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LSU Tigers Show Improvement With Six Reasons For Both Optimism and Concern
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The LSU Tigers provided the Purple & Gold faithful with some reasons for cautious optimism Saturday night, against Vanderbilt, however their play at certain positions remain a cause for concern.  

Overall, the Tigers improved over last week in their understanding that the game is played for 60 minutes, as evident by their hard and heads-up play for the duration. They also developed some semblance of a consistent running game, spreading the rushing wealth over a number of running backs with Stephan Ridley leading the way.

On the negative side of the ball, the quarterback position remains more of a liability than an asset, especially with the wealth of talent at wide receiver. Ball security improved somewhat, but also needs to get better. 

Here are six thoughts for consideration, based on observations from the Vandy game, as the Tigers move on to their first home game against Mississippi State at 2 – 0:

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