Sound Off: How LSU intends to fix its inconsistent offense

BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU football team isn’t where it wants to be five weeks into the 2017 season.

In this week’s edition of Sound Off, SEC Country beat reporters Alex Hickey and Nick Suss break down why this is the case. The conversation begins with a discussion about offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s scheme and whether it needs to be simplified, before shifting topics to why defensive depth looks like it’s on the upswing.

Finally, we end the chat by arguing why LSU’s game Saturday at Florida might be the biggest and most contentious rivalry game of the year.

The Tigers (3-2, 0-1 SEC) face the Gators (3-1, 3-0) at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

Below are time stamps for specific topics that we discuss:

  • 0:30: Before losing to Troy, LSU coach Ed Orgeron made a push to simplify the offense and make things easier for the linemen. It didn’t work, and the Tigers reverted to Canada’s shifting and motioning ways, but not in time to prevent the loss. What will the team do this week to prevent a similar travesty this week?
  • 4:30: Troy ran all over the field against defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s squad. But LSU will return two of its most important defensive line contributors for the Florida game, and a notable player is switching from offense to defense.
  • 7:40: If LSU-Florida isn’t the most important game on the schedule, it’s almost certainly the most heated. How has this rivalry gotten to where it is, and what should fans expect when the Tigers try to spoil the Gators homecoming game Saturday in the Swamp?

Check back with  SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about  LSU football, including videos every Wednesday from Nick and Alex breaking down the biggest Tigers stories.

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