LSU Prediction: What’s Going To Happen
Yeah, the schedule is tough. Yeah, LSU loses all the offensive players you know. Yeah, this isn’t all quite working out like it’s supposed to. But when was the last time this program won fewer than eight games?
1999, when it went 3-8.
LSU still has talent, and it still has the athletes around to be good enough to beat anyone on any day.
Don’t worry about the offensive side. Danny Etling was good and virtually mistake-free, but there’s an upgrade at quarterback. The rotation at running back will be fine, Jonathan Giles will be a terrific No. 1 target, and the line will be a massive positive.
And, as always, the Dave Aranda-coached defense will be fantastic. It’ll keep the Tigers in every game, but there will be a lack of offensive firepower in key moments, and the schedule really is that nasty.
Guessing The Preseason Regular Season Win Total Will Be Set At … 7
The Tigers will lose at least two of the four key road games against Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Texas A&M, and but they will win at least once in the massive games against Miami, Georgia, and Alabama – most likely, against the Hurricanes.
The key is avoiding the Troy loss of last year against Louisiana Tech, and there can’t be a blowout loss like there was against Mississippi State – there can’t be any mistakes.
As long as the Tigers take down the home games they’re supposed to against the Bulldogs, Ole Miss and Rice, and as long as they do what they do and pull off a few big wins in tight games – like last year’s victory over Auburn – they’ll get to eight wins.