Changes could be in store for LSU receiver corps

Could Miles switch up the rotation at receiver?
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The LSU receiver corps hasn’t been overly productive through four games this year. 

Malachi Dupre leads the team with 122 receiving yards, and Travin Dural has the most catches on the squad with 10. Head coach Les Miles hasn’t yet taken the reins off of inexperienced quarterback Brandon Harris. While one would say this is a conservative passing attack, it’s bordering on being forgotten. LSU attempted only two passes in the second half against Eastern Michigan last week. The Tigers also rank No. 123 nationally in overall passing offense. It’s an area in which LSU does need some improvement. 

The run-heavy offense limits the amount of passes LSU will make per game. Leonard Fournette is the obvious focal point of the offense. However, there will be a time this year in which Harris will be tasked with winning a game with his arm. 

During Miles’ Monday press conference, he offered up some thoughts on his group of receivers. 

"I think our wide receivers expect more of themselves," said Miles. "I think there were times when energy to the ball didn’t match their abilities, capabilities."

With the statistical output not quite up to par, there’s a real chance Miles could opt to utilize other weapons on his roster outside of solely Dural and Dupre. Options include John Diarse, D.J. Chark, and Trey Quinn. 

"Yeah, we’re looking at shuffling the lineup. We’re looking at those things," said Miles. "I like the effort of my wide receivers. It’s not as productive as it needs to be. Needs to be more in line with coaching. They’re taking it. We have to execute better, period."