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Posted: Monday, 12 August 2013 6:40AM

LSU football looks for accuracy and toughness



LSU held its annual football media day yesterday and it was the first time reporters had a chance to talk with new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron since the preseason camp started. Many wonder how the offense will change under Cameron, but he says there's one thing that will stay the same and that's the physical toughness.

"Whether its on a pass or on a run, we are not going to compromise the physical nature of what we do," Cameron said. "It's Les Miles stamp on this team and the offense is going to represent that, I can guarantee you."
 
Cameron was brought in to get the best out of senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Cameron expects to see a more accurate throwing QB this season.
 
"Mettenberger has bought into everything we're teaching," Cameron said. "He is more compact, he has feet underneath him a little more, all those things should translate to accuracy."
 
On the other side of the football, John Chavis enters his fifth season as LSU's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Some college football analysts expect LSU's defense to take a step backwards this year, because of the number of players who were on the defense in 2012 that are now in the NFL. But Chavis doesn't see it that way.
 
"These guys are ready to compete," Chavis said. "Everybody is saying we are going to drop off, but we don't expect that and we have to work hard to make sure that doesn't happen."
 
Safety Craig Loston, linebacker Lamin Barrow and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson are some of the veterans Chavis will count on to  lead the way this season. Chavis says Johnson is a guy a lot of the younger players can look up to.
 
"I think leadership is where he's grown," Chavis said. "Anthony doesn't mind putting this team on his back from a leadership standpoint. We are going to do need that especially with all of the young guys we have up front."

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