LSU has been an underrated college football team in recent years, with even the Tigers’ 2007 National Championship coming after preseason analysis predicted nothing special for the team. Looking ahead to 2010, Tigers fans can see similarities to 2007, particularly for how the team’s athletic prowess needs to mesh on the field. With 2010 being called a make or break season for Tigers Head Coach Les Miles, we take at look at the Tigers’ components to get a better sense of their prospects.
A team’s success on offense always begins with its quarterback, and, if only his decision making improves, Jordan Jefferson could be a game changer. Bad decisions made at quarterback can’t be covered up or easily countered, and if Jefferson shows the same sketchiness as last year, look for back up Jarret Lee to be inserted sooner than ufabet มือถือ เว็บออนไลน์ later. Steven Ridley will start at running back. But by the end of the year, he could easily by replaced by 5-star recruit Spencer Ware.
The Offensive Line
The Tigers will line up one of the bigger defensive lines in the game, with Joseph Barksdale, Josh Dworaczyk, PJ Lonergan, Will Blackwell and Alex Hurst all tipping the scales at 300 plus. That’s a ton of moveable meat to confront while in pursuit of Jefferson, which should help to give him the decision making time he sorely needs.
The Tigers should be strong at receiver, with All-SEC talents Terrence Tolliver and Rueben Randle leading the charge. Combining for 57 catches in 2009, the pair should easily break 100 in 2010. Filling out the Tigers’ receiving unit are Russell Shepard and tight end Deangelo Peterson, the latter of which should significantly improve on his meager 5 receptions in 2009.
The Defensive Line