Ed Orgeron comments on LSU's best rushing effort, previews Florida's defense
As the LSU Tigers get ready to face the Florida Gators, head coach Ed Orgeron talked about the game this week and what expects from his running backs and that tough Gators defense.
Orgeron said this on the show “Off the Bench” on ESPN 104.5. LSU is coming off its best rushing effort of the season, and the Tigers rushed for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns against Kentucky on Saturday.
“First thing I liked was the rush game, I know you guys were excited about it. I think big Jacob was excited about it, T-Bob, you’re a lineman, you like that,” Orgeron said. “I thought Ty Davis ran very hard. I think it’s consistency, it’s keeping drives alive. That was a big fourth down that we didn’t convert, I think we converted 2 or 3 on the first drive. I think it’s consistency, protecting the quarterback and just keeping drives alive.”
Orgeron also talked about tight end Jack Mashburn’s role on the team.
“I’m very proud of Jack and his blocking, we’re going to use him more obviously stepped up on the depth chart, him and Jack Bech are our 2 tight ends now,” Orgeron said. “Obviously, Jack is a great receiving tight end, and Jack will be more of a blocking tight end. I thought the offensive line did a good job. I thought Coach Davis did a good job, Anthony Bradford’s coming along, Cam Wire went in there and played well. I thought this was the offensive line’s best game in the run game.”
Orgeron then answered questions about the Gators’ defense.
“We’ve got to block their defensive front,” he said. “Todd is outstanding, they’ve got some outstanding rushers, they’ve got some outstanding speed, they fly around, get to the football, they’re only giving up 16 points a game, and nowadays that’s a pretty good defense.”