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On Monday, LSU coach Brian Kelly talked about linebacker Harold Perkins and their plan to get him in a position where he can impact the game more.
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“We wanted to free him up a little bit," Kelly said. "He’s got a lot of responsibilities playing inside, and we just needed to let him go and let him play fast."

"We felt like, with all the things we had asked him to do, we probably slowed him down a little bit. One of the things we need to do as coaches is to know where our players are relative to playing fast. I think we saw in the first play the physicality he showed when the ball got out on the perimeter. You don't want to throw the ball out on the perimeter with Harold."

"I think we made the right decision there, and now we’ll refine what we do with him — like we can move him around, move him inside and outside, and do some things that can keep him in a position to impact the game. That's what we're trying to do."
Perkins had just one tackle vs. Grambling last Saturday. He has three solo and six total tackles on the season with no sacks.
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Covingtontiger7710 months
The Plan? As though it’s some complicated premise to come up with.
The Plan, Kelly, is simply, “see ball, go get ball.”
Not that hard
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ZenFNmaster10 months
36 previous comments and only 1 sensible 1. Thank you BayouBengal99.
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tigersquad8910 months
The only part I hate about this quote is how he defended his game one use of Perkins at the end. Just say we messed up. Don’t say we messed up but we made the right decision. Just say you messed up and are fixing it. It’s that simple. That’s all fans want to hear
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Gene Heinous10 months
I heard that Perkins put on too much weight in the offseason and is now very ordinary, speedwise!!!
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Morpheus10 months
I’m not sure what’s going on but sounds more controversial than it needs to be. Play around this guy’s natural instincts. This guy is the best play maker on the field. Lets him make MF nervous when he is loose.
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Morpheus10 months
I’m not sure what’s going on but sounds more controversial than it needs to be. Play around this guy’s natural instincts. This guy is the best play maker on the field. Lets him make MF nervous when he is loose.
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Mickey McFinnigan10 months
Coach O, Less, Bryan coaching for dummies
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BayouBengal9910 months
We need some elite DBs in this class. We need at least 1 young corner and 1 young safety to emerge for next years team. We also need to land more DLman. We need at least 2 more top 15 type players and 1 top 10. Then we need to hit the portal hard at DL and I’d start evaluating now. FSU showed us that we can get quality guys in the portal. Hell we have gotten quality guys in the portal so we can do it again. But we still need to keep stacking the young guys and allowing them to develop with portal guys coming to make immediate impacts. Of course if we get lucky like we have on the OL then that can change quickly but if not then we need to really hunt for some elite guys. Offer them the freakn world, I don’t care. We need to get them over here and playing some good football. I agree with most people that LSU and this staff will HAVE to battle it out for some elite talent at our most concerning areas for now at the very least. Get them over here, build this into something special and then hit the recruiting trail with some real ammunition and proof that this is a championship caliber program. We will fight for the best players and we will get some to help the current guys to look even better. I think our coaches are very good but we need players to back that up. So our coaches need to have the mindset that we will fight with anyone to get there. Then you can pull the reigns back a little once you see you don’t need to offer the world to them because they can see it’s here already and want to come play at LSU. We have many advantages in other areas, like stadium, like TV opportunities, crazy rabid fans, a bad arse reputation, toughness and so on. Now let’s go get the players to maximize it all and make improvements to it all. That’s it.
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Mouche33710 months
Just use him like y'all used him last year!!! Quit trying to be cute and fancy with the way he used!! he was one of the best defenders in country last year!! how y'all played him last year worked!!! while are you trying to change ie!!??
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Boudreaux Jones10 months
Still amazed Perkins and Maason Smith only had 1 tackle EACH against Grambling.
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idlewatcher10 months
BK is turning out to be a huge bust
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LSU_Legz10 months
You're turning out to be an idiot
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Tigerpride1810 months
Wtf?
You thought we would be better than losing just 2 sec games at this point in his tenure? He was left with nothing and has only lost games to really good teams
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goodgrin10 months
We have found one of the numerous LSU fans with catastrophe syndrome that Saban used to point out because it was so obvious how bad they were.
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tigerbite210 months
So....Perkins basically played the games with one hand tied behind his back?? NOT smart Bk....This falls squarely on YOU!!!
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PurpleTigerPimp10 months
I agree it falls on him. Unlike his predecessors, he is making the changes.
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Smurph3310 months
Three exclamation points, relax…!!!
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texastigerr10 months
Yes it should have been planned right "before" FSU and he doesn't need to share the plan. Just make a plan and show us in the game.
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Shovelhead10 months
This should have been known and understood before the season began, coach.
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pkf4lsu10 months
Exactly. Why was he an “experiment” after you saw what he was capable of last year. Sounds to me like House wanted to try something and BK said “enough is enough”
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Shovelhead10 months
My problem is not that he tried things and failed. My problem is that this should’ve been failed tested in camp, in spring, in the bowl game, anything but during this season.
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GeauxGutsy10 months
Thanks for meeting HP this year Brian.

Brian won’t make 5 yrs of his contract.
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DemSaintsDoh10 months
Then why not put him on the line where he wreaks havoc, BK? I get paid zero bucks to have that info over you. That is a disheartening thing.
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Solo Cam10 months
I really, really hate when 10 million dollar coaches say things that fans saw immediately.

How the frick was this not addressed in camp?
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Boudreaux Jones10 months
Or after halftime v. FSU
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Geaux_Lang279310 months
Instead of paying House to be DC, he shoulda just hired tRant. We’re clearly all smarter at game planning than him. And we’re cheaper
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Juan Betanzos10 months
The bigger concern for CBK is his DC. WTF is his plan? Experiment every week?
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sportjunkie6910 months
JHC they're just figuring this out?! That doesn't bode well for the future of the defense. This should have been the plan from day 1. Against FSU he should have been told lineup wherever you think you can establish an advantage and go at it.
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