Leonard Fournette had just five carries at Arkansas. (Travis Spradling)
Twitter Mailbag is a blog series running each Tuesday answering readers’ questions about the LSU football team. 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 How would you compare players on this year's LSU team to popular Thanksgiving dishes?
— Hunter Paniagua (@HunterPaniagua) November 25, 2014
- Turkey: LT La’el Collins. Why: Because he’s the most valuable entity on LSU’s team, just like turkey on Thanksgiving.
- Stuffing: FB Connor Neighbors. Why? Because, like stuffing, he plays second fiddle to turkey but is an integral part.
- Green Been Casserole: LB Kendell Beckwith. Thick, flavorful, crispy. Just like fast, strong and athletic.
- Cranberry Sauce: CB Tre’Davious White. Tough to mess up cranberry sauce. White rarely messes up on coverage.
- Sweet Potatoes: RB Leonard Fournette. Why? Because your eyes light up when you see his moves, just like the first bite of these.
@DellengerAdv who will get more yards: Jennings passing or Fournette rushing?
— Austin Greenway (@austin_greenway) November 25, 2014
The risky pick is Fournette. The safe route is Jennings (right?).
Either way, we’ll go with Jennings based on a few facts. First, Texas A&M plays without a deep safety, meaning the Tigers might be going deep with more success than usual. Second, Fournette received just five carries at Arkansas, and the Aggies will be bent on stopping LSU’s run.
Third, just playing the percentages here. Jennings averages 123 yards passing a game. Fournetted averages 67.
— Bryce (@BD4LSU) November 25, 2014
If coaches are confident enough to play Teuhema on key downs in significant parts of games, he’s probably a future playmaker.
He was just a three-star rated prospect out of Texas, but coaches clearly like Teuhema’s pass-rushing ability. He’s been the nose tackle in the Tigers’ Mustang package, a pass-rushing scheme that includes three defensive linemen, two linebackers and six DBs.
He’s had success in that role, and he may be an heir apparent to one guys like Jermauria Rasco or Danielle Hunter.
@DellengerAdv Where does Texas A&M stand with fans/players when it comes to listing top LSU rivals?
— JohnMichaelH (@sbrokeski) November 26, 2014
I think it’ll take some time for A&M to move up the chain of LSU’s rivals, but there’s a good chance it eventually happens. After all, the two are now ending the regular season by playing, they’re border states, they recruit hard against each other and they have an old rivalry dating back decades.
Here’s my best guess of what could be termed LSU’s list of rivals right now:
- 1. Alabama
- 2. Ole Miss
- 3. Auburn
- 4. Florida
- 5. Texas A&M
@DellengerAdv Is Clifton Garrett headed for a medical redshirt?
— TexasTiger09 (@TexasTiger09) November 26, 2014
Sure seems like it. Les Miles said on his radio show a few weeks ago that Garrett would “probably” redshirt this season.
Garrett played in two games this season – against New Mexico State and Louisiana-Monroe. LSU could file for a waiver to get Garrett a medical redshirt for this season. Players who have played in less than 30 percent of a team’s games and were injured in the first half of the season are eligible for medical redshirts.
Garrett’s injury is unclear.
Garrett was a five-star rated product from Illinois ranked as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation. Garrett is behind Kendell Beckwith and D.J. Welter at the middle linebacker spot.
@DellengerAdv does lsu sign a juco qb?
— ken agnew (@kenagnew) November 26, 2014
If I had to choose right now, I say yes. But who really knows?
The Tigers are rumored to be after former Clemson quarterback and current East Mississippi CC QB Chad Kelly. Rivals.com reported that LSU had offered Kelly. Other sites have disputed that report.
Kelly is a former highly rated dual-threat prospect out of New York who was dismissed from the team at Clemson this spring.
@DellengerAdv which juniors leave early this year?
— ken agnew (@kenagnew) November 26, 2014
Here’s our story about that earlier this week.
Here are a few candidates:
- DE Danielle Hunter: Projected as high as a second-round pick.
- S/CB Jalen Mills: Thought to be top 5 at his position.
- LG Vadal Alexander: Kipers says he’s the 4th-best guard.
- Others: LB Kwon Alexander, CB Jalen Collins, LT Jerald Hawkins.