BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU head coach Ed Orgeron recapped the 37-7 loss to Mississippi State and previewed the upcoming game against Syracuse during his weekly news conference Monday afternoon.
Orgeron started off pointing out there needs to be improvements on defense. He emphasized the penalties are still a problem and the targeting calls changed the game. He added the players are going to run.
He said the team periods on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the Bulldogs weren't as sharp and it affected the team's play.
He also said Derrius Guice suffered a minor injury against Mississippi State and won't practice Monday, but he added he thinks Guice will be fine.
Orgeron showed some displeasure with a question about Frank Herron getting on the field.
"I'm not going to talk about that every week, okay?" Orgeron responded.
Coach O admitted LSU is very thin on the defensive line. He said the coaches need to do a better job recruiting and the Tigers might need to get a couple of JUCO guys.
He said freshman quarterback Myles Brennan will get more repetitions this week and will perhaps play a little more in the next two games, but those games will dictate that.
KICKOFF: 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium
TV: ESPN 2
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SERIES: LSU leads 2-1
LAST MEETING: LSU - 34, Syracuse - 24 (Sept. 26, 2015 in Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY)