Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis 'excited' about walking into Tiger Stadium 'as an Aggie' _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis


Label Texas A&M offensive tackle Germain Ifedi as someone who's not too impressed with LSU's talent on defense.

At SEC Media Days on Tuesday, Ifedi said the Tigers' defense "doesn't do anything spectacular."

“They don’t have the greatest players in the world. But they just always had the right answers for what you’re doing," Ifedi said.

With new A&M and ex-LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis in College Station, Ifedi said the Aggies instantly improved.

"When I heard (Chavis) was coming to A&M I was excited. It’s a big deal," he said. "(Chavis) has proven he can do more with less and even more with more. He’s proven he’s a great coordinator over the years and he doesn’t need high level players.

"Now we have high level players on defense, so it’s almost scary what he’s going to be able to do.”

The Chavis-led LSU defense held the Aggies to fewer than 20 points in each of the last three meetings – all Tigers’ wins. Sumlin took notice and, even, admitted that he studied Chavis’ scheme after those losses, almost baffled at the defense.

A&M travels to Tiger Stadium to face LSU on Nov. 28.

Dallas Morning News staff writer Kate Hairopoulos contributed to this report. Check out their college football coverage here.