LSU has plenty of question marks heading into the season but the defensive line doesn’t appear to be among them. During his recent press availability, Ed Orgeron spoke glowingly about his linemen and singled out Breiden Fehoko as the Tiger defensive lineman having the best fall camp to date.
If you aren’t quite familiar with Fehoko just yet, that’s because he sat out all of last season after transferring in from Texas Tech. After starting all 25 games of his Texas Tech career, Fehoko left the Red Raiders for the greener pastures of Baton Rouge. Fehoko was regarded as a five-star prospect coming out of high school. Now poised to make his impact finally felt with the Tigers, Coach O has been blown away by the native Hawaiian.
“Right now he’s doing a really good job. He’s quick — we are doing some things with him to use his talents. He’s been a leader for us out there. Had a tremendous camp. Probably the best camp on the defensive line so far,” Orgeron said on Wednesday following practice.
“He’s in better shape than he was in the spring. There’s some different things that we can do with him, some different things we can do with Ed Alexander. Tyler Sheldon is down to 350, doing a good job. We have some nose tackles that can play there, they all have different skills that we can use.”
That’s high praise for Fehoko and the LSU linemen when you consider Orgeron’s expertise comes on the defensive line. While the Tigers may have some things to figure out before the Sept. 2 opener against Miami in Arlington, the defensive line rotation won’t be among them based on these comments.