PREVIEW: LSU Spring Football
As spring football practice is about to get underway soon the LSU Tigers are looking to rebound after a disappointing 5-5 campaign in 2020. After many changes to the coaching staff and many new recruits added, Coach O and the LSU Tigers are ready for spring football.
LSU has been going through walkthroughs for nearly two weeks and the players can only show so much at walkthrough pace. According to Glenn West of FanNation “That’s why there will be no easing the players into the rigorous practices and goals that coach Ed Orgeron and the staff have in place”. Coach O said on the Off The Bench podcast that he wants his players to have a physical mindset and to be in great condition.
One of the questions for LSU going into spring is who will be the starting QB in 2021? Will it be Max Johnson or Myles Brennan? Coach O has said on multiple occasions and even as recently as a couple weeks ago go on to say that Myles Brennan will be the likely starter for the Tigers in 2021.
With the additions of Jake Peetz as OC and Daronte Jones as DC, the Tigers look to get back to their 2019 form and it will take players on both sides of the ball to gel together to produce wins this season as last season it didn’t look like the team was on the same page. The staff is very excited about the new freshmen class that will be arriving on campus soon. Orgeron himself will also be keeping a close eye on the running back situation. Neither of the freshman running backs, Corey Kiner and Armoni Goodwin, are on campus yet but Coach O has high expectations for both backs. Coach O even went as far as saying that Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery have to step up their games this season.
We can’t talk about offense without acknowledging the two young up and coming WRs LSU has as well, Kayshon Boutte and Koy Moore. In Jake Peetz new offense, I am looking forward to seeing these two just shred defenses especially Boutte. As a freshman last season Boutte broke an LSU record when he garnered in over 300 receiving yards, and I am looking forward to seeing him and Moore put up numbers this season.
Last by certainly not least the defense. LSU hired the former Vikings DBs Coach a few months back and so far he seems like he is going to be a great choice. In press conferences he has said he is going to put players in position to make plays, and also wants players to play fast. After seeing the 2020 Tiger’s defensive efforts I am almost certain Daronte Jones will turn it around.
LSU begins spring practice today (March 16th) and their spring game is April 17th.
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