LSU football is continuing to get disrespected in 2020

LSU Football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU Football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

LSU football is continuing to get disrespected so far in 2020.

Winning a national championship in January apparently didn’t earn LSU football much respect.

The Tigers have the fifth best odds to win the SEC according to the latest odds from Las Vegas Superbook.

Ahead of LSU is Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Texas A&M.

I completely understand LSU not being the favorite to win the conference. The Tigers suffered a lot of key losses. It’s not easy to replace guys like Joe Burrow, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kristian Fulton, Justin Jefferson and Grant Delpit (and the other nine LSU players who were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft….plus the guys that signed undrafted free agent deals, like Thaddeus Moss).

But to put Texas A&M and Florida ahead of the Tigers?

I’m not so sure about that.

LSU still has a LOT of talent on the roster. Myles Brennan has the potential to be a great quarterback. Ja’Marr Chase is the best wide receiver in the country. Derek Stingley Jr is the best cornerback in the nation.

The talent is there to win the SEC again. Maybe not in dominating fashion like last season, but the Tigers still have a better chance to win the conference than the Aggies.

And let’s not forget that Alabama and Georgia are also replacing their starting quarterbacks.

Alabama will turn to Mac Jones with Tua Tagovailoa off to the NFL, while Georgia is hoping Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman will be able to replace Jake Fromm.

LSU being tied for the second best odds, probably behind Alabama, would seem more realistic.

There’s just no reason for the Tigers to be listed with the fifth best odds.

It’s abundantly obvious that Ed Orgeron, despite the incredible job he’s done at LSU since taking over in late 2016, is still getting no respect on a national level.

Joe Burrow deserves more credit for 2019. dark. Next

Maybe that will change in 2020, but I wouldn’t bet on it.