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Ed Orgeron joined ESPN's 104.5 "Off The Bench" Tuesday morning and talked about how LSU's defensive linemen will fit into the new 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.

Orgeron started off by talking about TK McLendon, who was one of the top junior college prospects for 2019 as a tight end but has moved to left end on the defensive line.
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"We got TK McLendon who we redshirted last year," Orgeron said.

"He was playing tight end and John Robinson said to me 'Coach, why don't you look at TK McLendon and defensive end?' TK is 6-6, 270, and runs a 4.7 40-yard dash. He looks good in the drills right now so we have him at left end."

"We have Justin Thomas, who is back with the football team, at right end. He's a little heavy right now but Justin is extremely quick."

"BJ Ojulari is a mid-year graduate. I think BJ is going to be an All-American here. He's a great player."

"The guy that has stood out the most to me has been Andre Anthony," Orgeron said. "This may be a position change that has helped him from being a stand-up outside linebacker to more of a 4-3 defensive end in the three-point stance. He's leading this team and doing well."

"Glenn Logan, Tyler Shelvin, Apu Ika are the guys inside along with Neil Farrell. And then we have Eric Taylor coming in. We have Jaquelin Roy who I think is going to be a force. Jacobian Guillory who squatted 705-pounds..."
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I thought Ray Parker was supposed be breakout guy..
Reply9 months
He needs to get his head on straight and move to the O-Line. Guy would be starting next year.
9 months
Defense gets you to a championship, and the QB wins a championship
Reply9 months
I have a boner.
Reply9 months
Super loaded at Defensive Tackle. The ends sound great from this, but are an unknown until we see what they can do. I think the Dline will be great personally.
Reply9 months
7 guys at defensive tackle that could all start on most teams. We are going to wear people down inside with that group.
9 months
John Robinson still paying dividens! Coach O has stated on several occasions what an asset Coach Robinson has been...
Reply9 months
Shelvin ANNNND Ika in the middle...at THE SAME TIME?! Tigers stacked > NCAA phuuucked
Reply9 months
i wanna see this more than anything... those two, together, would be unblockable vs 3 guys... even if its 30 plays a game... jeezus... try stopping 700lbs with 3 dudes... aint happening
9 months
Lol Bo Pellini with these guys!? It’s not even fair. Geaux Tigetsy
Reply9 months
Tigers danmit
9 months
What year is it?
9 months
@vidic. Do you actually know anything about football or do you just randomly show up to run your mouth about topics you know nothing about?
9 months
The DL is loaded. I can't wait for the season to start.
Reply9 months
The narrative was that the 20 DL was going to be thin. I dont see it.
Reply9 months
This DL will be the best we’ve had in a long long time
Reply9 months
Sidenote, that's why you have guys like Robinson, so much experience they can see things younger coaches can't and make suggestions to an open minded coach, O isn't satisfied, he's continuing to kill it
Reply9 months
Man that line will be solid AF! We will be living in the backfield and getting alot more TFLs, the thing about changing schemes is there always a few (TK, AA, Etc) that they fit better in...with our Dbs, im Super pumped to watch the defense this year
Reply9 months
I wrote another site that our D-Line will be ridiculous a force to be reckon with and I didn't even think about DE TK McLendon, 6'6" 270 lbs run a 4.7 40, if he is taught and learn how to get off blocks he will be an issue for opposing offenses. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!PURPLEREIGN????????
Reply9 months
RTWFU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply9 months
Hahahahaaa!
9 months
This defensive front is going to be nasty!!!
Reply9 months
Hmm. I chastised some guy who said TK McClendon would start on Dline this year.... guess I gotta find that thread and apologize now. Damn it.
Reply9 months
Man I did the exact same thing. I remember being like wtf is this guy even talking about. Well...
9 months
Key name: John Robinson
Reply9 months
That's his role now. God bless him!
9 months
Build that Wall
Reply9 months
I agree, we can't lose anybody we want to alabama
9 months
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