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That's the reason why the folks at Jackson St. was so smart hiring PRIMETIME DEION SANDERS.
It's not the coach but the effect that coach has on SEC prospects which is very significant.
I have two more sure fire LSU first round draft picks, DE Ali Gaye and QB Myles Brennan. And after a 2021 season that will mirror the 2019 record breaking season they'll be several more.
This is how I see LSU QB situation playing out. Coach O knows his team very well and he knows if he names Max Johnson the starter he loses Myles Brennan to the portal. Now if he names Brennan the starter Johnson stays as the backup and we probably lose TJ Finley to the portal. So the best move for LSU is to start Brennan with Johnson being the future of the position. Brennan for the first time will be playing at 220 plus lbs and he has the leadership, the competitiveness, and the toughness to be successful in the SEC.
Well Max Johnson completed low to mid 50% of his passes the last two games. And let's face it if it wasn't for shoe gate and a 57 yard FG in the dense fog by Cade York our all world K we lose to Florida. And the Ole Miss game well their defense was probably more atrocious than as ours so even though Max Johnson performed well, QB Myles Brennan is my pick to start against UCLA.
I believe it will be QB Myles Brennan starting against UCLA. I think Coach O knows one, Brennan showed him the ultimate loyalty and that goes a long way with Coach O. Two, Brennan got to sit and learn behind the greatest QB in LSU history that also goes a long way in the eyes of Coach O. And third Myles Brennan is battle tested, he's been battling since 2017 and he has gotten bigger and stronger and ready to take on the physicality of the SEC. And Coach O knows he could lose Brennan if Max Johnson or TJ Finley wins the job but if Brennan wins the job Johnson would stay as the backup he might lose Finley but Johnson stays. So it's in everybody best interest if Brennan gets the start plus I think when the competition is over Brennan will be the winner.
Is he involved in recruiting prospects?
Another duo from LSU to watch out for is QB Myles Brennan and WR Kayshon Boutte. 2021 will be a special season for both players, in LSU new (old) offense they are going to put up big numbers.
DC Daronte Jones answers was so smooth and intelligent that he could actually run for office.
OC Jake Peetz - 37 PGC DJ Mangus - 31 SC Daronte Jones - 41 LBC Blake Baker - 38 DLC Andre Carter - 41 Coach O is definitly in a full youth movement with his coaches. These coaches are decades younger than the coaches they are replacing hopefully the players trust and can relate to these coaches.
Also OG Ed Ingram didn't play in that Missouri game he would've definitely made a difference.
That's great news for LSU football because we were a little short at the TE position with Arik Gilbert transfering. We should be good with Nick Storz focusing and getting better along with TE Kole Taylor and the freshman coming in TE should be fine.
You know what's funny? After QB TJ Finley's first start he was everybody's starter. And now everybody is anointing Max Johnson the starter. People forgot the record breaking start QB Myles Breannan was having before he got hurt. Brennan was the only QB who completed over 60% of his passes for 1112 yards and 11 TD's in 2 1/2 games because he was hurt in the Missouri game. And there's a lot to be said about loyalty and Coach O respects it and nobody showed more loyalty to LSU than Brennan. Besides our new PGC DJ Mangas worked with Brennan during the whole 2019 season and will be in new OC Jake Peetz ear. So I figure when it's all said and done and Myles Brennan is healthy he will be our starter and our second Heisman candidate, mark my words.
First of all you can't compare the 2 seasons, Alabama 2020 season was so watered down because of all the critical players opting out. Even though it was an All-SEC schedule most teams Bama played had key opt-outs so that made the path of the team without opt-outs that much easier. Now the 2019 LSU Tigers played a full schedule beating 7 top 10 teams, 4 top 5 teams and the only team to in history to beat the top 4 preseason teams. That's why there's no debate that LSU had the best season in college football history, look Alabama had a great 2020 season but please it can't come close to what LSU did in 2019. And it's very weird to me that in this world of a pandemic and we not knowing if we were going to have a football season that the National Championship game between Alabama and Ohio St. had some of the worst ratings in decades, go figure.
Remember Tiger Nation everybody breathing was wondering at the time who in the HELL is this Joe Brady? Coach O plucked him from the New Orleans Saints breaking down film and taking care of whatever the Coaches and QB's needed. Now OC Jake Peetz viewed as a young up and coming innovative offensive mind and like Brady, Peetz is taking over an offense with some experience. Look nobody saw 2019 Joe Burrow, CEH, Ja'Marr Chase or Justin Jefferson coming so who's to say with the talent we have on offense that we can't compete for the chip in 2021 we just have to nail down the defensive hire I'm not to worried about offense.
I see you didn't read my post about DE Andre Anthony being very uncomfortable and out of position at OLB in ex DC Dave Aranda scheme. This was Anthony's first year at his natural DE position so like I said those stats were respectable for a first year starter at DE. At least A.A. didn't tuck tail and run and transfer out, no he stuck it out and now he like all the players returning have some UNFINISHED BUSINESS!!!!!
The reason Bama was so good is because they didn't make the playoffs in 2019 and basically all their draft eligible players returned in 2020. Now the same thing is happening in Baton Rouge, these real LSU Tigers couldn't just walk away with a 5-5 record after most of them felt what it's like to be Champions. UNFINISHED BUSINESS! That's the defining message for the 2021 LSU Tigers and with the nice mix of veterans and young talent we will be contenders in 2021.
My wish list for DC is Marcus Freeman but it would be extremely difficult to get him from Cincinnati because he's so close and loyal to HC Luke Fickle. If we wouldn't have wasted that 2+mill on Bo Pelini we could've used that as enticement for Freeman. Now I would like for Coach O to hire Georgia Co-DC Glen Schumann as our new DC because not only is he a great coach but one of the best recruiters in the country. We need our next DC to be great defending against the spread, a great teacher and leader of Young men because whatever Bo Pelini was doing wasn't getting through to the players and last and definitely not least he has to be a phenomenal recruiter.
DE Andre Anthony stats 24 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 5 tackles for lost is decent for playing in his natural position for the first time in his LSU career. Anthony was never comfortable at OLB in Dave Aranda scheme so getting back to putting his hand in the dirt just blew up his confidence. Anthony should have a lot more success in his second year at DE. Having both draft eligible starting DE's Andre Anthony and Ali Gaye back is so huge for LSU defense because without them returning we would've been extremely Young at the DE position now we can take our time breaking the young pups in instead of throwing them into the fire.
I'm not really big on Gilbert LSU needs players that want to be Tigers and it's clearly he don't want to be. So ride out young man and good luck LSU won a Natty without you and we will again.
If you ask me Derek Mason and Marcus Freeman are great and you can't lose with either. But I think my choice would be Georgia's co-defensive coordinator Greg Schumann because he's a hell of a coach and one of the best recruiters in the country.
Let's see we signed Sage Ryan #1 S, Derrick Davis Jr. #3 S and Matthew Langlois who Coach O said is the type of player who could someday wear the #18 jersey. And then there's Zavier Carter a hybrid OLB/S so Khari Gee you can put whatever spin you like on it but you just wasn't part of this class anymore and besides you were able to sign with Notre Dame so just be happy and try not to throw shade.
Word is DE Saivian Jones wants to sign with his HS teammates at an event.
Word is DE Saivian Jones wants to sign with his HS teammates.
LB Raesjon Davis is waiting to see who LSU's next DC is going to be and after how bad Polini defense played this year I kind of don't blame him.
Coach O was up on DT Maason Smith for years there was no way in HELL that big monster of a man was going anywhere else but LSU. And has anyone out there heard anything about DE Saivion Jones signing? Coach O said that Tiger Nation will be very excited about the silent commitments LSU has that will be signing in February.
The defense made some plays but still gave up to many big plays. I backed the Bo Polini hire because he had great defenses his first time around. But I think this defense is so historically bad by LSU standards that Polini can't return if Coach O values his own position. Throw that $2.5 mill. at one of the best DC's in the country and we will get him whoever it is.
Well friend I remember after TJ Finley's first game there were calls for him to replace Myles Brennan as starting QB. One game don't make a season, let's just see how the kid do against Ole Miss. But he did kick Gator a$$.
Look for one or two more decommitments. This is LSU making room in the class for DT Maason Smith, OT Tristan Leigh, DE Korey Foreman, JUCO's, Grad Transfers and other higher prospects of need.
Losing CB Derek Stingley Jr. against no 5 Texas A&M would be so massive. Our secondary would be tremendously undermanned it could end up being Mississippi St. all over again.