LSU’s Arkansas trip could prove more telling than Alabama game | Podcast
Hundreds of thousands of eyes in Baton Rouge alone fixated on Tiger Stadium this past weekend as LSU hosted Alabama.
Reports that interim coach Ed Orgeron could earn a more-permanent opportunity added to the more typical storylines of the always highly anticipated annual slug fest.
And despite a masterful defensive performance, the No. 13 Tigers (5-3) fell to the No. 1 Crimson Tide (9-0) for the sixth straight time behind a stagant offensive evening more reminiscent of the criticisms of now-former coach Les Miles than of Orgeron’s first three games at the helm.
“Eaux” and co.’s ability to break a different trend this week in Arkansas could ultimately prove more telling to the big picture of LSU’s 2016 season — and their current leader’s prospects for maintaining his position — than the 10-0 loss (they hope is) already in their rearview mirror.
The Tigers have followed losses to Alabama each of the past two seasons with bigger losses, by margin of defeat, to Arkansas the next week.
LSU had won three straight against the Razorbacks from 2010 to 2013 before the matchup was moved to the weekend immediately on the heels of its tussles with the Tide.
Orgeron and multiple Tigers players discussed just moments after last Saturday’s loss the need for a quick rebound to avoid a spiral against a brutal November schedule that concludes against Florida and at Texas A&M.
Jerit Roser and Mark Clements analyze in the podcast below the likelihood and necessity can succeed in that endeavor.
Jerit Roser can be reached at Jerit@DatBoot.com.