Why LSU Football’s practices suggests Tigers will get blown out by Alabama

Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron did his best this week to talk up the Tigers’ upcoming game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

During his radio show on Wednesday, Orgeron said he feels like the LSU-Bama matchup will be a “hell of a game”.

“This is LSU-Alabama, throw out the records,” said Orgeron (via 247Sports).

“I don’t know if we’re an underdog or overdog, I just know it’s LSU-Alabama,” added Orgeron.

While it’s clear that Orgeron is trying to build some hype for this game, it doesn’t necessarily mean that LSU is going to come out firing on all cylinders.

In fact, based on the reports from practice this week, it sounds like the Tigers could lay an egg against the Crimson Tide.

LSU Football practice reports haven’t been encouraging

247Sports’ Matthew Brune attended one of LSU’s practices this week and he said the vibe was “weird”, while also noting that very few media outlets are even showing up to cover practice at this point.

Brune said the practice was “quiet” without much yelling or shouting.

The 247Sports reporter also mentioned that he’d prefer to not speculate on effort or motivation, though I think we can read between the lines on that comment.

Overall, I don’t think this is a good sign for the Tigers this week.

Practices should be spirited and intense. Anytime a practice vibe is described as “weird” and “quiet”, it can’t be a good sign.

Maybe LSU comes out and shocks everyone on Saturday. Maybe it’s the last great win of the Ed Orgeron era. You truly never know what could happen.

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But for now, I’m not feeling good about LSU pulling out a victory in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.