Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football and teams. Readers submit their questions through Twitter each Tuesday, and the best are posted here with answers. Follow us on Twitter at @DellengerAdv to submit a question.
@DellengerAdv Any ideas or news to why Clifton Garrett did not play in the spring game?
— KSingh (@KThaKid) April 21, 2015
The spring game statistics list Garrett as having a tackle so he played at some point – or the statistician made an error. Either way, he didn’t play much and that’s surprising.
Starting middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith said Garrett was his immediate backup when we spoke to him earlier this spring. Instead, Ronnie Feist played middle linebacker for the Purple Team.
Garrett, an Illinois native, came in as a freshman overweight and out of shape and struggled with the Louisiana heat, but he seemed to be in better shape and told us that for this story. Coach Les Miles, after the scrimmage, wondered himself why Garrett didn’t play more in the game.
@DellengerAdv how would you ruin a tailgate in 5 words?
— Sean (@seantci) April 21, 2015
I saw this hashtag running through Twitter on Tuesday and couldn’t wait to join in because, after all, what’s better than a tailgate?
The obvious correct response to what ruins a tailgate has something to do with alcohol and lacking it, but what good is a tailgate without a yard game?
We left the washers home.
— Andrew R (@LSUajr) April 21, 2015
I’m not sure that’s “settled.” But I’d be shocked if Newman were to be taken out of the bullpen. He’s been so successful in that position so far. The guy has thrown 21.2 innings and has not allowed an earned run.
As for Reynolds, that’s unclear. I could see him moving to a starting role at some point. Bouman will likely finish out the year as the midweek starter, and Godfrey might be a guy who moves permanently into the bullpen. After all, it’s not bad to have a reliever who can throw 93.
@DellengerAdv is the defensive line as good as they appeared in the spring game or was that mainly a result of facing second stringers
— Justin Ellis (@jellis225) April 21, 2015
Don’t put too much stock into anything that happens in a spring game, especially with the way LSU divided the two teams – one starters and one backups.
Miles mentioned before the game that his second stringers needed to be better. It seems like depth could be a concern this year so keep that in mind.
However, DL coach Ed Orgeron feels pretty good about his starting defensive tackles. LSU’s D-ends have a ways to go though, it sounds like.
@DellengerAdv what do think the odds are of any QB seeing game time other than Harris and Jennings this fall?
— John Frazier (@jfLSU89) April 21, 2015
The over-under on snaps this season for any QB not named Jennings and Harris is probably low. Let’s say … 18.