Mike Leach takes issue with anyone thinking the SEC has solved his Air Raid offense
Even though this was the first time in the SEC that Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense was bottled up as a head coach, he has seen it before.
Asked on the SEC coaches media teleconference about Arkansas dropping eight men into coverage, Leach took issue the description of his offense’s performance.
There have been plenty of opinions around the SEC about the offense getting a dose of reality after QB K.J. Costello and the Air Raid picked apart LSU for an SEC record 623 yards passing, the Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs in the red zone twice in the fourth quarter and also lost a fumble against Arkansas. They were 6-of-17 on third down.
“We would have been out of business two decades ago if it was too hard,” Leach said. “You just have to go out and execute. We have one misstep and everyone thinks it’s something new. It’s ridiculous.”
The Arkansas defense caused four turnovers in Starkville, and held the Bulldogs to just 87 rushing yards, although Kylin Hill was injured in the game.
The Bulldogs will face a desperate team this week at 0-2 Kentucky, which lost in overtime last week to Ole Miss. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.