The LSU Tigers kicked off spring football practice 48 hours ago and they are one of the more intriguing teams in college football this season. Not only do they play in the nation’s toughest conference, but the team is returning just eleven starters — four on offense and seven on defense — for the 2013 campaign.
While there are only seven starters returning on offense, you can expect the Tigers offense to be much improved from a year ago. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a year of experience under his belt and will be running an offense led by former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. The offensive line will need to plug some holes, but the skill positions are loaded with talent from Jarvis Landry to Odell Beckham to Jeremy Hill.
The offense should be fine, but the defensive is a cause for concern.
LSU will have to find a way to replace the likes of Barkevious Mingo, Eric Reid, Sam Montgomery, Kevin Minter, Tharold Simon, Lavar Edwards and many more. It will be up to John Chavis to rally his troops and make sure they don’t let the offense down, but it will be tough with the massive loss of talent.
However, if there is one thing we have learned about LSU, it is that Les Miles is always great at filling in talent. The Tigers should once again be a major threat in the college football landscape.
Here is video of the practice from DandyDon.com: