ESPN’s Ryan Clark joins Matt in his weekly spot to talk LSU Football. The Tigers are coming off a 65-14 victory over Northwestern State. LSU’s secondary is under fire for a subpar first half performance a week after struggling in Austin versus Texas. Safety, Todd Harris was lost for the year in the Northwestern State game. Clark, a former LSU and NFL safety talks how the Tigers replace Harris.
“I think the good thing is it’s only three games into the season,” Clark said. “When it comes to the way Todd Harris is used I think you can plug in an Eric Monroe. I don’t think it will be as big of a position to replace as others on the team.”
Clark says the reason it seems teams are picking on Kary Vincent is because he is mainly covering the slot. In the spread offense the easier throws for the quarterback is normally lined up in the slot.
“You can throw at Kristian Fulton, you can throw at Derek Stingley or you can throw at Kary Vincent,” Clark said.
Defenses are having an extremely hard time stopping LSU through three games. How would Clark scheme to stop the Tigers?
“We are actually so good it’s difficult,” Clark said. “The one thing you have to do first is have the personnel, and I don’t think most teams do. Next I would not play them in man to man.”
Clark says playing a spot zone is probably the best way to stop the Tigers currently.
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