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gerkin
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things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
lots of positive vibes right now on LSU football and they are justified. there are a few 'if's' that need to be realized for next season to be special. help me identify them. here are a few in no order of importance:

1) tyler shelvin continue to improve and come back ready to dominate and be a key part of the DL rotation

2) one of the two incoming rb's (if not both) needs to be ready

3) OL needs to improve. have lots of depth now. but the top 5 need to get it done. period.

4) need a better punt returner, returning to the long tradition at LSU of stellar all-SEC/all-america caliber PR.

5) cade york needs to be good. maybe not as good as cole tracy but good

im not including anything about stingley or CB's because i am assuming Stingley, Vincent, Kelvin Jospeh, Fulton, Todd Harris, etc will be great. in fact possibly better than this year considering Stingley is replacing greedy and the others all have that much more experience now

im not including chaisson because im assuming he will return and not miss a beat

im not including play calling because i am assuming with a better OL this will more or less resolve itself

im not including devin white returning because i dont expect him to, and i think with chaisson, philips, divinity, jacoby stevens, queen, baskerville, et al (and Aranda) the LB's will be great



memphis tiger
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
Let the downvoted rain down, but this team isn’t winning anything important until the offense coaching staff has some major turnover.

SE is not leading this offense to a championship. It sucks but it’s true.


Teauxler
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
Need Brennan to be 100% ready should JB go down for any reason !


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TigersFan2087
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Member since Oct 2014
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
1) Passing game needs to drastically improve.

2) Beat Alabama.

/thread


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Rickdaddy4188
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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im not including play calling because i am assuming with a better OL this will more or less resolve itself




We return this same line people are shitting on.


Bayou_Tiger_225
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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SE is not leading this offense to a championship
I was not a fan of the SE hire at all, but I'm not ready to call him a bust. This year is it for him though. Make or break. If the offense doesn't perform MUCH better(especially in the redzone), then he needs to go. And by go I mean back to TE coach. SE is a good man and should be allowed to coach TE's as long as he wants.
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bencoleman
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
I'm hoping that O hires a CO offensive coordinator to work with Steve. I have no problem with running a pro/spread hybrid. I don't even have a problem with them designing it from scratch. I just want the right input.

I'm excited about this season.


Smell the crawfish
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
I absolutely think LSU could have an incredible season next year and even make the playoffs. I think the thing that must happen is we have to have luck on our side. Every team that makes it into the playoffs had had some things fall their way.

This season Tua goes down at Bama and Hurts (who most thought for sure was going to transfer, decides to stay) is there to lead them back against Georgia. The season we won the championship with two losses, it took a lot of luck to even have a chance to make it into the NC game.


Rickdaddy4188
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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I'm hoping that O hires a CO offensive coordinator to work with Steve. I have no problem with running a pro/spread hybrid. I don't even have a problem with them designing it from scratch. I just want the right input. 

I'm excited about this season.



You were excited about 2018 offense before the year. Everyone knows youre just a lying invalid.


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Nissanmaxima
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
Pass rush!


p&g
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BATON ROUGE
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
#3 is #1


By a long shot


Brazos
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Member since Oct 2013
14674 posts

re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
People don’t like the truth. Our offense is wildly inconsistent and has problems moving the ball against solid defenses minus the Georgia game. Maybe they get it figured out this year though.


The Pirate King
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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SE is not leading this offense to a championship. It sucks but it’s true.


If Jim fricking Chaney can do it, I assure you Ensminger can


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The First Cut
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Member since Apr 2012
7259 posts

re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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People don’t like the truth. Our offense lacked a playmaker at the RB position, had no deep threat WR, had an OL that shuffled nearly every game, and a QB that arrived on campus in the summer.


LSUcajun77
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New Orleans
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
We’re an OC away from next year being “special”


coldcace
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Playcalling has to get better. Need more innovation on the offensive side of the ball or it will be 4 straight time Ensminger will be shut out by Bama.


tigerfan84
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
John Emery needs to have a season comparable to Brossette had this year


The First Cut
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re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
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John Emery needs to have a season comparable to Brossette had this year


Wait what? We’re expecting a lot more from Emery.

ETA: 4.3 per carry and a long of 50, with few other long runs, isn’t stellar.
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LSUcajun77
Kansas Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2008
12765 posts

re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
No.

We’re expecting more from Emery. He’s a better back.


OSTiger77
LSU Fan
Ocean Springs
Member since Nov 2017
174 posts

re: things that must happen for next year to be 'special'
Steve E was playing Poker with half a deck this season. You can’t run spread/pro style offense when you have to keep 7-8 in to block 4. Better RB, O-Line, Qb-Wr cohesiveness must and should be better. If he can’t get it done this year, defending him will be hard.


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