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John Chavis: Mingo will become the premier pass rusher in the SEC - bar none

LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis must know the Tigers are going to be nasty on defense next season. One SEC assistant told us last week that LSU has 5 legitimate future NFL players in the secondary.

Last week, Chavis stated, "I'm looking forward to winning some championships. Let me tell you, that's what this team is preparing to do. There's a culture here at LSU, and it's about winning championships. No way are we satisfied with going 11-2 last season."

Now, “Chief” is hyping defensive end Barkevious Mingo, a 6'5 and 237 pound, sophomore defensive end.

Chavis said, "I tell Brick (Haley) he's going to be coaching from a rocking chair. I'm not one to brag on guys, but by the time he's done, Barkevious Mingo will be the premier pass rusher in the SEC — bar none."

The Tigers open the season against Oregon in Cowboys Stadium.

"It's a cliché, but most football teams make the most improvement from the first game to the second game," Chavis said. "We don't have that luxury. We've got to be ready right out of the gate."