Ed Orgeron comments on LSU S Donte Jackson’s stint on offense

Nov 28, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers defensive back Donte Jackson (1) celebrates a turnover against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first quarter at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU S Donte Jackson is one of the fastest players in college football — something new OC Matt Canada has clearly noticed.

Canada brought Jackson over to the offense on Tuesday to see what he could do as a runner on a jet sweep play.

On Thursday, head coach Ed Orgeron commented on Jackson’s appearance on offense, saying it may not be the last time we see the talented defender with the ball in his hands:

LSU always has a ton of talented athletes, but the offense has been stale in recent years. It looks like Canada is willing to let the best players touch the ball more often, which should have Tiger fans excited to watch Saturday’s spring game.

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  • hot take: this is a bad idea. “opening up the offense” is great and all, but this might go a little too far. We have PLENTY of capable athletes on offense. I would love to see Donte master his defensive role and make better grades. He’s been in trouble before for academics and is also devoting time to track. Which is great…. I’m not complaining. I’m just saying, master your defensive role, make your grades, and try not to fumble the kick return…. THEN we can worry about a gadget play. But that’s just me. Expect great things from him, thought people were too hard on him defensively last year.

    • reasonable comment from the reasonable Tiger

    • Ok, this is poor logic. Just because we have weapons on offense already doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to add more, right? Think of it like this: if you like buttered toast, and you have enough bread to make two slices, then make yourself a second damn slice!

    • Ok, this is poor logic. Just because we have weapons on offense already doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to add more, right? Think of it like this: if you like buttered toast, and you have enough bread to make two slices, then make yourself a second damn slice!

      • This is a terrible analogy.

      • lol. I guess trying to use your analogy, I would say: We’re trying to put extra butter on bread we don’t have yet. Like I said, the kid hasn’t mastered his own position, he’s been in academic trouble because he’s devoting time to both football and track, and he wasn’t terrific on special teams. Now we’re trying to add ANOTHER role to his load? I’m still thinking its a bad call. I’d prefer us focus on our regular offense. But IF we’re gonna run gadget plays (yuck, just run the d*mn ball), I want an offensive player with sure hands doing it. Like I said, why in the world would you hand off to anyone other than Guice and Williams? ……