LSU Tigers College Football Betting
In 2007 Bo Pelini was a as the defensive coordinator of the national champion LSU Tigers. Overall, he did a respectable job as head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers where he won no less than nine games per season every season that he was on the job. But Pelini’s fiery personality and inability to get along with the administrators at Nebraska cost him his job. After lukewarm results as head coach of FCS Youngstown State, he decided to return to LSU for a second stint as defensive coordinator. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron sought out Pelini personally and bragged about the hire. He even took a shot at last year’s Tiger defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, stating that the LSU defense would be better this year. Orgeron has had that boast blow up in his face in what has been a nightmare season that followed a perfect dream campaign. Pelini’s defense has been a major problem. But that leads to a deep dive as to who is actually to blame. And while Pelini is said to be a dead man coaching, the fact remains that Orgeron deserves most of the blame for the Bayou Bengals 2020 collapse.
LSU Tigers Weekly Odds
LSU Tigers -2
Ole Miss Rebels +2
LSU Tigers Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 19, 2020, the Ole Miss Rebels will face the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kickoff time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET with television coverage on SECN.
The Ole Miss Rebels have not played since November 28 when they won the Egg Bowl 31-24 over the Mississippi State Bulldogs as 9.5-point home favorites with the game going under the total of 70.5. Ole Miss now stands at 4-4 straight up and against the spread with 5-3 over the total.
The Rebels have national metrics of 3rd for total offense, 4th for passing, 26th for rushing, 14th for scoring, and 24th for turnovers. Defensively Ole Miss Ranks 127th in the nation, 125th against the pass, 110th against the rush, 119th for points allowed, and 86th for takeaways.
LSU Tigers Weekly Recap
LSU pulled off the biggest upset of last week in a 37-34 win at the Florida Gators as 24 point dogs with the game going over the total of 65. LSU improved to 4-5 straight up, 5-4 against the spread, and 5-4 over the total.
LSU has national metrics of 49th for total offense, 19th for passing, 111th for rushing, 54th for scoring, and 40th for turnovers. Defensively LSU ranks 121st overall, 127th against the pass, 54th against the rush, 95th for points allowed, and 40th for takeaways.
The much-maligned LSU defense was lit up by Florida for 609 yards but did force three turnovers, one of which was a decisive pick-six. Quarterback Max Johnson was impressive for LSU with 239 yards passing and 3 touchdowns.
Ed Orgeron is a recruiting machine and delegator of responsibilities on his football team. Last year it worked to perfection as his coaching staff was as strong as the roster and combined for a 15-0 campaign that ended with a national championship and a Heisman Trophy for quarterback Joe Burrow. But when you win, people take notice and pick apart your coaching staff. Orgeron lost his passing game coordinator, defensive coordinator, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, and nearly all key components of his roster. Without those coaches and impact players, Orgeron and LSU have been exposed.
Also adding to LSU’s problems are NCAA investigations for rules breaking as well as a serious investigation of various sexual assaults on campus by football players that have a stench that compares to what happened at Baylor several years ago. And the question has already come up as to what Ed Orgeron knew and when did he know it.
Orgeron also offended his players by not fully grasping the racial justice issues that boiled over in the United States over the summer. He did not attend a march that his players organized and they were public in their displeasure.
LSU faces an offseason of truth in which Orgeron will have to confront coaching changes, improved recruiting, and shoring up the roster with potential transfers.
2020 LSU Tigers Schedule
||vs. Mississippi State
||vs. South Carolina
||@ Texas A&M
||vs. Ole Miss
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