The LSU Tigers looked great on offense against the Georgia Bulldogs this past Saturday. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for a career-high 372 yards, and running back Jeremy Hill added 86 yards and a touchdown of his own. The defense, however, left a lot to be desired, giving up almost 500 yards to the Georgia offense and blowing coverages on multiple occasions. LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles addressed the issue on Monday, saying the secondary has a lot of room for improvement.
From The Times-Picayune:
We certainly we can’t have blown coverages. I mean, no matter what, whether it’s player to player, whether the player knew exactly what he was doing, or whether it was player to coach, those are the fastest way to get you beat, play against a quality opponent and not cover a segment of the field.
I think we got the right guys. I don’t think there’s any reason to put guys to the side. But we got to get better. I think we’ll all kind of reach in and get that done this week.
The LSU secondary should fare a little better this upcoming Saturday against a Mississippi State team that is 46th in the nation in passing offense. With games against Alabama and Texas A&M looming in November, the secondary will have a month to improve before being tested against two of the best offenses in the SEC.
[Source: The Times-Picayune]