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During SEC Media Days on Monday, head coach Brian Kelly was asked about the Tigers' running game and what he expects out of the group.

Kelly explained that he wants the running game-plan to be physical versus finesse.
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Q. How important is the running game going to be to your success this year? What are your expectations, and what effect would that have on your quarterback position?

BRIAN KELLY: So when we talk about a running game, what I've always wanted to do from an offensive structure is create physicality at the line of scrimmage. So we want to be a physical -- we do not want to be a finesse running team. We want physicality at the point of attack.

When we're talking about a running game -- look, if you're going to put eight guys on the line of scrimmage or nine guys on the line of scrimmage you're going to limit our opportunities. We're going to have to throw the ball really well, and in that particular game, we may not have a great running game. It doesn't mean we can't be physical at the point of attack and continue that physicality.

When we talk about offensive structures that I like to build, it's physicality up front, and I think we're going to have that this year with returning veteran players, with our strength training and conditioning program into its second season. I like where we sit in that position.
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tigerbite211 months
Yes, running game...If we score more points than the opposition, we're gonna win that sucker!!! Everytime.....old coach sage...
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BayouBengal9911 months
Y’all think Brian Kelly is going to tell the nation exactly what we’re trying to do? Yeah right, obviously we’re going to be physical, that’s a given from last years team but you better believe he’s going to have some finesse to go with that physical style. He’s simply saying we want to be able to do both when we want and how we want so the defense has no clue what’s coming. This is nothing even close to a Les Miles philosophy, that’s a joke. With the OL, TEs, RBs and WRs we have it’ll be one of the most difficult offenses to go up against because of its versatility. You won’t be able to just stack the box and you won’t be able to simply play dime or coverage heavy defense or we’ll eat your lunch. That’s exactly what’s he’s saying. I can’t wait to see it either. Boy those Florida State boys will be in for a huge surprise!!!
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rar11 months
So who wants pussies on the line....really insightful.
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LSU82Cajun11 months
Easy -I want bruisers inside quick feet & speed outside like we had under Saban / Miles era. One thing Miles had was smash mouth runner backs.
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ImBatman11 months
Bruisers, quick feet and speed outside yes. But Les Miles was an idiot.
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Swazla11 months
That word salad means we don't have a running game, just a scrambling QB.
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olgoi khorkhoi11 months
What part of "When we talk about offensive structures that I like to build, it's physicality up front, and I think we're going to have that this year with returning veteran players, with our strength training and conditioning program into its second season. I like where we sit in that position." do you not understand? There's no word salad there. He said we need to be physical and able to run the ball and when the D commits 8-9 men to stopping that, we need to ba able to make them pay in the passing game. It's not groundbreaking, but it's the opposite of word salad.
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goatmilker11 months
The word salad is yours.
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WilWood11 months
What a dumbass take :lol:
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luismlg11 months
Nowhere to go but up
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s211 months
as in not down right?
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