With K’Lavon Chaisson injured, LSU changing up its pass-rush for Week 4
The good news…the LSU Tigers are ranked No. 4 with a marquee win on their resume.
The bad news…the LSU Tigers are snake bitten with the injury bug as they open up against Vanderbilt in SEC play.
At his Thursday press conference, head coach Ed Orgeron announced K’Lavon Chaisson is likely out with an ankle injury.
“No, I don’t think — he might play, but I doubt it,” Orgeron told reporters. “He’s going to make the trip, but I don’t think he’s ready. He can do individual, do some cuts, but he couldn’t do any hitting. He wasn’t ready to make any contact and I think he favors that ankle a little bit.”
To generate a pass rush, the Tigers will move Michael Divinity from middle linebacker to the outside. Divinity had 9.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in 2018.
“We’ve been playing without Michael at the outside linebacker position and we haven’t gotten any rush. Last year, he was our best rusher. We’re going to put him in position to rush this week.”
The Tigers and Commodores kick off in Nashville at 11 a.m. with LSU more than a three touchdown favorite.