Sound Off: Where do all the O-Line injuries leave LSU’s offense?

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the first edition of our weekly “Sound Off” video series, SEC Country LSU football beat writers Alex Hickey and Nick Suss discuss the three biggest topics surrounding Tigers football coming out of the first week of fall camp.

Up first, a discussion about the state of the offensive line. So far, the unit has seen three offseason transfers, one starter released from his scholarship and three other starters held out with injuries. Plenty of younger players have had to step up, including three true freshmen and one redshirt freshman.

Next, we look at the freshmen at other positions who have made the biggest impacts through one week of camp. In particular, one pass rusher has proven himself to be elite, and a local kid has surprised the coaching staff with his ability at running back.

Finally, the duo discusses the program’s depth at wide receiver and safety following coach Ed Orgeron’s decision to move 5-star recruit JaCoby Stevens from defense to offense to start his freshman season. We also look at what this might mean for players such as Grant Delpit, Todd Harris, Russell Gage and Derrick Dillon.

Feel free to skip around in the video above to whatever topics interest you the most … though we know the most diehard Tigers fans will watch the whole thing. Here are a handful of timestamps to guide you.

  • Start: Why does LSU lack depth on the offensive line in the first place?
  • 1:35: What led to Maea Teuhema’s transfer, and what does that mean for LSU?
  • 3:35: The emergence of Lloyd Cushenberry as a viable option at center, and at right guard.
  • 4:35: The three true freshmen on the offensive line step up and start over more experienced options.
  • 7:30: Outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson “dominated” Week 1.
  • 11:30: Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is Ed Orgeron’s biggest surprise of camp
  • 14:05: What Stevens’ move from safety to wide receiver means to LSU offensively and defensively.

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

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