ESPN's Desmond Howard (left) with the LSU defensive line
ESPN's Desmond Howard (left) with the LSU defensive line
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Behind the Scenes: ESPN GameDay to Feature Defensive Line
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Published: October 04, 2006, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: October 29, 2009, 03:22 AM (CT)
by (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

BATON ROUGE ESPN personality and former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard was on the LSU campus Wednesday for a feature the network is airing on the Tiger defensive line.

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The Tiger defensive line will be featured on ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday morning as a preview for ninth-ranked LSU’s game against fifth-ranked Florida. College GameDay airs each Saturday starting at 9 a.m. This week, the College GameDay set will be on location in Gainesville, Fla., for the LSU-Florida contest.

Howard spent an hour with Tiger starters Chase Pittman, Glenn Dorsey, Marlon Favorite and Tyson Jackson on Wednesday morning for the feature. Howard talked the players about what has made the so effective this year, while also getting the defenders to demonstrate some of their techniques and stunts.

As a unit, the Tiger defensive line has combined for 14 of LSU’s 19 sacks, with Jackson leading the way with 5.5 sacks through five games. LSU goes into the Florida game leading the nation in total defense, allowing just 193.4 yards per game. The Tigers have also allowed only 37 points this year for an average of 7.4 points per game, a figure that ranks second nationally.


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