Brian Kelly speaks to LSU's potential on defense despite young secondary
The LSU Tigers are coming off a great win against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 41-14, on Saturday in Starkville.
The offense had a monster game with Jayden Daniels and Malik Nabers leading the way as they both won co-offensive player of the week in the SEC.
However, the defense was outstanding as well, limiting the Bulldogs to 201 yards of total offense. In his press conference Monday, Brian Kelly talked about the potential of this defense.
“You get a little concerned when you play a lot of true freshmen, especially in the back end of the defense,” Kelly said. “You have 3 true freshmen on the field on the road in the SEC, I don’t think you’re running out saying it is great. We had confidence in them that they could go out and play well.”
What the performance showed Kelly and his staff is there is more depth, and they need to play more guys.
“I think what it shows, and Coach House and I were talking this, is that we have more than 11, and we need to play them more,” Kelly said. “I think you will see now we can play a lot more at the linebacker position and the safety position.”
This defense will get another interesting test as the Arkansas Razorbacks will come to Death Valley. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.