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LSU strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffit spoke at the Coaches Caravan in Shreveport, LA on Monday night and provided a positive update on sophomore nose tackle Tyler Shelvin.

Shelvin, a 6-3, 362-pounder from Notre Dame High School in Lafayette, La has struggled with his weight since arriving in Baton Rouge as a highly recruited prospect in the 2017 signing class but has lost 60 pounds, which is his lowest weight since high school, according to Moffit.

Head coach Ed Orgeron once said that Shelvin's weight was around 380-pounds in 2017.

Moffit also said that freshman nose tackle Apu Ika is on a weight loss program and is doing well.

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You know that you have some big ole boys on the line when your two nose tackles are on a weight loss program.
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ROPO
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It's not clear what this means. Did he go from 362 to 302? Or was he 400+ and is now down to 362? I recall him being like 380 or 390 when we signed him so maybe it's somewhere in between and he's in the 330-340 range now. Anyone know?
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I think was well over 400 lbs at one point.
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According to Coach O, Shelvin weighs 341 and his lean body max weight is 338. So Shelvin is not going to lose any more weight. Apu Ika came in at around 396 pounds. In the spring, he was already around 362 pounds, and now is around 350 pounds and still dropping. Coach O said they are hoping to get him down in the 330s.
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Ika around 330?! Holy sh*t that boy is gonna be a PROBLEM for offenses!!!!
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HC87
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Looking for Shelvin to wreck things in the middle, at the point of attack. Hope he and Ika excel so Lawrence and Fehoko can play mostly at DE. GT!
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So he was 400 and now 340
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Ika is going to be a stud. The only thing I see with him is his strength needs to improve and it eventually will. As Deculus destroyed him in the Big Cat drill. Too bad Deculus plays right tackle because he is a pro prospect all day long at guard. While Shelvin, who is now in his third year in the program, went up against Damian Lewis and actually pushed him back a couple of steps before Lewis regained his footing and pushed back a little, but overall, although it was very close, I thought Shelvin won that battle. Then Saddiq Charles went up against Glen Logan and completely pancaked Glen Logan flat on his back. Anyway, I think overall the offensive line will be quite a bit better than last season. As both Charles and Deculus look much quicker. Will they be all SEC quality? I doubt it. Nonetheless, the beauty of the new RPO plays is the offensive line run-blocks, as opposed to pass-blocks, and our offensive line last season was far better at run-blocking than it was at pass-blocking. Plus the ball gets out to the receivers a lot quicker as well. Hence, regardless of how bad or how good the offensive line is, I feel like the offense will be significantly improved this season relative to last season due to the new RPO plays and because of what should be a very significant upgrade in the run game.
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TL;DR
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Notre Dame High School in Lafayette, La Crowley*
Reply2 months
310 probably feels like feather weight to him now
Reply2 months
so he's around 320?
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Weight Loss U
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Got ‘em on dat no rice in the gumbo diet.
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They need the weight loss as well as conditioning for endurance in the long drives especially with the hurry-up offenses of today. With the 3-4 defenses we can expect to see some double teams of the NG by C-G combos. Our NGs will have to keep their motor running at a high level with those 300+ OL leaning on them if they can't break free. And with the NCAA throwing less and less holding flags our NGs will have to find a way to get off the block.
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this also shows a good work ethic
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Hopefully this make for a more penetrating defensive line. You can't be poor in run defense AND not get any pass rush.
Reply2 months
All that fat Shelvin lost was given to Clay because he served it up to LaTech.
Reply2 months
Beneficial for the both of them in a bunch of ways. Kardell Thomas probably should get the same program.
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Kardel been putting in work baw. Where you been?
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Kardell has trimmed up to like 315 if I’m not mistaken. Either way he’s put in significant work to lose weight and come in much better shape.
2 months
Great news more food for Mike the Tiger on the buffet line with Shelvin cutting back on the grub. Shelvin this is his money year the NG for Bama made a name for himself in one year.
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Pic or it didn’t happen.
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Ika is going to be a stud. The only thing I see with him is his strength needs to improve and it eventually will. As Deculus destroyed him in the Big Cat drill. Too bad Deculus plays right tackle because he is a pro prospect all day long at guard. While Shelvin, who is now in his third year in the program, went up against Damian Lewis and actually pushed him back a couple of steps before Lewis regained his footing and pushed back a little, but overall, although it was very close, I thought Shelvin won that battle. Then Saddiq Charles went up against Glen Logan and completely pancaked Glen Logan flat on his back. Anyway, I think overall the offensive line will be quite a bit better than last season. As both Charles and Deculus look much quicker. Will they be all SEC quality? I doubt it. Nonetheless, the beauty of the new RPO plays is the offensive line run-blocks, as opposed to pass-blocks, and our offensive line last season was far better at run-blocking than it was at pass-blocking. Plus the ball gets out to the receivers a lot quicker as well. Hence, regardless of how bad or how good the offensive line is, I feel like the offense will be significantly improved this season relative to last season due to the new RPO plays and because of what should be a very significant upgrade in the run game.
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What do you think about Ika?
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Ika is going to be a stud. The only thing I see with him is his strength needs to improve and it eventually will. As Deculus destroyed him in the Big Cat drill. Too bad Deculus plays right tackle because he is a pro prospect all day long at guard. While Shelvin, who is now in his third year in the program, went up against Damian Lewis and actually pushed him back a couple of steps before Lewis regained his footing and pushed back a little, but overall, although it was very close, I thought Shelvin won that battle. Then Saddiq Charles went up against Glen Logan and completely pancaked Glen Logan flat on his back. Anyway, I think overall the offensive line will be quite a bit better than last season. As both Charles and Deculus look much quicker. Will they be all SEC quality? I doubt it. Nonetheless, the beauty of the new RPO plays is the offensive line run-blocks, as opposed to pass-blocks, and our offensive line last season was far better at run-blocking than it was at pass-blocking. Plus the ball gets out to the receivers a lot quicker as well. Hence, regardless of how bad or how good the offensive line is, I feel like the offense will be significantly improved this season relative to last season due to the new RPO plays and because of what should be a very significant upgrade in the run game.
Reply2 months
Ika is going to be a stud. The only thing I see with him is his strength needs to improve and it eventually will. As Deculus destroyed him in the Big Cat drill. Too bad Deculus plays right tackle because he is a pro prospect all day long at guard. While Shelvin, who is now in his third year in the program, went up against Damian Lewis and actually pushed him back a couple of steps before Lewis regained his footing and pushed back a little, but overall, although it was very close, I thought Shelvin won that battle. Then Saddiq Charles went up against Glen Logan and completely pancaked Glen Logan flat on his back. Anyway, I think overall the offensive line will be quite a bit better than last season. As both Charles and Deculus look much quicker. Will they be all SEC quality? I doubt it. Nonetheless, the beauty of the new RPO plays is the offensive line run-blocks, as opposed to pass-blocks, and our offensive line last season was far better at run-blocking than it was at pass-blocking. Plus the ball gets out to the receivers a lot quicker as well. Hence, regardless of how bad or how good the offensive line is, I feel like the offense will be significantly improved this season relative to last season due to the new RPO plays and because of what should be a very significant upgrade in the run game.
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Is Ika going to be a stud?
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