest that Franks could play immediately, but does he need to? Probably not at the rate Harris is going.
And think about this: Harris, after this season, will have a full two years on Franks.
If I had to bet, I’d bet that Franks will be redshirted. That said, all it takes is one minor injury to Harris to lift that redshirt off Franks.
He has been overshadowed a bit hasn’t he? It’s odd, indeed. Deion Jones’ emergence and the defensive line’s pressure are probably behind that. Also, most expected this from Beckwith after he overtook DJ Welter in the middle of last season.
That’s a big part of the coverage of a player. Is he doing what’s expected of him? Yes, well, then that’s that. Is he surpassing expectations? Yes, well, let’s write a ton! That’s just kind of how it is.
For those who don’t know, Orgeron spent five seasons as Miami’s defensive line coach (1988-92). It’s clear that Orgeron wants another crack at being a head coach (remember, this), but it might take a lot for him to leave LSU.
After all, Orgeron has said this was his dream job – coaching at LSU. He’s a couple of hours from where he grew up and back in the state in which he attended college. It’s gonna take a lot and a good fit. Is Miami it? Who knows. Only Orgeron could answer that.
Each coverage bust over the last three weeks can be explained in some way …. by the players and assistants. It’s tough for us to explain them since we don’t know the coverage and assignments for that specific play. Players are normally unwilling to share this information, and assistants are not made available to reporters.
I’m not sure scheme has anything to do with it, but there has been more confusion this season in the secondary than I can remember from last year’s unit.
All of the busts seem to have one thing in common: Communication issues. Two players follow one receiver, leaving another wide open. Two players cover the middle of the field leaving one of the flats open. Stuff like that. Jalen Mills is the veteran leader of the group, and he’s been out for much of the season. Upon his full return, communication might get a boost for the better.