1. College Football News Preview 2020: LSU Tigers Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
CFN in 60 Video: LSU Tigers Preview
Oh yeah, poor LSU.
That was a fun run when everything came together in one magical, all-timer of a season, but that was an aberration, right? After all, who can reasonably expect all that production and all that domination again after losing 14 players to the NFL draft and a slew of other key starters.
But here’s the thing – talent replaces talent at a place like LSU.
Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson – they’ve all suffered massive personnel losses and had to undergo wholesale changes from time to time over their respective great runs, and the fun kept on going.
After years of great recruiting, there’s still NFL talent across the board. The wide receivers are ridiculous, the defensive backs are ridiculous, and the overall athleticism is ridiculous.
For just about anyone else, though, the schedule is an automatic 8-4 for a great team, and 6-6 or worse for an okay one.
But the schedule looked too hard to win a national championship in 2019, too.
Set The LSU Tigers Regular Season Win Total At … 10
Alabama and Texas are better, and they’re both going to be a problem, even in Baton Rouge.
The road games at Florida, Auburn, and – don’t laugh after last year’s 50-7 nailbiter – Texas A&M are all nasty.
Assume Mississippi State will be dangerous with the Mike Leach passing game kicking in. Assume Ole Miss will be a little more concerning, and assume that South Carolina really might be a problem. However, al three of those games are in Death Valley.
LSU will be too good to biff a game it shouldn’t, and out of Texas, Alabama, at Florida, at Auburn, and at Texas A&M, figure it goes 3-2.
If it goes 4-1 or better against that group, 1) don’t be shocked, and 2) it’ll be off to the College Football Playoff again.