LSU's Offensive Front Eyeing Moore Award

Starter Will Clapp says Tigers' offensive line wants to be the nation's best and toughest.

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman William Clapp is two starts in to his tenure with the LSU front five and already he knows he's part of something special.

The Brother Martin product is settling in as the Tigers starting right guard, where Clapp was part of a blocking effort that paved the way for 411 yards rushing in Saturday's 45-21 win over Auburn.

And while many are focusing on the accolades of tailback extraordinaire Leonard Fournette - rightfully so, Clapp is encouraged that the LSU line has produced two different SEC Offensive Lineman of the week (Vadal Alexander and Ethan Pocic) in as many weeks.

In fact it seems these weekly honors may be a prelude to what Clapp and the linemen, under the direction of position coach Jeff Grimes, ultimately covet this season.

"We set our sites, our preseason goals on being the Joe Moore Award winners as the best offensive line in the country, the toughest O-Line in the country," Clapp told TSD's Ben Love. "All that stuff leads into us opening holes and making sure that our run game is powerful and our protection is solid."

The Joe Moore Award is in its first year of existence and is intended to honor "the toughest, most physical offensive line unit in the country." It's namesake is a former offensive line coach for Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.

Check out the audio interview below for even more from TSD's interview with Clapp.



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