chance of bowl: 13.6%
VIDEO: South Carolina vs. LSU Every Snap
Appreciate it. I would love to see the Clemson one too.
and South Carolina's DL was surprisingly ineffective rushing the passer against an LSU OL that was missing multiple starters. Their offense was also less-than-impressive, although that's more understandable given LSU's D.
the key to winning this game is obvioulsy executing our game plan near mistake free and getting off to a fast start on offense, but on defense we have to neutralize Ace Sanders and Shaw, on offense we have to protect Gardner at all cost.
DO NOT PUNT OR KICK TO ACE SANDERS......fergodsakes.
I though LSU was a great proxy for us to make a good bowl preview. Tough run defense, with some minor secondary issues, and a run heavy offense with alot of TE's or extra linemen, and some issues passing. South Carolina got nowhere up the middle at all, but Shaw was pretty good on the rollouts, or the couple option plays they ran. Usually seemed to throw for 10 yards or more when they needed 10, but isn't very accurate when throwing deep, or rolling left. Very effective in the red zone, the few times they managed to get there. Lattimore as a 3rd down back was great as a checkdown with his ability to fight for extra yards. On defense they seem to have no trouble selling out against the run, rushing 5, 6, or 7 on just about every play. We seem to have some diffuculty gameplanning around that, though. Still, LSU didn't have much trouble up the middle on SC. I like our chances.
Michigan's defense has to be on the ball. They aren't going to win a high scoring shootout so they need to get on the board early and force Connor Shaw to force some throws. I can see USC's defense sitting on a lead pretty easily.
EDIT: This is really nice. Thanks for cutting the film up!
I don't remember seeing the tunnel screen we used to run last year as much this year. LSU ran something them and it was super effective, and it may help slow down their pass rush a bit.
Awesome. Thanks for doing this. A few of my observations: LSU it seems shredded S. Carolina on inside runs (not that their outside runs were terrible either, but they were shut down more efficiently when giving time for SC's defenders to get people to the ball). Clowney's presence was not felt but for maybe a few plays(?). (Maybe LSU's O-line is that good, even with the missing starters for that game?) Mettenberger was not/is not the best passer (this isn't news to me, I've seen him play enough to not think all that highly of him). He made some good throws, the side-arm screen pass early on was a nice play, but also made some stanky throws that a strong-armed Devin Gardner can make. What this says about the S. Carolina secondary I'm not sure yet, but I think if whoever is playing QB for us is on the mark New Year's Day, the passing game will be there; deep ball wise I'm again not so sure on but they will give up areas where our guys can get open. Didn't get a feel for how their LBs played; probably pretty decent but having their D-line seemingly get shredded it's hard to tell how good a unit they really are (nice goalline stand in the beginning, for sure).