1. Every time we went to Maze, LSU seemed to know we were going to be throwing deep. I see a huge opportunity throwing short to Maze.
2. Rashad Johnson's contributions in this game was MORE than three interceptions. Making plays all over the field.
A third point would be the LSU coaching staff does not spend enough time with their offensive unit on tackling drills.
If they taught those players how to tackle, maybe their QB would not have six-touchdown passes to the opponents defensive units. But maybe I am being too harsh; afterall they have tackled an intercepting defender on about ten other opportunities.
Or maybe the staff needs to test to see if Lee is color blind.
Sorry for the hijack.
To your specific points.
We are really limited in WR talent outside Julio. Why any team would go single coverage on Julio at ANY time in the game is beyond my understanding. There is no one on the other side to threaten their coverage.
Both Johnson and Woodall are having great years at the Safety spot. Many times their contribution does not show up with a stat (tackle, PBU, interception), but is really key.
One such hidden stat happened in the Ole Miss game.
Mississippi ran a gadget type play where they tried to sneak a receiver on a delayed type route past our corner (Jackson). Their scheme was successful against the targeted defender (Jackson) as the receiver did get behind coverage. The play was designed for a deep lobbed pass over the top. Only problem - for Ole Miss at least, was that Woodall did not bite on the play-action nor abandon his deep half coverage. When the Ole Miss QB saw the safety over the top he had to try to rifle the pass on a line instead of the lob. When he did this, it allowed Jackson to react back in time and intercept the lower pass.
Jackson was initially beaten on the play, but his 'help' from the safety altered the throw. Jackson got the 'stat' on the play, but it was Woodall who really made the play.