ESPN’s “30 for 30” series recently did a film about Auburn great Bo Jackson called “You Don’t Know Bo”.
Tuesday, Sumlin was asked about it again.
Coach Sumlin needs to sell tickets, and trying to fire up a cross border rivalry to replace the one A&M lost with Texas when they moved into the SEC is understandable. “It’s nearly scary what he’s going to be able to do with them”. He had left the head coaching job at North Carolina State after the 1979 season to replace Charles McClendon at LSU.
Practicing against the new approach was also created to better prepare the defense, which ranked last in the SEC the last two seasons, including giving up a league-worst 271.5 rushing yards per SEC game in 2014.
Sumlin denied that he phoned Chavis before LSU played in the Music City Bowl, which he previously suggested was the case.
“That’s not true”, Sumlin said, which could only mean that Chavis called him first. The things we’re not very good at, we’ve got to fix.
Label Texas A&M offensive tackle Germain Ifedi as someone who’s not too impressed with LSU’s talent on defense. “‘We’re not here to do anything else.'”.
The Aggies, who averaged 3.8 yards per carry against SEC opponents, are certainly still going to throw the ball.
Naturally, though, they’re gaga over Chavis in College Station.
“Look at his track record”, defensive lineman Julien Obioha said.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Most men, I guess you could say, are raised by their moms”.
A pending LSU lawsuit against Texas A&M is “not a distraction to me at all”, Sumlin said. He’s proven he’s a great coordinator over the years and he doesn’t need high-level players, which now we have high-level players on defense.
“I don’t know if it (LSU versus Texas A&M) can get any more spicier than it is now”, Sumlin said.
However, when he was asked about the timing of calling Chavis and getting the deal done, Sumlin changed his tune from what he had originally said back in January.
“””(Chavis) has proven he can do more with less and even more with more”.
And A&M is hoping its reaction to fixing the all-over-the place 2014 season leads to more wins.
Sumlin did not specify if he meant the lawsuit or coaching the Aggies’ defense would be the “new challenge”.
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