Last year we manhandled LSU on the LOS, and appeared to be emerging into not only a "nasty" defensive unit, but a team that could bring a smash-mouth ground attack to the game. It seemed that we beat LSU at their own game, as it is evident that Head Coach Les Miles embraced the same "smash mouth" or bust philosophy. "LSU went on to be upset by Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in a come-from-behind loss to Clemson that one LSU beat-writer described as being "plunged off a physical cliff". Not only that, but there were other interesting developments/comments from that same piece (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2013/01/lsu_offense_lays_an_egg_in_the.html) "Sam Montgomery collapsed to the Georgia Dome turf and writhed in pain. The muscles in his legs seized under the strain of an unprecedented workload, and Montgomery needed teammates Elliott Porter and Chris Davenport to help him from the field in what surely will be his final game as an LSU Tiger. Ironically, it might have been the only help the LSU offense gave the defense all night. That Montgomery was staggering off the field after he and his defensive teammates were forced to play a staggering 100 snaps on the night should surprise no one. "Our young men played their hearts out tonight," LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis said. "Hey, that's football. But it obviously took a toll on us at the end there." "We left them out there a lot longer than we wanted them to be," offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk said of his defensive teammates. "We didn't extend drives the way we wanted to and that put a strain on our defense." ...and the telling one: "We have to improve," LSU coach Les Miles said. "... Certainly adjustment has to be made. We need to get better on offense." Fast forward to 2013 season, and in comes Cam Cameron and his potent offense philosophy/scheme combined with the same defensive philosophy. Cameron's philosophy, however, offers more versatility than any offensive scheme in recent LSU memory. Result: Zach Mettenberger is revived into one of the Nation's leading passers and LSU has one of the Nation's more dynamic offenses. Now here is my point: That same dynamic offense was STILL able to revert back to a smash-mouth ground game and went with LOS toughness Saturday against us. Les Miles has learned what Nick Saban already knows...a chamelion-offense is what now wins championships! You must be able to do both! Bama and LSU can win a 49-42 game or a 17-6 game, whereas, at this present time, we are pressed to score 30 against second tier teams. We simply dont have the offensive scheme to score enough against teams with above-average defenses. If we don't change our offensive scheme, we will continue to be 4-8 against ranked teams (all with above-average defenses) and we are the next ones approaching a cliff...My hope is we rise to familiar heights!