LSU offensive line takes shape

LSU offensive line takes shape

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Sports fans across the Capital City are getting hit with Tiger fever and to help them get through it, here's another dose of medicine from fall camp with a breakdown of the offensive line.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and his Tigers are just two more practices away from the first scrimmage of fall camp, but they were forced indoors Tuesday because of storms.

LSU's entire offensive backfield is up for grabs going into that scrimmage. We've heard plenty of comparisons between Joe Burrow and his competition at quarterback, talked about the Tigers' long list of talented wide receivers, and a running back by committee approach. Are any runners more physical or punishing than others?

"They can all bulldoze; they all can," said senior tight end Foster Moreau. "They all do a really good job. They're strong. Coach T Rob [Tommie Robinson] always makes sure they keep their shoulders down and run north and south. I mean that's real LSU football right there."

But none of that stuff will work if the Tigers don't have a dependable offensive line. Coach O said the group up front has a versatile and talented leader in senior guard Garrett Brumfield.

"[He's] from right here in Baton Rouge; a tremendous leader, great representation of the LSU Tigers," said Orgeron. "He is one of the best leaders on our football team."

Departed from last year's line are Will Clapp, Toby Weathersby, and KJ Malone. LSU has a new positions coach as well. After four years of coaching the offensive line, Jeff Grimes has moved on to BYU to be the new offensive coordinator for the Cougars. James Cregg, who is soon-to-be 43 years old, has joined the Tigers' coaching staff from the Los Angeles Rams.

"We have talent and a great offensive line coach in James Cregg," Orgeron added.

And just recently, sophomore right guard Ed Ingram was suspended indefinitely. Junior college transfer Damien Lewis has now moved into his spot.

"Who was a two or three-star guard nobody knew about in the state of Mississippi. He's probably our most talented lineman. He bench pressed 315 times 12 the other day, which is a lot. The thing I like about him … he was in the dormitory and he slid and he cut his big toe from here to here - kind of wide open a little bit. Jack says, 'We got to stitch it up' and he [Lewis] goes, 'Nuh, uh.' Jack goes, 'We got to stitch it up.' He goes, 'Nuh, uh.' He said, 'Why.' He said, 'I ain't missing practice.' That's my kind of guy," Orgeron explained.

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