LSU Football: Ed Orgeron shouldn’t have said what he said on Monday

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron made a bold statement on Monday.

What LSU football accomplished in 2019 doesn’t matter in 2020.

All that matters right now is that LSU is 2-3 and coming off a historically bad loss (48-11 to Auburn this past weekend).

The Tigers have looked downright terrible at times this season. The defense is a mess. The offense, without quarterback Myles Brennan (who missed the Auburn game due to injury), isn’t any better.

Not only will LSU not be a factor in the SEC West division race, there’s also a legitimate chance they finish dead last in the division (games against Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, and Florida remain).

Unsurprisingly, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t share my view of the team. He’s a bit more optimistic.

I’d suggest he’s too optimistic.

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron thinks the Tigers aren’t that far away

Just two days after one of the worst losses in program history, Coach O told reporters that he thinks LSU isn’t far from being a championship-contending team (via Brooks Kubena).

I’m sorry, what?

The Tigers are 2-3 and they have losses to Mississippi State (which is the Bulldogs’ only win this season), Missouri, and Auburn. Yet Orgeron thinks the program isn’t far from contending for a championship?

How does that make any sense?

LSU has a lot of competition to pass before they’re anywhere near competing for a national championship. As of right now, the Tigers are on the same level as perennial mediocre SEC East programs like Tennessee, South Carolina, and Kentucky.

Just because LSU won a national championship last season with an all-star cast of players doesn’t mean they’re going to always be a national championship contending team.

And right now, the Tigers are as far as it gets from competing for a title.

Maybe Coach O should worry about beating teams like Missouri and Mississippi State before setting his sights on another national championship.