Last Weeks LSU Football Scrimmage Shows Promise, But Lots Of Work Left To Do

April 9, 2011; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers linebacker D.J. Welter (purple) tackles running back Spencer Ware (white) during the 2011 Spring Game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Most signs were positive after last week’s annual Spring game, with LSU’s new junior quarterback Zach Mettenberger seemingly out-shining the afternoon sun. Even with the loss of last years seniors the Fighting Tigers style is expected to follow the same path, with offense being the first thing that grabs your attention.

WR Odell Beckham Jr on QB Zach Mettenberger:

“From the beginning of spring, there’s just a bond between the receivers and Mettenberger, and we’ll get to show that off”

From Coach Miles on offense:

“I think we are competing in the passing game very well. I think Zach is a real leader for us and he enjoys that role.”

From Coach Miles on defense:

“The 287 rushing yards was not an indication as to how the defense played but more of an indication of the fact that we have good running backs. I think our defensive front is playing well and we made some big plays on that side of the ball. We had several sacks by our defense that would have made it very difficult for the offense to be able to continue drives with a first down.”

Of the three practices left the LSU Spring Game will be played March 31 and will not be televised.

LSU Head Coach Les Miles as expected was stingy with his team stats, but here’s a few:

Mettenberger: 16 of 25 passes for 177 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
Total Rushing: 287 yards.
Spencer Ware: 12 carries for 90 yards.
Alfred Blue: 67 yards.
Kenny Hilliard 60 yards.
Jeremy Hill 56 yards.

Magyver
Sportswriter, DeathValleyVoice.com

Topics: Alfred Blue, Big Plays, Coach Miles, Defensive Front, Drives, Fighting Tigers, First Down, Football, Head Coach, Jeremy Hill, Junior Quarterback, Kenny Hilliard, LSU, LSU Football, Offense, Running Backs, Rushing Yards, Seniors, Spencer Ware, Spring Game, Team Stats, WR Odell Beckham Jr, Zach Mettenberger

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