It wasn’t an issue because it was Duquense lining up against the Noles Saturday night. However, if that was LSU, things might have gone a little differently with Omarion Cooper out of the lineup.
Now, Cooper probably would have played if that were the case, even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy, and I’d expect him to play Sunday night.
However, there were a couple of times when FSU defensive backs got beat by Duquense receivers. Renardo Green looked fine on his side, but the void where Omarion Cooper would have been was a place Duquense looked to exploit. Guess what?
LSU will do the same thing if or when they see certain guys in the secondary. I’m not trying to be mean, but I guess we can understand why the staff was consistently looking to add more defensive backs from the transfer portal.
I feel OK with Green and Cooper at cornerback and Akeem Dent and Jammie Robinson at safety. Kevin Knowles at the nickel position is the best possible lineup for the secondary. I hope to see them out there Sunday night for as many snaps as possible.
If not, Adam Fuller will have to find ways to get to the quarterback in a hurry to prevent passes downfield.