LSU seeking better offensive line play against Troy
BREAKING: LSU announces they will debut purple jerseys with white helmets and “old school” white pants for Saturday’s homecoming game vs. Troy.
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Troy is currently 3-1, and 1-0 in the Sun Belt Conference.
The Tigers enter this weekend with questions surrounding various positions, most notably the offensive and defensive lines, who seem to be lacking quality depth. LSU seems to be inexperienced, and in dire need of veteran players who will step up. Last Saturday vs. Syracuse, LSU’s offensive line posted an embarrassing performance, giving QB’s Etling and Brennan absolutely no time in the pocket.
Ed Orgeron told the media on Thursday that the coaches placed an emphasis on more physical offensive line play. Orgeron also said they worked on the placement of the punt returners, which proved to be an issue in the last two games. In 2008, Troy pulled a near upset of the Tigers, however, LSU posted a 30 point fourth quarter to escape with victory.
“(Troy) is a physical football team. They’ve come into Tiger Stadium and played well. We’ll be ready,” said Orgeron.
Injury update: RB Derrius Guice, DT Rashard Lawrence, S John Battle and DT Ed Alexander have all been listed as “questionable,” for Saturday’s homecoming game. Orgeron will likely keep them healthy until LSU’s monumental matchup at Florida.
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