Mekhi Garner reveals nature of players-only meeting after Tennessee loss
For the second straight week, LSU held a players-only meeting. Cornerback Mekhi Garner disclosed the meeting was on Monday and it spanned a variety of topics.
LSU fell 40-13 against visiting Tennessee to drop to 4-2. The entry point of the conversation centered on LSU’s special teams unit. The Tigers currently are 106th in the nation according to SP+, a metric by ESPN’s Bill Connolly’s computer model.
Overall execution and disappointment with the inability to remain competitive in the contest were some other things the LSU players had a heart to heart about.
Mekhi Garner said there was a team-wide players meeting this week after the way #LSU lost to Tennessee.
The first topic of discussion? Special teams, where LSU ranks 106th in ESPN’s SP+ metric.
— Wilson Alexander (@whalexander_) October 12, 2022
Mekhi Garner said team leaders had a players-only meeting Monday after the loss.
He said the message was the lopsided result + their execution was “unacceptable”.
Garner said they started with special teams, then poured into the rest. He said it was a great reset for the team.
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) October 12, 2022
Mekhi Garner just revealed that #LSU had a players only meeting on Monday.
A host of players spoke, young and old, including Garrett Nussmeier. Special teams improvement was among the topics discussed.
— Koki Riley (@KokiRiley) October 12, 2022
The previous players only meeting occurred after LSU defeated Auburn 21-17, with quarterback Jayden Daniels summoning the session with his receivers.
Next up for LSU is a primetime road matchup at Florida (4-2). The contest will take place at on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. Florida holds a tight advantage in the heated rivalry, with a 33-32-3 edge. However, LSU is on a three-game winning streak in the series.