20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 18: Teams That Will Take A Wee Step Back

20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 18: Teams That Will Take A Wee Step Back

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20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 18: Teams That Will Take A Wee Step Back

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1. LSU Tigers

2020 FInal Ranking
AP 1, Coaches 1
Final Record: 15-0

What Made 2019 Special? 

You mean besides going 15-0, beating Alabama at Alabama, Texas at Texas, blowing out Georgia in the SEC Championship, obliterating Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal, handing Clemson its first loss in two seasons for the national championship – in New Orleans, by the way – all while guided by a landslide Heisman-winning quarterback?

No team in the history of college football had ever come up with a better season, and now LSU is supposed to come close to repeating THAT?!

Why 2020 Will Be A Bit Worse: Returning Talent

In the best division in college football, just a little bit of a glitch is enough to be an also-ran.

Only 16 LSU Tigers were invited to the NFL Combine. No biggie.

It’s LSU, so even if there isn’t another Joe Burrow, a new quarterback will rise up. A new crop of ultra-talented players are about to step in for the past group of ultra-talented players, but there are wholesale changes to be made.

The coaching staff will be fine despite the loss of passing game coordinator Joe Brady (Carolina Panthers) and star defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (Baylor), but there are a whole lot of moving parts to the 2020 version of the Tigers.

Why 2020 Will Be A Bit Worse: Schedule 
2020 LSU Football Schedule Analysis

Considering Texas and Ole Miss come to Baton Rouge, things aren’t so bad over the first part of the season.

The defending national champs will welcome in with open arms Alabama in early November, host Mississippi State, and …

At Florida, at Auburn, at Texas A&M.

LSU can and will be tremendous again, even with all of the talent losses. But ask 2019 Alabama what a 10-2 regular season feels like.

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