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Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU


  by - Senior Writer - Monday, December 17, 2012 10:58 AM
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knows his offense has a definite challenge in playing LSU and the Bayou Tigers’ tough, physical defense, and he said Saturday that Clemson’s Tigers will have to be as physical as or more physical than their Louisiana brethren if they want to win the Chick-fil-A Bowl later this month.

Clemson faced a similar defense in South Carolina at the end of last month, and LSU’s defense is not only more talented than the Gamecocks’ defense, but faster at more spots.

Morris said Saturday that he feels like his offense – which performed reasonably well in the first half of the loss to the Gamecocks – would have put up points had it had more opportunities in the game’s second half, and said a three-and-out on the opening series of the second half was a game-changer.

"When you go three-and-out, the offense doesn't work," Morris said. "In the first half against South Carolina, we had the ball 44 snaps and did a great job of mixing the run and the pass. In the third quarter we had the ball six snaps and then 10 in the fourth quarter, with four or five of those on the last drive of the game. Your options were limited. We needed to be perfect. But we went three-and-out on the opening drive and never got it back."

Morris touted the strength of LSU’s front seven, and said he doesn’t worry about LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis changing anything he does because he will be facing an up-tempo offense.

"They're not going to change what they do because they're playing us," Morris said. "They're going to be who they are. When you look at them, one of the things that keeps coming back with those guys is that their defensive front and linebackers are really sound. Essentially, this is a team that's one fourth-down conversion away from playing for the national championship.”

He said that LSU is not only talented, but deep and physical.

"They've got eight or 10 defensive linemen that they'll roll in there on us,” Morris said. “It's a solid starting group, and then they have four more they just roll right in there behind them. It's going to be a physical match-up for us up front."

As a result, Morris said his offensive line will have to turn in its most physical performance of the season.

"We have to play physical up front - that's where it will start and that's where it will end," Morris said. "We have to go out and execute. That's the key for us - execution. When you have 15 days to practice, you go back and try to get good at what we do. We're going to play physical football."


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Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
B-Meist®
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
IBeWriteGood®
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
Dugatiger®
Player not tought to give very best on every play.
Clemtiger81
Re: Player not tought to give very best on every play.
Dugatiger®
Re: Player not tought to give very best on every play.
dgcannon39
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
MemphisCat
Ya Think?
Miss80s
Morris' alter ego must be Captain Obvious
BentZero
also, if we're running the ball well...
ziggy_1118
How physical has practice been?
UtilTiger
Re: How physical has practice been?
74TIGER
This game will be an SEC Showcase
HoundstoothTiger
Re: This game will be an SEC Showcase
DBrittsRKm
neither has USuC...lmao***
cupton®
Re: neither has USuC...lmao***
dgcannon39
Re: This game will be an SEC Showcase
Anonymous08®
snicker snicker...glad we got your attention***
cupton®
YIKES!
choke slam tigr
Re: YIKES!
DBrittsRKm
Id like to see 63-17 myself...hehehe...or 56-10 Auburn style***
cupton®
Re: How physical has practice been?
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: How physical has practice been?
svaughan
What do you base that on?***
attheesso®
The results. Bowden 1-8, Dabo 0-6 vs non-con AP final poll.
Razzmatazz
Re: What do you base that on?***
dgcannon39
GET TOUGH DANGIT! Snot bubbles...***
ColaTownTiger
Note to Morris: PLEASE dont give up on the run!!!
AllTimeClemson
Not Been 30 Years
BIG ORANGE
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
joetigersc
this game may not break the season,but...
Prime T. Tiger
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
hpick
Venebles and Morris need to listen to what Morris said
MackDaddy®
Re: Re: How physical has practice been?
armsb
Re: Front Page Story: Morris says Tigers need to match physical play of LSU
Rooster Booster
Re: The results. Bowden 1-8, Dabo 0-6 vs non-con AP final poll.
armsb
Re: The results. Bowden 1-8, Dabo 0-6 vs non-con AP final poll.
IBeWriteGood®
obviously b-meist***
henry®
How'd'yall miss it?
silvavocati
y'all?
deadsolidperfect®
Re: How'd'yall miss it?
dgcannon39
We needed to be practicing Physical all season. The Coots
tigerfanjack
But can they???***
kbtiger®

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