LSU relies primarily on a power running game and play-action passing. The Tigers
will often use three wide receivers and a single back or a fullback with two
wide. LSU will run the option at times, but generally the running game stays
fairly basic. The Tigers did hire Gary Crowton as offensive coordinator from
Oregon, so some spread concepts may have trickled into LSU’s offensive schemes.
Matt Flynn (#15, 6-2.5 227, r-Sr., 4.64) has waited five years to take over
the starting quarterback job at LSU. He is a heady, composed QB with good
athletic ability. While not possessing JaMarcus Russell’s cannon, Flynn has a
good arm and can make all of the throws. He is a good runner and can handle the
option as well as showing the ability to scramble. The biggest issue with Flynn
is the lack of “big-game” experience, so we’ll see how he handles
Tech’s pressure Saturday night.
Ryan Perrilloux (#11, 6-2.5 227, r-So., 4.68) is a former five-star recruit
as an athletic quarterback. Perrilloux has all of the tools but he is still raw
as a quarterback. Basically, he is still an athlete learning to play
quarterback. The third quarterback is highly regarded true freshman Jarrett Lee
(#12, 6-2 211, 4.81).
Jacob Hester (#18, 6-0 224, Sr., 4.58) is a solid all-around power back who
started last year at fullback. He is primarily a between-the-tackles runner, but
he has decent speed for a big back. He blocks well and has very good hands. He
has played fullback throughout his career, but he is now starting at tailback,
the position he played at high school powerhouse Evangel Christian in
Keiland Williams (#5, 5-10.5 226, So., 4.45) played against the Virginia Tech
JV team two years ago for Hargrave. Tech offered Williams but he was always more
interested in returning back home to Louisiana. Williams is primarily an outside
running threat, though he has improved running inside. He runs very hard and
will break tackles when he gets into the
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