ESPN hits LSU Football with some major disrespect

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ESPN hit LSU football with some major disrespect this week.

I know, I know. You’re probably all thinking “what’s new”.

It’s true that LSU has been the victim of a lot of disrespect over the last year.

Most recently, Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel threw some major shade at Ed Orgeron and the Tigers (Thamel seems to think the Tigers’ 2019 offense was a fluke because of LSU’s talent that season).

ESPN’s disrespect this week was under the guise of a formula that revealed each “Position U”.

LSU football isn’t WRU or DBU???

There are plenty of programs that claim to be a “wide receiver U”, “defensive back U”, “linebacker U”, etc.

Handing a program one of those titles is obviously subjective. But most dialed-in fans know that only a few programs have a legitimate claim to being a “position U”.

When it comes to LSU, the Tigers are typically viewed as contenders for “wide receiver U” or defensive back U”.

LSU has put a ridiculous amount of talent into the NFL at each position. Wide receivers like Odell Beckham Jr, Jarvis Landry, Justin Jefferson, Michael Clayton, Ja’Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall Jr, DJ Chark, etc.

The Tigers are also responsible for an insane amount of defensive backs in the NFL. Some of those names include Tyrann Mathieu, Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White, Greedy Williams, Grant Delpit, Patrick Peterson, JaCoby Stevens, Jalen Mills, etc.

That’s an impressive list of names at both positions.

But it’s apparently not good enough for ESPN.

According to ESPN, USC is the “wide receiver U”, with LSU at No. 2.

As far as “defensive back U”?

That’s Ohio State according to ESPN. Again, LSU is at No. 2.

(LSU is No. 3 on the “running back U” list, though that’s at least understandable.)

I don’t know how ESPN slighted LSU here. They should’ve put the Tigers at the top of at least one of these lists.

Next. Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase picking up where they left off. dark

Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what ESPN says — we all know the truth. But it still would’ve been nice for the Tigers to receive some recognition here — if nothing else, it would help in national recruiting.