Jibrille Fewell is yet another one of the Flames that has played every game of his LU career. After transferring in and earning a starting job last season, Fewell became one of the more respected defensive linemen in the Big South. Many of the players I talked to after Tuesday practices throughout the season would mention Fewell’s ability to be a leader on the D-Line, so this Tuesday I caught up with the man himself as he goes into what is likely his last game.
Jibrille is a part of a streaky defense that has sometimes shut offenses completely down but other times struggled to make stops. Over the last stretch of the season though, we’ve really seen them come on, only allowing 42 points in the four games since Coastal. This has been in large part due to the line, one of the defense’s strengths. Scott Hyland even said he felt the Fewell led D-line was the best in the nation at the beginning of 2013.
At 300 pounds Fewell also leads one of the conferences best run defenses, only allowing a remarkable 3.7 yards per carry to opposing rushing attacks. They will have their hands full this week with a Charleston Southern rushing game that has already amassed over 2800 yards, and averages 236 yards per contest. Fewell said they aren’t changing any game plans and are sticking with what has worked.
“We’ve got a good game plan, we just have to come out and execute.”
It will be interesting to see how Jibrille and the Flames fare against the Buccaneer option attack.
We’d like to think Fewell for the interview and wish him and the Flames luck as they fight for a share of the conference championship this weekend, and wish Fewell the best moving forward after the season.