I got in touch with Pelican State Sports to preview this weekend's big game. Head over to his site to see my answers to his questions. Here's what he had to say in response to mine.
2. Tell us about any significant injuries the Tigers have. How is Ricky Jean-Francois doing? How will injuries will affect LSU's play against the Gamecocks?
According to Miles, Ricky Jean-Francois is 'questionable.' Since Les is famously reluctant to give out complete, relevant, or even remotely factual injury information, you may take from that what you want. One other injury could affect the Tigers. True freshman quarterback Jordan Jefferson will likely not play and make take a redshirt with a shoulder injury. Jefferson is a 6-4, 210 pound dual threat guy from Destrehan, Louisiana. Coming into the season, many expected him to get snaps an Ryan Periilloux 2007 type role, but that hasn't played out. He has gotten only a few snaps, and very few meaningful ones.
Good question. I think one Tiger likely to break out at some point is Terrance Tolliver, a wide receiver. Tolliver is big, 6-5 and 210 or so, and also blindingly fast. He plays on some as a third receiver, and has shown an ability to get open deep. If Lee/Hatch/whoever can get the ball down the field to him, Tolliver should be able to take advantage of the Gamecocks' nickel cornerbacks. Of course, with Demetrius Byrd, Brandon LaFell and Richard Dickson also out in the route catching passes, it may be tough to get Tolliver some touches.
4. Jarrett Lee had a somewhat rough game against the Gators, throwing two interceptions. Is Lee still Les Miles's man, or is it possible we'll see Andrew Hatch if Lee falters? How do you think LSU's offense will do against South Carolina's defense?