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LSU offensive makeover to take center stage Saturday night

Mark Menard
August 28, 2019 - 7:34 pm

For LSU football fans who have grown accustomed to (if not generally enamored with) the tried-and-true, ground-and-pound style of offense, a shock to the system may be in store come this Saturday in Death Valley.

Tigers Coach Ed Orgeron said a change was in order, and a change is what the Bayou Bengal faithful can expect to see when LSU opens the season against Georgia Southern, thanks in part to an import from the New Orleans Saints.

“We’re going to the spread offense,” Orgeron said. “It’ll be a hurry-up offense. It’ll be no-huddle. It’ll be three wides, four wides, or five wides. If they’re running the football, it’ll be a one-back set. They’ll be a lot of look-overs and changing plays at the line of scrimmage. A lot of speed in the offense. Joe Brady came to us as a consultant, came to do some work with us and did a tremendous job. We called Sean Payton, and we hired him. We paid him a lot of money and gave him a passing-game coordinator job. It’s his first job, but the guy has been phenomenal.”

Orgeron made the comments during his weekly radio show Wednesday night, and he also let it be known that, while LSU has a veteran quarterback returning to the lineup in Joe Burrow, he’s expecting to deploy more than one signal-caller in the opener.

“You know, Myles Brennan has had an excellent camp,” Orgeron said of Burrow’s backup. “He’s up to 212 pounds right now. We’re gonna play him in significant snaps this year. He’s ready to go. So I want to see him play and hopefully he can get in the game on Saturday night and see what he can do.”

The sixth-ranked LSU Tigers open the 2019 football season against the Georgia Southern Eagles Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm, and you can hear all the action on WWL Radio.


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