LSU's defensive line set to be dominant in 2018
BATON ROUGE- Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's squad finished ranked 12th in the country in total defense last season while working with a depleted defensive line.
This season LSU welcomes five freshman linemen looking to make an impact alongside defensive leader Rashard Lawrence.
"There's a great pride with those guys and it starts with Rashard Lawrence," said Aranda. "He's got a great leadership quality about him. I think guys look to him. They want to please Rashard. So he takes that leadership mantle very seriously"
"Rashard's a 4.0 student. Has great technique and great hands. Rashard is a great representation of LSU and is going to be a great player for us," said Head Coach Ed Orgeron.
Lawrence won't have to do it alone with Texas Tech transfer Breidan Fehoko finally elligible after sitting out a year due to the ncaa transfer rules. so now the experienced duo could be one of the top defensive line bookends in the country.
"He brings such a great energy and brings an enthusiasm that is contagious. Our front people look to him for a fire and a spark. He's just a vibrant emotional kid. So with him in the middle of our defense, that provides us with an energy i think we need," said Aranda.
Aranda's patented 3-4 defense will take advantage of the improved front to open up rushing lanes for All-American Devin white and force one on ones matchups on the edge for linebacker Michael Divnity who is building on his 5 tackle bowl game performance.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
CANDIDATES VYING FOR ASCENSION PARISH PRESIDENT PARTICIPATE IN FORUM
Family jewelry among items stolen in brazen burglary in Central neighborhood
Family claims man killed by deputy was unarmed
Local 8th-grader appears on Good Morning America, surprised with huge donation
Highway 42 widening projecting inching closer to completion
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar