LSU Football: What Ed Orgeron was frustrated with in win over McNeese

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LSU football left Tiger Stadium with a win on Saturday night, but that doesn’t mean Ed Orgeron was completely thrilled with everything that went down in the win against McNeese State.

The Tigers left a lot to be desired in the 34-7 win.

LSU wasn’t able to run the ball like you’d expect against an FCS opponent.

Averaging 3.5 yards per rushing attempt isn’t going to get it done in SEC play.

Ed Orgeron voices frustrations with offense

Coach O pointed out a couple of specific things that he wants to see changed in the offense moving forward.

For starters, Orgeron doesn’t feel like sophomore wide receiver Kayshon Boutte is getting the ball enough.

Here’s what Coach O said about Boutte after the game on Saturday (via 247Sports):

"Orgeron: “Kayshon’s important to us. I’m on the sideline wanting to get him the ball. I want to get him the ball. We ran speed sweep with him, but we need to get more balls to him. We need to get more passes to him. We’ve got to find out why we’re not, what’s going on and he’s got to get more catches.”"

Boutte caught five passes for 31 yards and two touchdowns against McNeese State. He’s one of the best wide receivers in the country, so Orgeron is definitely correct that LSU needs to get the ball to Boutte more often.

Orgeron, in general, wants to get LSU’s athletes in space more.

From 247Sports:

"We want to get our athletes in space, but it’s just not working so we’re going to have to look at it again and it’s all going to be about protection first, whether it’s a tight end and a back, whether it’s sliding the line, whatever it may be, we’re going to have to change it."

It certainly sounds like Orgeron isn’t thrilled with the play calling over the first two games of the season.

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It’ll be interesting to see what kind of changes are made moving forward. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Central Michigan game called much differently by offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and passing game coordinator DJ Mangas.