Deke: LSU just not as good as last year!
Any way you slice it, the 2012 Tigers are not as good as they were a year ago. Now, we still have half a season to play, but as of right now it's not even close. LSU has many flaws right now they did not have, or at the very least did not show, a season ago.
The Tigers O-Line is beat up and seemingly does not have “that guy” who will take charge and be the needed vocal leaded. The Tigers wide receivers are dropping the ball at consistent rate, and the play of the Tigers QB position is not what it was a season ago.
And when you throw in LSU's inability to convert on third down, the Tigers’ consistent look of confusion during crucial moments in games, and the mental mistakes that come in the form of penalties…this team has a lot of things to clean up.
The good news is that LSU has plenty enough power in it to reach all their season goals. The bad news is that LSU's schedule has plenty enough power left in it so that there will be more days like the Tigers’ 14-6 loss to Florida.
Last year, the Tigers wore teams down, big-played them, and the LSU defense beat people up. Those key things are not happening now, and with the style of play that Coach Miles likes to play, if LSU does not tighten up they will find themselves on the losing end of several more games this season.
With an upcoming game against South Carolina and another road trip to take on rival Texas A&M, LSU could be out of the Western Division conversation by the end of the month.
I am no way shape or form saying that LSU is a bad team. What I am saying is that this team is not as good as they were a year ago and that other teams are better.
To the odds makers, this was an upset. To those who have followed LSU this season, today’s game was a loss in the making. And things will only get tougher starting next week with South Carolina.
Does LSU have to be as good as they were last season to win the SEC West and get into the BCS Title Game? Only time will answer that question. But clearly, this team is just not as good!
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