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|LSU defense stands up|
Well, it seems I've been so consumed with the Tiger offense this year that I have talked little about the Tiger defense.
And are they ever worth talking about.
I believe it's the hardest hitting group Les Miles has ever had and close to some of Nick Saban and Will Muschamp's bunch.
And this freshman group appears to be lights out with the way they play.
Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, Barkevious Mingo, Sam Montgomery, Tahj Jones are all stepping on the field for the first time and making an impact.
Meanwhile, Kelvin Sheppard has been an All-American, Drake Nevis is LSU's Mount Drake, Morris Claiborne stepped up his game and Ryan Baker is a hitting machine.
If this young group continues to improve, LSU will only need to score about 20 points a game. Thank goodness.
OK, you knew I couldn't stay off of Gary Crowton that long.
LSU's offense was much improved, but the defense had a lot to do with that.
Jordan Jefferson looked more comfortable, but still only threw 16 passes, completing 10 for 97 yards.
The problem is that Jefferson only completed two passes downfield the entire game.
It's past time to take the training wheels off. Let Jefferson let it rip downfield and it will open up a whole lot more on offense.
You've got one of the best receiving corps in the nation with Rueben Randle, Terrence Tolliver, Russell Shepard and Deangelo Peterson when he returns.
You can open it up even more with some bubble passes (I saw Jimbo Fisher run that at Florida State earlier this year and smiled at the memories).
Get the ball to Shepard with a blocker out front or a swing or screen pass to Stevan Ridley would work wonders.
Ridley's quick burst is amazing and he is a better open field runner than most people would think.
Saturday's contest against West Virginia should be an entertaining one and gives the Tigers a chance to keep moving up the polls.
The Mountaineers are led on offense by running back Noel Devine who rushed for 1,549 yards on 241 rushing attempts and 13 touchdowns and averaged 6.1 yards per carry.
Sophomore Geno Smith has thrown 101 passes completing 71 for 800 yards and seven touchdowns.
I guarantee you those Mountaineers have not seen a defense like what they will see Saturday night.
Hopefully, Tiger fans will see an LSU offense like they haven't seen so far this season.
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