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siliconvalleytiger
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Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012

If you think this is Germans and/or not worth discussing then don't.

The defense looked pretty dominant up until that last Bama drive. What surprised me though was the way they played the rest of the season. Post Bama, the pass rush was gone, the secondary resembled swiss cheese and some teams even got the run going on our vaunted defense.

Were the reasons personnel related, did we get exposed or was it the players not giving the same effort. Some of the things I heard post season about players not giving their all got me thinking about this question.



TheDoc
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
the bama loss meant LSU would not reach their goal that year

winning the SEC


tigerfan84
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Saban made their arse quit


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Dire Wolf
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Sudden Valley
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Just stop


memphstigers23
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
quote:

Just stop
This post was edited on 3/30 at 7:52 pm


HeadBusta4LSU
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
They were on the field to much


teeMike
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
I think it was a combination of a number of things. However, since 2/3rds of that group is no longer with us, I'm moving on. 2012 is history.


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Soft_Parade
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
quote:

Reasons for LSU's defensive decline
LSU's offensive decline
This post was edited on 3/30 at 7:55 pm


jrevonte
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Exhaustion and depression


LSUDonMCO
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Orlando
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Not wanting to get hurt to ruin NFL chances. They quit.


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elprez00
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Like Sonic Sam said, they took the rest of the season off. No SEC/ NC, no care.

I for one am glad that last group of players are gone from the Jefferswag era.


Hugo Stiglitz
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Gray Tiger
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
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I for one am glad that last group of players are gone from the Jefferswag era.


There are NO players left on the team that were here when Jefferson played?


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TorNation
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
While you're at it do you have any questions about the 2011 season?


skullhawk
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
They phoned it in. Look at the Ole Miss game. We don't touch Wallace the entire game until the very end. The guy was a statue back their. When the game was on the line, our defensive line was suddenly unblockable.


siliconvalleytiger
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Member since Apr 2004
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
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While you're at it do you have any questions about the 2011 season?


Not of you.


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marcnbc
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Member since May 2004
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
Sorry...it started with the Towson game when we let them go 80 yards on 6 plays and score a td late in the game.

Next game, UF rushes for 239 yards and has a TOP advantage of 37-22.

Next, USC goes 77 yards on 11 plays and scores a td with under 2 minutes to play.

A&M goes 80 yards on 9 plays to score a td with under 2 minutes.

Defense had trouble with Ole Myth and Clemson as well. The loss of TM7 and the mindset of the 6 juniors that left early were the major problems for the defense this year IMO.



TheBob
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Metairie
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
The head coach places too much emphasis on one game. Hence, inconsistent performances throughout the season.


siliconvalleytiger
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Bay Area, CA
Member since Apr 2004
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
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Sorry...it started with the Towson game when we let them go 80 yards on 6 plays and score a td late in the game. Next game, UF rushes for 239 yards and has a TOP advantage of 37-22. Next, USC goes 77 yards on 11 plays and scores a td with under 2 minutes to play. A&M goes 80 yards on 9 plays to score a td with under 2 minutes. Defense had trouble with Ole Myth and Clemson as well. The loss of TM7 and the mindset of the 6 juniors that left early were the major problems for the defense this year IMO



I thought they played lights out against A&M post adjustment. Even SCAR, they did pretty well. I do agree with the jist of your post though - the warning signs were there early. The lack of effort post Bama probably showed the weaknesses even more because I think the D line quit. Stopped hiding the secondary's newness.
This post was edited on 3/30 at 8:14 pm


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Hurricane Mike
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re: Reasons for LSU's defensive decline post Bama 2012
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the bama loss meant LSU would not reach their goal that year

winning the SEC


That and teams realized our secondary wasn't as strong as the sunshine pumpers thought and they went after it. This is also the reason the sunshine pumpers can't assume the 2013 defense will be as good as the 2011 defense because "we just reload"


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