Coming off of a sloppy 38-21 victory against LA Tech, LSU has a lot of work to do this week to prepare for Ole Miss.
According to Orgeron, the biggest thing the Tigers have to fix is the pass rush. The defense allowed the quarterback entirely too much time to throw last week, with LA Tech totaling 330 passing yards.
“We did not have a good pass rush and we did not have a good pass rush plan and I am part of that so I’ll take the blame for that, Orgeron said. “We were not rushing the passer the way we should have and we are going to get it fixed this week. Also, our coverage consisted of a lot of one-on-one coverage and we did not get it done this week.”
Overall, Orgeron wants to see his football team become more explosive.
“We need to throw the ball better on first down, we need to more efficient, not get behind the chains, but the problem we have is we have such a change on the offensive line. That everything comes down to protection...”
One guy that may be stepping into a larger role in the improvement that Orgeron speaks of is wide receiver Dee Anderson. Anderson had a breakout game against LA Tech, racking up five receptions for 80 yards, averaging 16 yards per catch.
“Right now, he’s probably one of our go-to receivers so we’re proud of him,” Orgeron said.” “He’s worked his way up, nothing has been given to Dee, he’s worked his way up.
An injury update was provided as well, with Orgeron confirming left Garrett Brumfield was out indefinitely. He also noted that O Linemen Saahdiq Charles and Adrian Magee are highly questionable this week.
Orgeron had some things to say about the unveiling of the Billy Cannon statue as well, which will make its debut Friday night.
“It is something that we are excited about... it is a big deal because he is one of the all-time greats to play here at LSU,” he said. “I want to personally thank them for setting the standard for all LSU Tigers, and all LSU coaches. Obviously, those guys are icons in LSU history and a lot of them are still around today and a lot of them are very supportive of what I and the LSU Tigers are doing.”