Louis Williams’ alma mater LSU is in almost everyone’s Top 10 pre-season rankings as we look for another big season from Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette.
On the NFL front, Drew Brees is as capable as ever, and the Saints are eager to improve to their defense. Will the offensive line hold together? Will the defense be improved over last year? This season will tell us all we need to know.
LSU Tigers Ready to Take on the Crimson Tide
The major preseason polls for the Tigers are casting aside some doubt with 3 major polls placing the team in the top 10. LSU fans will be excited to hear collegefootballnews.com’s Pete Fiutak selected the team as a preseason favorite. South Carolina darling, Clemson is their biggest contender, according to preseason lists and polls across the nation.
Of course, this isn’t to say the Tigers don’t have their fair share of naysayers. Tom Fornelli at CBS Sports definitely ruffled some feathers when he named the Tigers as this year’s most overhyped team in college football.
What’s it going to take for LSU to win? Those in the know point to Dave Aranda’s defensive coordinator expertise and penchant for killer 3-4 alignments. LSU diehards should cross their fingers for a more forgiving year when it comes to penalties.
But the major question looming over the Tigers this year is their quarterback play. Brandon Harris is returning after a full season of starts, and while he looked good and bad last year at times, coach Miles believes he’s seeing a different player this season both on and off the field. If Harris is able to add an element of passing to the offense, most people believe that will create room for Fournette to have another great season.
If you’re an LSU fan, you’ll want to break out the purple and gold on November 5 when the team squares up against Alabama right in Death Valley. The Tigers are eager for some payback after being beaten by the Crimson Tide 5 years in a row.
NOLA Saints Are Bringing Back the Defense
Training camp for the Saints began on July 28 in Sulphur Spring, West Virginia but we’ll welcome the team back home on August 25. All eyes are on 23-year- old wide receiver, Brandin Cooks, who’s poised to come out on top in his third year.
Fans are eager for New Orleans to improve their defense, which has been anything but their strong suit in the last few seasons. Things look optimistic this year as Dennis Allen moves to defensive coordinator and James Laurinaitis comes on as middle linebacker.
Of course, new assistant head coach and tight ends coach, Dan Campbell, is creating plenty of buzz himself.
Fresh off of his term as Miami Dolphins interim head coach, Campbell brings his hands-on experience as a former player for the NY Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and the Saints to the team. His insights are sure to be incredibly valuable for creating a more effective strategy this year.
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