We continue our look at SEC fall camps with the LSU Tigers:
What will Brandon Harris' comfort level be like?
Everyone wants to know if Harris is ready to really carry this LSU squad, which might be the SEC's most talented team. As the Tigers' full-time starter in 2015, Harris completed just 53.8 percent of his passes for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns with 6 interceptions. He also went 9-3, but in those three losses (all in a row), Harris completed just 50.5 percent of his passes and threw three touchdowns to four interceptions. Harris has never really looked totally comfortable under center for the Tigers, but Les Miles has said that Harris was much more confident in spring practice. That's great, but will that translate over to fall practice, and more importantly, will it translate over to the regular season? The weapons are around him, but Harris has to deliver.
Is LSU good enough at offensive tackle?
LSU has a ton of talent along its offensive line, but are the Tigers confident enough in the guys on the outside? Right now, sophomore Maea Teuhema is slated to play left tackle while fellow sophomore Toby Weathersby is at right tackle. Teuhema, who started 11 games last season at left guard, is a tremendous blocker for both the pass and rush, but blocking inside is considerably different than being on the outside -- especially left tackle. While Teuhema is an All-SEC talent, the transition to the outside will be interesting. Weathersby played both tackle and guard last year and took the right tackle spot coming out of spring. If Teuhema can't lock down the left tackle spot, keep an eye on center Ethan Pocic, who would like to play tackle and is versatile enough to move outside if needed.
Can LSU smoothly adapt to Dave Aranda's 3-4 scheme?
Arnada's hire was a brilliant one by Miles; he should really make that front seven more aggressive. He was known for his exotic and multiple looks at Wisconsin, which should gel perfectly with LSU's speed. In theory, this sounds like a perfect match, but there's always a growing period when you're changing schemes. LSU will be transitioning from a 4-3, and now the linebackers will be used even more. With Kendell Beckwith and Duke Riley, LSU will have even more help for its ends, so that's good news. Still, how this defense adapts as a whole will be something to keep an eye on.