Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA: The Tigers have finally and thankfully reached their bye week on the schedule and it couldn't have come at a better time as the LSU roster has been decimated with injuries. I think we all needed a little break at this point.
With their toughest opponent on the schedule next up, LSU found themselves without enough healthy bodies to hold a full practice or a scheduled scrimmage announced on Tuesday.... “We don’t have enough players to do the Tiger Bowl scrimmage tomorrow,” Orgeron said. We don’t have enough players healthy enough to have a full practice today. So you have to make adjustments.” .....
More dark news was announced this week as Orgeron informed the media that Anthony Bradford will be lost for the rest of the season.
The Tigers have also lost depth at the linebacker position this week as it was reported that Navonteque Strong has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal and is no longer with the team. Strong played in every game this season, but his production has slipped during the last couple of contest after a strong start.
This LSU football program has spiraled into disarray since winning the national championship in 2019. I haven't seen a LSU football team look this poorly conditioned and poorly coached since the Curley Hallman era.
Does Tommy Moffitt need to be replaced? Moffitt has been at LSU for 21 years and has built a reputation as the best in the business. Since his arrival, LSU has always been one of the top conditioned teams in the country. Is the problem Moffitt, or has Orgeron thrown a monkey wrench into the conditioning program as well? That will be for the new head coach to decide.
Another question... Will LSU qualify for a Bowl game this season? Six wins are needed to qualify for postseason play. The Tigers are 4-4 with four games remaining, three of them at home. At Alabama, Arkansas, ULM, and Texas A&M.. LSU will need to scratch and claw their way to two more victories if they want to go Bowling.
Next up is a trip to Tuscaloosa to take on #3 Alabama. Last season Alabama came into Tiger Stadium and beat LSU like a drum, 55-17... Does LSU have a chance to upset the mighty Crimson Tide or will the Tigers limp home with another embarrassing loss? We'll see as the Ed Orgeron Farewell tour continues...