Chavis: Tigers defense kept it simple 

September, 9, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's talented defense dominated a potentially explosive Washington offense in a 41-3 win Saturday and the secret to the Tigers' success, well, wasn't much of a secret.

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Derick E. Hingle/US PresswireJohn Chavis likes where his defense is, but expects improvement each week.
"We didn't do anything different," said LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis after the Tigers held the Huskies to a mere 183 yards offense. "Matter of fact, we may have been a little bit more vanilla than we've been in the past. What we wanted to do is go out and improve from a technique standpoint, individually."

For a defense that's young in spots, Chavis thought that was the best approach after the 41-14 season-opening win over North Texas when the Tigers were dominant in spots, but gave up some big plays on breakdowns and were held without a sack.
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