Thursday, February 27 2014 4:50 PM EST2014-02-27 21:50:22 GMT
Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to LSU as the Tigers special teams coordinator.Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted inMore >>
Peveto joined the Tigers in 2005 serving as the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach before being promoted in 2008 to co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.More >>
Wednesday, February 26 2014 3:51 PM EST2014-02-26 20:51:28 GMT
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.The clinic will be held at the PeteMore >>
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will be guest speakers at this year's LSU Football Coaches Clinic.More >>
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall. Rivers, theMore >>
LSU says it has granted reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers' request to transfer after he graduates this spring, allowing him to play wherever he wants next fall.More >>
Wednesday, February 19 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-02-19 21:05:35 GMT
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, the momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.Les Miles and LSU added two more verbal commitmentsMore >>
After a surprising end to the 2014 recruiting trail that earned LSU the number two ranked class in the nation, momentum hasn't stopped for the Tigers.More >>
Monday, February 17 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-02-17 17:14:20 GMT
With LSU's baseball team taking the diamond last week and the basketball team trying to make one of the post-season tournaments, I have to ask, is it too early to start talking LSU and SEC football? Nah,More >>
While you might be surprised at who has the toughest schedule in the SEC, the team with the weakest schedule should be no surprise at all.More >>
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The LSU defense has struggled this season with creating turnovers and making a crucial stop on third down.
The Tiger defense has just five interceptions through eight games this season, that's number nine in the SEC.
Coach Les Miles addressed the defensive woes Monday saying, "Defensively we have guys on rushed, on their quarterback, on blocked I should say. We have guys that are supposed to have coverage on the exact area that the ball is thrown, and again, it's a confidence and a comfort that you just ‑‑ within the scheme, and to play like we play."
Another big issue for the defense is third down conversions. The Tigers are eighth in the league in stopping opponents on third down, which was a big problem Saturday against Ole Miss.
Miles was not pleased with the Rebels success on third down, "I think the opponent was 11 of 18 on third downs, which is certainly not like us, and again, I think there's a number of ways to get off the field late in that game."
When asked about the last minute losses starting with Alabama last year, Miles said, "We do two‑minute on Mondays and we do it on Thursday, and we do it extensively. It's described and talked about. I think maybe there can be a greater emphasis put on it in the fact that how fortunate we are to be in the position where most of the time those games come down to the last possession."
Miles hinted that some of the younger players might receive more playing time as the season progresses. "Yeah, we like Beckwith and we like Lamar Louis, who played awfully well in that game. Do other guys get more snaps? You betcha. It doesn't mean that we're wholesale change and it doesn't mean that we're throwing anybody out, but what it does mean is some of these young guys played well enough to deserve playing time, and they're going to get it."
Chances are the Tigers will have a little more success Saturday against lowly Furman, before preparing for Texas A&M, Alabama and Arkansas.