BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU head coach Ed Orgeron complimented the Tigers’ defense several times during Tuesday’s presser. With Bo Pelini back as defensive coordinator, the Bayou Bengals are switching back to a 4-3 base and will be more aggressive when attacking opposing offenses.
“We’re blitzing. We’ve got every blitz known to man. We’re bringing our linebackers. We’re bringing our corners. They’ve got to account for everybody,” Coach O said.
When asked what are LSU’s strengths, Coach O said the running back group and speed on defense have been the team’s best attributes, pointing back to the team’s new linebacker from North Dakota State.
“I think the addition of Jabril Cox has been phenomenal. He’s been one of the best players on our football team.”
The Tigers’ head coach previously said Cox stood out as the best player in fall camp, and Pelini’s defense has shown immediate improvement compared to the 2019 team.
“We are so much better on defense right now than any part of the season last year. Bo knows protections. He’s a very good game caller. He knows what to do against offenses. He’s an expert at it, so I feel the combination of Bo being here, the combination of going to the 4-3, the combination of using our talent and attacking the quarterback, making plays in the backfield, we’re just not playing base defense. We’re going to attack.”
Meanwhile. Neil Farrell has returned to the team, but he’ll have to work his way back for playing time.
“I heard he wanted to come back. Just like any member of our family, we’ll take him back. He’s going to have to earn his way back. There’s some guys that have been busting their tail, and he’s going to have to start at the bottom of the depth chart, work his way up and let’s see what happens.”
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