LSU’s position groups: ahead, behind, or on schedule

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LSU as a team is certainly behind schedule.

A lot of media members (including myself) believed that LSU would be able to bounce back from a subpar 2020 campaign. With all of the talent, returning starters, and ‘Hold that Tiger!’ tweets from Ed Orgeron, it seemed like things were returning to normal for the Bayou Bengals.

Nothing has been normal this season. And no, it’s not a COVID-19 affected season. The Tigers have officially fallen apart halfway through the schedule. It’s all for pride at this point, as the possibility of a bowl game seems unlikley.

Here are all of LSU’s position groups, given a rating of either on schedule, ahead of schedule, or behind schedule.

Quarterback: On schedule

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Johnson has been on schedule statistically. He’s on pace to finish the year with 34 touchdowns to 8 interceptions. He’s also facing five ranked opponents. He may not get there.

Running Back: Behind schedule

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The running game has been disgustingly bad. The Tigers are averaging 83.2 rushing yards per game.

Wide Receiver: On schedule

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With Kayshon Boutte out for the rest of the season, however, things could go south for a unit that benefits from a pass-happy scheme.

Offensive Line: Never got on schedule to begin with

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Is this the worst unit on the team? I think there’s an argument to be made that it is.

Defensive Line: Behind schedule

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LSU is giving up 154.2 rushing yards per game. Thats’ not good for an SEC defense. The Tigers just got gashed by Kentucky this past weekend.

Linebackers: On schedule

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LSU’s linebackers have racked up sacks and TFLs. Not much has been done other than that.

Defensive Backs: Behind schedule

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This unit has seen very little improvement from last season and is now without its two starting corners Eli Ricks and Derek Stingley. All is lost for the Tigers.

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