LSU scrimmage observations

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  1. ledfoot

    ledfoot Founding Member

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    Just got back from watching the Tigers scrimmage today. I didn't have anything to write on so all this is from memory.

    QB's: Randall ran the 1st team exclusively. Russell and Flynn ran all three
    offenses. Randall looked like the same Randall as last year. His short
    game looked good but still can't throw deep accurately. Russell has a
    cannon for an arm. Everybody already knows this. Whoever labeled
    Russell as not being mobile is full of it. He's got quick feet and ran
    once lowering his shoulder. That's a big guy to bring down. Russell's
    short game is right on, recievers dropped some hard passes. Flynn
    probably had the best numbers passing. He is accurate anywhere on
    the field. He also ran outside a couple of times and got good yardage.
    All three QB's threw into bad coverage, but this was against the 1st
    team DB's. I think Randall will start the season for leadership reason's
    ala Herb Tyler, but will give way to the better passers during the
    season.
    RB's: Gee whiz, we're loaded. Vincent looked solid. Number 2 man is
    Broussard. He ran amuck up the middle and even caught a couple of
    passes for big yardage. I don't know if the D is soft up the middle or
    if Broussard is that good. Barrington Edwards is going to play. He had
    2 or 3 runs to the outside for big gains and a long run for a TD. The
    guy is fast. Addai was at reciever and didn't catch any that I saw. I
    think he was filling in for some recievers running track today.
    Recvr: Skyler Green looked like typical Skyler. Catch the ball, big gain. No
    other recievers really stood out. Lots of dropped balls. I think there
    were a few recievers not playing because of a track meet today, so
    there were a lot of backups in. The freshman can't play yet.
    OL : Looked huge. No mistakes, only one sack.
    DL : Gave up yardage up the middle but that because of the OL and RB's.
    Other than that they looked good. No worries about next season.
    DB's: Did not give up one pass deep. No open recievers or missed coverages.
    They're going to be tough this season. They also had one INT (#13)
    can't remember his name.
    LB's : No drop off here.
    Kickers : Who ever #41 is, is going to be the starter for FG's. He made 2 from
    47 yards out and one from 38. He also kicked off and put the ball in
    the back of the endzone. The other kicker (#39) missed twice from
    47yds but made all the PAT's.
    Punter : # 36 made most of the punts. Only one short punt, the rest were
    plenty long and a couple low and long.
     
  2. geauxscott

    geauxscott Founding Member

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    How did you get to go to the scimmage and how do you not know who #13 is???

    #13= Corey Webster
     
  3. geauxscott

    geauxscott Founding Member

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    oh, I forgot.....thanks for the info :grin: :grin: :grin:
     
  4. tiger fan 2001

    tiger fan 2001 Founding Member

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    Broussard is not fun to tackle. I know JV was hot last year but watch Broussard this year. He is a lot like Toe in that as the game goes on you want to hit him/get hit by him less.
     
  5. tygertail

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    i agree with tigerfan, broussard is a fricken wrecking ball. i think he will run alot early and then see JV finishing off defenses later in the game.
     
  6. edyel

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    LSU's running game will be hard to stop this year,and just when the defenses think they have it figured out the passing game will start to click. I really don't think people (sports writers) have a clue as to just how good this team will be this year. I think Coach will even hold back a little in the Spring Game so we continue to fly under the radar. LSU # 4 in preseason polls,yea,o.k.,whatever you say.
     
  7. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Starting the season at #4 is just fine, the last thing we need is to start off #1 and come out the blocks with the big head. Starting at #4 means you don't have to win 5 or 6 games to climb into the top 10 like in years past and you don't have to worry about some team ranked ahead of you playing a patsy schedule and never losing so you have trouble passing them. I think we still have a few question marks on this team losing two great DL's, being very very young at WR and the QB situation still muddy but Saban has a ton of talent to use to plug the holes it just may take a little time for some of the young talent to develope. As talented as the incoming freshman class is it is going to be hard for them to earn playing time with so much talent ahead of them. I don't see more than four or five of them getting significant playing time other than special teams(JC transfers excluded) but the ones that see the field should be impact players. Another class like last years and high preseason rankings will be automatic much like Notre Dame and Florida St in the 90's. It's a good time to be a Tiger fan. :geaux: :lsug: :champs:
     
  8. TigerStagg

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    it's so hard to judge qb's in scrimmages like this. I remember how horrible Ro & the offense looked in the '01 spring game. Of course Ro went on to have a record shattering championship year. It's tough to decide just how much stock to put intrasqaud scrimmages. Not only does the D know the personnel very well but they have also seen every play we run 50 times. Not to mention our skill on D is as good as it gets. Naturally the offense is not going to light it up.
     
  9. TejasTiger

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    Starting at #4---which I think is likely, by the way, is fine with me.

    The only 3 that could be ranked ahead of us at the beginning of the season are (in no order) USC, Oklahoma and Georgia, and we get Georgia in October.


    My predicted preseason top 4 (in order): Oklahoma, USC, Georgia, LSU
     
  10. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    I would expect that by the time next fall rolls around one of the big programs in the country, maybe even 2, will get hyped up because some kids is having a great pre-season according to a writer and they will jump us in the polls. hopefully that does happen and we can start in the bottom of the top 10. might help take a little of the bullseye off of us but I doubt it.
     

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