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How LSU's defense will retool after poor performance against LA Tech

5 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, September 25 2018 Sep 25, 2018 September 25, 2018 6:25 PM September 25, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

LSU was left looking for answers after giving up 21 unanswered points and 417 yards at home against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

"I took it real personally. I was hollering at them on the sidelines. Hollering at myself. Asking Coach Aranda 'what is going on? What do we need to do?' Because that is not the standard we want to hold," linebacker Devin White said.
"Obviously [Dave Aranda] is not pleased. He is just going to work hard and get better and that's all he is going to do. But I could see his demeanor. I really liked his demeanor," head coach Ed Orgeron said.

On Saturday, 330 of Louisiana Tech's yards came through the air, so the secondary knows they will have to make some changes to prepare for a pass-heavy Ole Miss team this weekend.

"I'm glad mistakes have been made early before the season really got going. Get guys to focus in more. Get them to understand the role that they have to play here at LSU," defensive back Greedy Williams said .

The problems aren't all on the secondary. Coach Orgeron pointed out that the team will need to have a more effective pass rush this week and find a better way to adapt to screens.

"Any time you get up the field with your pass rush, you're going to get some screens. You can't play screens. You have to react to screens and the defensive line, because if not you're not going to get a great pass rush. So we need to do a better job reacting to them, and tackling in space," Orgeron said.

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