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TIGERSby10
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For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...



With the departing Seniors and early enrollees to the draft (especially on defense), one would think it will be tough to replace these guys and still be dominant. LSU is not the only top SEC team that will have to do this. Here are the other SEC teams will players lost to the draft (not counting supplementary draft):

LSU- 9
Bama- 9
UF- 8
UGA- 8
USCe- 7

I know LSU can reload with the young talent already on the team, but these other teams will have to go through the same process. It's not like we are losing 5 more players than the other top schools.

With the new OC and hopefully a fresh start on play calling and teaching/training, I don't see a rebuilding year like some are saying. Depth could become an issue, but if we can avoid the injury bug, this team could be special. Tough schedule aside, this team will be in the hunt for the NC.







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chilge1
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


LSU started more freshmen than any other team in the country last year. We'll be fine.





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DollaChoppa
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


And it seems like a good number of those players either:

Have drug issues
Dont play hard all the time
Were getting passed up on the depth chart
Would rather get arrested.






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Tiger in NY
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


Yeah, I am looking forward to seeing much better leadership on this team. Seems like last year's team had at least a couple prima donnas.





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RollTigers
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


As of a couple days ago, I really don't like the rb situation





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DollaChoppa
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


Even if you dont include Hill, we are fine.

I'd take Blue, Hilliard, McGee all day






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chilge1
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Have drug issues

Ware, Matheiu

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Dont play hard all the time

Ware, Simon, Montgomery (per Moffitt)

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Were getting passed up on the depth chart

Fore, Ware

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Would rather get arrested.

Simon


So how did Ware and Simon get drafted?






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Bunta
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I'd take Blue, McGee all day






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im4LSU
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


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LSU started more freshmen than any other team in the country last year. We'll be fine.


I think TCU had 16 and LSU had 15.

Pretty sure

Either way, we'll be fine



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cajun12
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Even if you dont include Hill, we are fine.




Fournette won't hurt either






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TBoy
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


While I agree with the message, we'll be fine, the number of players drafted doesn't really gauge the impact of players graduating and leaving early.





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CP3LSU25
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Either way, we'll be fine


2 loss fine or NC fine?






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dreaux
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2 loss fine. Duh





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Hurricane Mike
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


LSU has the least experience returning on defense in at least 13 years

Les Miles offense (until proven otherwise)






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TIGERSby10
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Les Miles offense (until proven otherwise)


Cam is proving otherwise in Spring Training with hurry up and new attitude. Offense will be dominant this year.

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LSU has the least experience returning on defense in at least 13 years


Two returning CBs and Loston in the secondary = no problems

We lose Minter, but LBers are the least of my worries.

DT of Ego and Freak = no issues

DE is the only position I think we struggle a bit, but all in all, this defense will be good enough to keep us in games, and the offense will WIN games for us.






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Doc Fenton
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


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Yeah, I am looking forward to seeing much better leadership on this team. Seems like last year's team had at least a couple prima donnas.


It's always funny to me when people think like this. There is only one true leader for a football program, and the culture he established slowly over several years will not change drastically in a single season.






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Vanilla Coke
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LSU- 9
Bama- 9
UF- 8
UGA- 8
USCe- 7


I agree; I think we will be fine on defense. The difference between us and these other teams is the perceived quality of players that left compared to those on the team for the upcoming season. Bama, UF, UGA, & USCe still have a lot of their big names returning, while LSU does not (at least on defense).



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chilge1
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2007

highsmith, zenon, steltz, dorsey, pittman, jackson, and BO PELINI

having chavis in the box still means we'll have a top 15 defense






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Lester Earl
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the problem with LSU is all the losses come on defense. That is the main reason we have won games in the last 5 years





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TigerB8
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re: For those that say LSU is losing too many starters...


It's not about losing starters... It's about underclassmen. LSU set an NFL record with declared underclassmen. LSU can reload but they will have to reload with even younger players than preferred. LSU can always put talent on the field, but If you ask any coach, your chances of success are USUALLY better if you can put veteran/older players on the field. It's a concern for LSU to be playing with a large amount of underclassmen, but its not like 2013 is already over by any means.





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