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
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.