BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — LSU football head coach Brian Kelly called Saturday’s loss against Ole Miss a “difficult” one while praising the offense.

The LSU Tigers are 3-2 after losing to Ole Miss, 55-49, on Saturday, Sept. 30. The Tigers defense gave up 706 total yards and allowed the Rebels to score the last 15 points of the game.

“We wish we could’ve matched it defensively,” said Kelly.

He said the team has to coach and play better, adding that the process needs to be tweaked.

“We have a process so we don’t get caught in the emotions of what might or might not happen, so we rely on our process so we can stay consistent on a day to day basis,” he said.

After a report emerged about a new hire, Kelly confirmed that defensive line coach Pete Jenkins would be working with the team. He said Jenkins, whose role hasn’t been defined yet, would be able to help players with technique.

“We want to provide our student-athletes with the most resources and Pete gives us the expertise and the ability to help us with technique,” he said.

Overall, Kelly said the team has “got to be better with the fundamentals,” ahead of practice Tuesday. He said there was a Monday meeting with defense where he got input from players.

The 23rd-ranked LSU Tigers will next face the undefeated Missouri Tigers. Missouri comes into this game with a 5-0 record and ranked 21st in the AP Top 25 Poll.

LSU vs. Missouri: What to know

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 7
  • Game time: 11 a.m. CT
  • How to watch and listen: ESPN/LSU Sports Radio Network (98.1 FM in Baton Rouge)