Nov 19, 2016|
Tiger fans – today LSU takes on the Florida Gators in Death Valley. Wall-to-wall LSU football starts early – 7 am - with our “Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Tiger Tailgate Show!” Join Deke Bellavia & T-Bob Hebert live from LSU’s campus in front the ticket office on North Stadium Drive. We’ll bring you game day analysis & take your predictions. This hours guest: Thomas Goldkamp (Florida Gators beat reporter for 247Sports.com) Bryan Lazare (Senior writer at TigerBait.com)
Deke talks with new LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada about the hiring process and what he hopes to accomplish in Baton Rouge.
WWL’s Deke Belavia talks LSU Fighting Tiger football as the Tigers lose to the Florida Gators 16-10 with WWL callers.
WWL’s Deke Belavia talks LSU Fighting Tiger football as the Tigers lose to the Florida Gators 16-10 with WWL callers.
WWL’s Deke Belavia talks LSU Fighting Tiger football as the Tigers lose to the Florida Gators 16-10 with WWL callers.
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Yeah you. It's. They were going on well. Welcome him our amateur in this Gulf Coast that you trust tiger tailgate show which huge game date you prepare for Ellis you. Vs Florida so much on the line Florida if they win. Going to be the SEC east champions also potentially. Going to be making. The should be able. Did you record twelve time for the gators you win. The SEC east if they were to take care visit however on the flip side in the Ellis you've perspective if you win. You were most likely going to the shirt bought even more importantly. It win over Florida a potential Sugar Bowl boat. Even heard your bowl berth even more important in the bowl game itself. Is the direction of the future of LSU eight and head coach. Because if you're talking about Adam drawn beam seeks in one and Ellis do you. When they respectable loss to a man heading to measurable that is a guy that is incredibly tough to remove in my opinion. Now I know we've talked a lot. About the stakes at play in today's game something that fascinates me don't wanna dog bit about the do the drama. That took place earlier this year this. It was it looked as if it was widely publicized would have between LSU Florida game gets pushed back. We kind of read between the line you do little digging and you see I was a Florida team that did not necessarily want to play that game. Ellis you tried to be accompanying Florida. Deemed academy in their best interest to. Avoided and one of the leading the year he's at the time especially amongst LSU fans. Was a Florida down wanna play that game because they were injured in the war. However at that time it was a bit interesting it was a bit like LSU fans. Calling out this back. In the Florida Gators eyes while ignoring the playing in their own what I mean by that if you look back LSU was just as it now more unhealthy. Then floor was at the time of the game had been played on its original date you'll again in game without Leonard Burnett. You're looking at a game in which even posting your bass line and one of the best centers. In the entire nation would have been playing left tackle. Against may be the best offensive line in the SEC outside. Of Alabama so Ellison who had some major injury concerns going in that original matchup as well. And where they gain the advantage is it in the end around the Tigers have gotten healthy. They've gotten guys back Linda Burnett not a 100% but he is playing again they have the top six O lineman available now it was just have to go move out. It eaters and have to move out to left tackle unfortunately. The gators. The opposite is true with the injury problems they had a couple of months ago well they've only been exacerbated when you look for today. The gators are going to be without. Quarterback Lou Del Rio linebackers Alex stands alone in Jerod Davis Sydor Cameron Dillard safety Marcus made. Defensive ends Bryan Cox junior whose dad Bryan Cox from hard knocks a couple of years ago excellent players at salute hundreds Vince O'Brien got Jeter and justice Reed. Wide receivers TJ ward. And running back Mark Turgeon that is seven starters. Now. Even more worrying for the Florida Gator fans out there is three of those starters are your top three tacklers on defense in this league Florida defense. That has been dominant this year when you look at. The categories right maybe the defensive statistical rankings ivy team everything seems to go Alabama Florida. Ellis use magic give you some perspective. The guys we have fallen over this LSU defense and rightfully so they have been amazingly given up a nation low. And touchdowns on the year. And as good as Ellis she's been an ad you really drives home just how good Florida's been good they were due that ranked Adam. The Tigers statistically. In so many different categories visited Florida defense is on it's one of the top units in the entire nation how ever. They are going to struggle missing their top three tacklers today and when you start to get down to me and I am kind of with everybody else. Where this game is just a matchup problem for the gators because help. Because of where they excelled compared to well RL as you excels this just does not feel good for US especially when you factor in. The added motivation of senior day. Of tiger stadium of everything on the line. I mean very I know a lot of people think of senior day as a distraction because you break routine and the year instead of hugging your last changed in the last minute speeches and you're out there on the fielder being introduced you're you're you're having a he see airman and it's one thing that pair applies coaches. It is that gallery teen. It's breaking every team. I'd though when I look at senior day I don't think it's a bad break I always saw it as soon as it as a positive. Like imagine that the in the last hour really. Reinforce the fact this is one of the last time injury did take the field these guys and it just gave you that added motivation. And it sounds weird because it will. Why would you need added there is Munich games are some lines are to play important win for. The attributes it's crazy and look I'm I'm in agreement with it's like I would. Played less hard these other games it's just almost unexplainable. An expert Floyd yes. That that that mean you've seen these guys and you see him going to ceremonies and walk out you're like oh my got to get this is the last time. Thanks Ron black couple years only guy that I looked up on never forget when he walked out there. It's really buckling down mentally and tried to convince was okay we're going. To win this game we're going to play well for these guys and that's what you're going to see today because you've got. An incredible senior class and team guys that he's she's. And and for it speaks of the character of that class that many people to stay. Throughout the entire time whether it's four years or five years in the and you look at some of the juniors whisk me the last time you see him in Death Valley. Vietnam Leonard for net Davone god she. Who else a Malloch I du prix is a guy I've had their talk about Goer about leaguers should be easier. A beloved LSU players who this is the last time the teams and you're going to get to see him. Add depth ballot so I believe that floored as an a tough spot here. LSU is going to be up bloodied so much to play for and they wanna seen these guys off on on a high note and when you look at. This senior class. They they they had a relative amount of success and stability and never be in bad absolutely not in fact. I think they would have won ten games every year potentially. If they had had games can't who's on the big good but they've never been great and get to compete for a Sugar Bowl. One of those New Year's six Bulls that is great news and that. Well. That were played Burnett summing anger had a and that's what's now somehow line immediately in front of this team. Tantalizingly close they just have to go out and eight. So massive stage aligned for the new. 877 is the Gold Coast paying interest tiger tailgate show. Here on WWL. Getting set to get real familiar with the you being with us Florida Cubs into the contest Alicia thought about the same. 26 a little point six points a game average by the gators 27. For the Tigers but that looked really inside those numbers that that Lance you put performances of the season Thomas this point toward. A Florida and Arkansas and LSU and Arkansas seemingly the barrier the measuring stick it each of these fan base is as. Of cause they both went into Arkansas LSU at a better time. In Florida Florida bounced back last week but where is this team in this match up Thomas we spoke earlier this week. It seems to be the complete opposite from last time where. When they were supposed to meet several deep at the start of the going to be out and banged up it seemed like Florida still has injuries that may be a little more decimate on the offensive side this time around. Yeah there's no question what could be without as many as three starters on the offensive line today obviously going to be fine backup quarterback not so they're pretty banged up I really think that. You know Florida beat us in the game they're gonna have to play pretty much perfect game. And you know that maybe wasn't the case in October. You would it be injury across the board of Florida it's gonna be really got to go backward getaway and today. Yet dogs when you look at this Florida defense. But didn't they've been incredible we. When we talk about statistically goes Alabama Florida LSU in seemingly every single category however. The top three tacklers. Going to be out. For the gators today. I had. How do you how is this Florida defense performed throughout the engine had each had performed today. You know I think forget I think that the report defense really did say they need help. When you seemed ordered a point in 38 unanswered against Tennessee. Be a war is not that much defense but really that the offense can't get anything going. And the birds a word count and she's injured and Islam and absolutely. Bucket you know what Arkansas did it really grind it out Florida and and or pop and wasn't able to produce anything and when he's gone out. You know street out bring out three and out that a certain there on defense then you know eventually it or operate an epic at LSU. The waited there made probably add that the potential to do that or it or laugh and giggle. Thomas pulling all the well documented drama of earlier this year I really became one of those kind of he said she said they're scared he's scared. Well what is the Florida fan base is temperament and going into this game where they I know people round here are little extra salty. Yet he and since that much support fans that you know as as well actually I think there are a lot of ink and you know that we can obviously. But I think they'll probably hear articulate a little bit more urgently at the aura and I think Florida just has some issues offensively. You know that the that the focus and adamant elsewhere go to. Thomas go camp is justice against talking about the fraud against Thomas what about get paid attention. Listening wanna get the latest on the gators do look final scout report for the two. Tangle in the 63 meeting here today in Tiger Stadium on him in the right direction the latest on the floor okay. We can play. One dollars that the Gator bait. On line and an economic on the on Twitter at some gold here. Thomas spoke to go to Dave and maybe you can kind of reiterate you know the reason why I think op optimism is. A little bit better you know now that it was a couple weeks ago when. Upheaval at vaught Hemingway stadium at Albany and run route rush shot. Although Ole miss and it's like a real we could score a lot of points but even we came at school with people cause our defense giving him too much. But they answered state Patterson Talking Heads east and Alabama has hurt. Believe they've breaks it seems Florida has picked out on campus. LSU has that found their quarterback would it what is the situation is you you don't bury you feel like franks of the god it was kind of raw they had to groom him up. But you know it's is it years that he did this they got to wait and see you think. He's going to be able to start multiple years and at other going to be a good field around him like they hope when he recruited him. What we're gonna find an injured guy that he because I think we seen enough and looked over go to all. That I think Florida and is he not be answered going forward at all snap will be will be gone after this year. So they're gonna have to turns along the stretch and it which ranks. You know and again and they generally a pretty quickly engine that going keep their year I don't know you know I haven't been up and and yet the Salem where the other. But certainly won't be economic dominance keep up seventeen. And Thomas what is the Al what does the rest of the team look like going port and you'll get this LSU team you see a pretty large exodus of talent that is Jeremy is not going to be rebuilding. Obvious no doubt you're going to be taking a step backward as Florida look outside of quarterback power they position. Well I think that's that's probably one and a little bit anxious right now you know our agenda going on under third year you that you look order. In the return just about everybody. The problem is that offense hasn't done anything and he's been an operative period of the year and we haven't seen much improvement from the opposite. So I think fans are concerned there especially in bitter border is gonna have a mass exodus unease as they're gonna win. You know 567 guys in the NFL all the sudden you know you go out schedule yet. Reloading. I think sports and they're legitimately concerned about what that looked like juvenile agent Mack or interpreted our. Thomas will when you look at it now with the perspective it made paint paint of the pitcher. How is it weird when Florida comes down is is it then coming down to recruit against a somebody in the conference is it Florida stayed at his Miami begin to rise. Where does what does Florida where where that battleground spots as far as the way of thinking and they want it just a matter of us policy they have to offer. Crude they usually come down the key battles rating in state is in congress take mr. that recruiting process. Yeah I mean Florida it's all in the state of Florida lately. You know that they'll sign or. Topic he kitchen before last year whereas Miami thanks and it or eight point eight. So now is little losing against the rivals are also watch program like aren't there like be. Like Ellis you come in and walking into the seventh Albert and in the state deliberately had trouble and I think that you know sort of it's cyclical. You know force state you know lately I think that's hurt Florida a lot but I think to me would relive all of them used the gym or in the open net early and background and the sport closer. And you see that and yet he he again they can go into all of and immediately convinced that family sport that early and that other beginning in the door with a lot of these guys that there and enough second are there a lot of times. And really that the killer when your place like sport. Thomas go can't Thomas the latest on the Florida Gators and that Thomas led by nomadic upon you on social media. He can you can follow me on Twitter at gold camp just by name and you can always find a work on line Gator bait. Thomas Coke and Thomas as always thank you so much for the time we appreciate. I don't write that I downs behind. In Milan descendant to Florida Gators just one regular season game remaining active today. It is at Florida State basically all the marbles on line did better today for the gators they were and they go to the SEC championship for the second straight season. They lose Tennessee need to win their last two and then they would go to the SEC championship of the SEC games the reason that it is between the hedges it's. It's everything taken on the Georgia Bulldogs Texas San Antonio as a College Station taking on a and M. Missouri's hits in his seat at the it's easy CBS game of the week. It's western Carolina itself cannot Austin music Kentucky. Arkansas beats Mississippi State tonight Chattanooga and number 1 Alabama AN am Alabama pain it was at Auburn and Ole miss. Is it and you know coming up next took it to phone call the phone lines or get two lovely Philip we have and get on the and in movie team by Patriots keys to tonight's game this afternoon game between L Hewitt floor count you down. To the gators and that's I guess the first eight CBS news update Indian local news with Don eight LSU and Florida coming up. The afternoon on WW. And let's get out to the phone lines it's go to Phillips been there and springs on Iowa Philipp thank you for calling. WW yeah. I dictate our compliment you guys man you've done a great job. And then after party then you represented us well and and keep Bob May and get a bike future man ultimately due to a national leadership. You're married. Later that are left what you got until you consider that guy a and an idiot and didn't have my arm slipped in an M miss and gently but they are yes yes. It's not it at the. Oh yeah and I was part of a guy in there about it and guys and I Obama and you know I wasn't NFL. He. GM topic I would say thanks so sport. Indictment going to be better like just really due I think format he's got all the talent the world have a New England injury. Most of this is what's interesting Philip is this is to me this is conversation I see cropping up all over the place right now. On I still don't necessarily by now I I look I am it's pretty amazing. Would Darius guys has done but I think were all being a bit of a slave to kind of the reason sea effect. Where we were kind of forgetting what led her for that looks like when he's truly at 100%. And when you're talking about a high ankle sprain what which is what Burnett has dealt with all year. That's an injury that does not get better at an injury that the more you play on it did though war to get to just keeps you at less. Then what I do it's it's a right now as it stands there helped. Look Darius guys I think he's played well above where you do like a 5050 Kerry split or at least closer to 5050 but. As far as translated to the next level I think they're both going to be buried damn good. I still. I'm still incredibly past impressed by Leonard for net and he's aside it is just everything we've all it's about right. His combination of size and speed and I think that when he's fully healthy again and he will remind people. Just how good he has. Senior writer attack abate that cop at the old dole DOT Horry on Twitter. Brown as the odds on does now Bryant LA issue envoy just think about it. Go to salt you know company without I'm bowl victory by Alabama which is highly likely they'll be at double digit favorite in two weeks. Next week in LAQ with two victories they've got to witness took a bow and that that that would be a hell of a turnaround Brad this season is typically the major goal like that. You write Pete got. At the back and all of a particular seat and I predict in the goat didn't do enough probably to the exit purple. And hit. Eight million Bears. Not the same action autos and play out the you know they had their chance now you know it's ache here when they elected gains in Alabama the alternate week. Brown why why is this team so energized by wider date the white sneakers and they just look completely. Different than they have in the decade and it's you know that game at Alabama while wise this team. You know by the end they they really think they and they know they've got some of the play for. I really pink hat. The players. We're tired. Of hearing all week that it means not being mentally ready to play pure echo on. The at all week nobody leaving you know every. When yelled in the situation all the time. The last two years you. You know you come out played poorly particularly at Arkansas two year currently configured. Hurt bad and they'd probably work which are that your. And god they got off to a quick start that was the most important thing you know and again at three on defense and it came right field or off. I think that was you know that was very ward in the net. And Nate. In the past two years Arkansas. Jumped on him you know the proverbial hit Eminem out. The pit stop New Delhi unit did the punch it right off the bat. Yeah and really it was that bad that tells you offense line I mean that was the biggest different in a long gain blame but from his last two years to this year. That don't like it deaths from the jump. Now Bryant what do you think about the LSU off the line going into today's matchup. Incredibly good Florida defense but also an incredibly injured. Florida deep into you look at everybody's out I think those companies can hold up. Well here's my concern. It LQ late nine this year. And it you look at the defensive fronts that they have made to have been at bat the fact that. Alabama. Alford. And Wisconsin. And LA issue while all three of those games you often scored a total he touched down in history. So that. That the issue you know not talked to some of the players this week it's look at it the chance. Ole misses rugby and horrible market run deep and our own and all the demands public and yours an opportunity. Could go against a good run defense. Ordered Scott I'd. Beat out there is no doubt about that I promise you court they'll put good players out there. So your big chance for LSU golf that the blond they would pick in puke again that a good front and that that's going to be the the story that game you know because the offensive line has not gone well here against the better be on the front page. Saw Bryant LSU and Florida give us your prediction the Tigers and gain. Low scoring odd defense dominate loyalties it's going to be pretty windy out out there today. So I think that it back the passing game going into the wind so I think the debate repeat at LSU helped the year they had only seen. Think they have a little deeper and not a little at the running back courts not. On the seventeenth Florida six. BL dough at the DOD ORT on Twitter Brian is our senior writer tiger bait that count Brad thank you so much with talk after the game. It got. All right coming up next I get a chance to go along with you about babe bit and ask him about the battle in Detroit and at LSU Golan. Massive envelope in paved the way for another big record rushing day to day like they have died and three of those five games this season. Without the team about executing as keys in his prediction LSU and Oregon and it worked in nineteen minutes here on WW. Picky about 53. Talking about the battle of the trenches for Metallica off it's a lemon wedge today nineteenth seniors will be honored including some offensive lineman boy TE Bubba. One guy that is a really gotten back on track coming off the great game and post the senior center right there as a future for him in the National Football League. But look at all across the front OT about this group really with the course of the season in which they've hit several different starting lineups that like today. Malone on the left that allow a clap post it senate bootsy a Mehta an echo in Toby went with B. This group has come together team Bobby your only good Gillette performance bought and they can't talk consult last week. Yeah I mean dads who was set zone. And and so they're gonna be looking reasoning similar today right now. Brian just a Browns are he made a really good points in that. The three games it tells you his losses season it is the three best defensive lines on the schedule so there is a bit of a common denominator now. What muddies the water being. Is it fact less miles is coach into the net Alabama's the other one Alabama's such an out liar that it's hard to judge too much based in that game and we talked about this going in the Arkansas game indeed this is an Els who opened the line that has been. A bit better than we've given them credit for. This season. Remember pro football focus to. It would still be able it's a breezy talk about so much when you're talking about. Judging line and line play. According to PF depth when adjusted for competition. This is the top line in the entire nation. And I am okay some of trying to save that they are due to its eagle argued for this to outline. Once again I'm just trying to show this line is much better than we've given them credit for LSU they're averaging deep over four and a half yards before contact. On the ground this year that is I mean that that that's amazing so this line's been better and then you combine that with the fact. That Florida's golf opt outs you get into being in Bryant junior justice read there are also other two top linebackers. Into rod Davis and Alex and Colonia mean you're you you're talking about guys. Drive Davis sixty FL's two sacks Angelo needs fourteen of Bell's three sacks. On the year all of these guys were out and so I'm. As tough as authority to do is I'm starting to like this matchup from a Al's shoes standpoint just because his Gator. So hamster I will say this they're Deke one guy. To watch out for Jabar resuming. I've no idea about pronounce that last name right. But this is a redshirt freshman incident from Georgia seven have tackles almost five sacks on the year. You probably represents the greatest threat to get July Danielle. It's the about when you look on the other side who bullets and guys Avery turned it on at least you guys. Some tackling machine currently atop the conference we talk about in the banquet is second in the conference nanny in Tampa game. Aren't he still looked at the top in sacks he's right there and Duke rallies have an anomaly what he did you talk about guys deep out from where they come and their program inserting him start out. He may be training opening and made his stock rise as Moats is somebody in 89 games in the season that we seen a long time. Why I love that you brought up puke Riley Deke because on senior day I mean there's not a more appropriate player to celebrate. Then Duke Riley so lost in that we see guys transferring all over the place now. On Duke Riley is someone you biding his time he is a bunch of really good players Dequan Alexander's kicking ass for the bucks. Idea on Jones to agree to the Falcons this year he was in and see. Play defensive player of the month. Earlier is your neighbors Rick can either way. He was sitting behind legitimate NFL talent and he waited he was patient he did the right beings he worked really hard and special teams really aren't his craft. And now that he's finally gotten the opportunity he has. Police lurched. And and he's justified the way you know all the hard work because now. He looks like a legitimate NFL prospects and he has made a name for himself just in this senior year of planes like dad's the type of guy. That you're trying to celebrate today that the type of guy when they go out there for the ceremony. That's a guy where you're looking at and you're one of the younger players in my got to get in there. I want to win forehand I want to see him and out of Tiger Stadium on a high note. He about now. L issue in Florida quickly give us your top three keys in the gators and Tigers the 63 meeting coming up in a couple of. Really man it's on me it's in state it's nothing creative it's it's the same as it is everywhere. Win you've faced these great defensive lines so often it is the battle in the trenches that decides the ultimate outcome. It's well as you offensively you have to win that. Defensively. You have to do the same thing take advantage of an injured afforded and all the delight number this is no lined Florida. Dolphins are not that good they could be down three different lines are really you have so many advantages. I think yells she's been better I very healthy and so many advantages to you just have to go execute and falter because you should win this game. I did not really Hewitt hooters now favorite give it to predicts it quickly. I I'd I'd I'd like to do touchdown and I think. 31 hand something along those lines I think that tells you handles his senior day. Well handle. That east team about a bad former tiger AT 53 takes almost a big John Dunning Dolan whose anti tickets on site in India up next the 63 meeting between the LSU Tigers in the Florida Gators team that they've had the ability. I'll see after the locker room so for the point after this evening right here on tiger radio. WW ago that he.