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How big of a jump will LSU's defense really make in the upcoming year with new faces.

Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:40 am
Posted by _KJ_
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:40 am
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Posted by NorthshoreTiger76
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:42 am to
Well considering they were like 117th in total defense, hopefully a lot
Posted by Lee Chatelain
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:51 am to
35.0%
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Posted by LSBoosie
Member since Jun 2020
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:52 am to
No one knows. I personally believe that they will end up being much better by the end of the year. I think the big question is how long into the season will it take for the new coaches/players/scheme to gel. There will probably be some growing pains early in the year, just based off of all of the turnover.
Posted by Off McVoy
Member since Feb 2006
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:53 am to
I think they'll be average....which will be a very big jump.
Posted by moneyg
Member since Jun 2006
56224 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:54 am to
I'd temper your expectations if I were you.

It's going to take a couple of years to fix this.
Posted by VeryReauxna_ish
Bossier City
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:55 am to
Missouri went from #104 before Blake Baker to #29 in yards per game in his first season.
Posted by LSUDonMCO
Orlando
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 10:55 am to
16 shutouts!
Posted by SOL2
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:12 am to
Huge. ST too
Posted by geauxnavybeatbama
Member since Jul 2013
25118 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:15 am to
I assume having both a interior dline coach and edge coach will benefit us more than not having anyone at all.

we will have a talent upgrade at corner with a better coach

same with linebacker

we will probably focus more on ball and clock control with our offense as well
Posted by Buga
Member since Dec 2013
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:23 am to
quote:

Missouri went from #104 before Blake Baker to #29 in yards per game in his first season.


They definitely improved but I think this is off. Maybe his second year.
Posted by Tigerinthewoods
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:23 am to
You cannot defend today's offenses by letting them come to you, even if you have great talent. The only way to stop modern offenses is to attack them relentlessly. You will get burned if you don't mix it up, but putting pressure on quarterbacks is absolutely the key. Shake them up and they don't see the field and miss open receivers. LSU sat back and let even average offenses pick them apart, and even when they applied pressure it was poorly schemed. Players knew what was going on and became demoralized and their effort declined noticeably.

All this to say, while LSU will not have quite the personnel to be elite, they will be markedly better because they will attack from every angle. Players will be excited about the possibility of making big plays and you will see the defense improve consistently throughout the season.

There is no doubt in my mind you will see much better tackling and more plays being made in the offensive backfield.

I'm excited about next year's defense.
Posted by TIGERSby10
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Member since Nov 2005
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:32 am to
I think it will be a bigger jump than people think. We have talented players that are just not living up to their potential.
Posted by Zamperini2014
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2018
560 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:45 am to
Very little. They have improved coaches very little talent.
Posted by Pikes Peak Tiger
Colorado Springs
Member since Jun 2023
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:49 am to
quote:

How big of a jump will LSU's defense really make in the upcoming year with new faces


I don’t think it will be anything close to some of the great Tiger defenses of the past, but they be a lot better than the 2023 unit.

Young guys got a lot of experience and with better coaching they, and the veterans will play better.

I would expect that worst case scenario, the defense rates somewhere in the 60-70 range.

Posted by Fisherchefjeff
Member since Mar 2021
331 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:53 am to
Big enough to get us in the playoffs.
Posted by PureBlood
The Motherland
Member since Oct 2021
3825 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:55 am to
If we can get to top 75, we'll be legit playoff contenders.

I expect this new defense to make mistakes but be aggressive.

Things that can't be fixed in a single offseason:
- depth
- # of reps

Things that can get fixed in an offseason:
- tackling
- angles
- scheme

Posted by Clark W Griswold
THE USA
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 11:56 am to
Top 80 maybe
Posted by saturncube21
Member since Nov 2015
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Posted on 1/30/24 at 12:06 pm to
Biggie
Posted by pitchandcatch27
Huntsville,AL
Member since Jul 2018
2133 posts
Posted on 1/30/24 at 12:07 pm to
I think our defense will greatly improve. Top 50 at least then better as we go. This is a great staff if not the best. Players will improve and the play calling will be much more aggressive and attack defense.

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