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dstone12
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depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?



Little depth at dl and potentially 8 or 9 strong lbs.


Ever a chance that we see 4 lbs in a particular play? ( Not corey thompson playing cloe etc..I am talking about:
Jones
Jones
Alexander
Louis
Barrow
Phillips
Welter and
Melvin or kendall).







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AlwysATgr
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


IMO, yes.

Not a true 3-4 but we adjusted to only three DL vs A&M last year for most of the game.







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ForeLSU
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


unless something changes, no. that's a completely different design from a scheme/assignment standpoint. IMO you'll continue to see base/nickel with some mustang thrown in based on opponent.





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GeauxLSU4
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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you'll continue to see base/nickel with some mustang thrown in based on opponent.

micah, thompson, tre white will be used a great deal



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ATLTiger
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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Ever a chance that we see 4 lbs in a particular play?


possibly, but one of them will likely be at DE/ rushing from a DL position. I could see a mustang with 3 LBs as well. we've done both of those before under Chavis, mostly back in 09.






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wish i was tebow
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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unless something changes, no. that's a completely different design from a scheme/assignment standpoint. IMO you'll continue to see base/nickel with some mustang thrown in based on opponent.



What he said






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sportsfan
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


Seems like this has been discussed at length before.

Short answer...No, Chavis is a 4-3 guy






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Specktricity
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


He wasn't against manziel





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ATLTiger
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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He wasn't against manziel



he was. he just ran a lot more mustang (3-2-6) as the game wore on. his base has always been 4-3 though.






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sportsfan
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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He wasn't against Manziel


That was the Mustang package that has also been talked about at length. Did we ever have 4 LBs in the game at one time against aTm? (Serious question, I don't remember)






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Specktricity
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


I don't think we had 4 lbs ready to play at the time. That's not the point though, I just think Chavis is not as committed to the 4-3 as much as people think. He just wants to get the best playmakers on the field. Depending on the opponent of course.





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Sterling Archer
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


Would love to see that but it probably won't happen.





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ForeLSU
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I just think Chavis is not as committed to the 4-3 as much as people think.


4-3 and 3-4 are base packages, you have alternate sets based on situation and opponent, but you're typically not going to switch up between those two. Lots of folks confuse nickel with 4-2-5 as well.






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sportsfan
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


Agree there, you don't recruit 43 DL and LBs and expect them to fit in a 3-4 scheme. It's two totally different styles of defense. Now, is it possible we see situations where 4 LBs get on the field at one time...maybe. But it will be a small package and situational only, if at all.





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ATLTiger
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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Did we ever have 4 LBs in the game at one time against aTm?


I'm about 1000% sure we didn't. the only time we may - and I'm stressing MAY - have had 4 LBs at once was back in 09 when Chavis would sometimes put Shep or Riley at DE. had to try something with Pep getting 0 sacks as a starter at DE all yr (seriously, how is that possible?)






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mcneil912
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


No. If we run a 3 man front, the missing defensive lineman will be replaced with a DB, not a LB





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koLSU86
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re: depth at lb......could it equate to situational 3-4 on some downs?


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Seems like this has been discussed at length before.


Several times. We've been a 4-3 team for years and yet people still continue to talk about situational 3-4. I don't get what people think you're going to get out of it. I don't get the questioning of d-line depth either honestly. We won't really know how good or deep the line goes till the season starts.






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