Kirby Smart hopes LSU runs Georgia Southern-style triple option

Nobody ran the ball on Alabama as effectively as Georgia Southern. The FCS team doubled LSU’s output two weeks after the biggest game in the history of history.

So conventional thinking says LSU develop a triple-option, wishbone style to attack Alabama in the BCS title game played Monday.

Don’t count on it, Crimson Tide defensive coordinator Kirby Smart said this morning in New Orleans.

“I’d probably be real happy if they came in and lined up and did all of Georgia Southern’s plays,” Smart said. “They don’t have Georgia Southern’s offensive line, which is smaller and quicker. They don’t have Georgia Southern’s A and B backs, which are cut artists.

“It’s not what LSU does. So for them to simulate that, it’s going to hurt them more than us.”

Georgia Southern rolled up 302 rushing yards on 39 carries in a 45-21 loss in Bryant-Denny Stadium. That came two weeks after LSU’s run-heavy offense accounted for 148 yards on 41 tries.


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