BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU’s faced its fair share of adversity in the last calendar year, but the Tigers developed one problem any team would welcome: Too much talent. Eight different players caught a pass against Central Michigan, including four freshmen. The current “predicament” reminded head coach Ed Orgeron of his time on the west coast.
“I was at the University of Southern California, where Reggie Bush, and Matt Leinart and LenDale White was in the backfield, and everybody was happy. We gotta keep everybody happy. Everybody’s gonna get the ball, and it’s about a team. It’s not about any individual. That’s why we say it’s ‘one team, one heartbeat,’ and everybody going,” Orgeron said.
One individual stood out against the Chippewas: Wide receiver Deion Smith. The freshman set game highs across the board with five receptions, 135 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Smith put himself in position for more game reps going forward.
“He’s going play more and perhaps start. We going see how the week goes, but we got a lot of guys who deserve to play, deserve to start. I think that’s a day-by-day process. We do have to get him the ball more. I’m not going stop giving him the football, and he does deserve to play more,” Orgeron added.
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