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Steve Geller

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Steve: LSU's final spot in AP Poll is highest since 2011

The final AP college football poll of the season is out and Clemson holds the top spot after knocking off Alabama in the National Championship.  The Crimson Tide wind up in 2nd place while 4 other SEC teams round out the top 25.  LSU is one of them coming in at  #13.  It's the Tigers' highest finish to a season since 2011. 

Not a bad accomplishment for a team that started out 2-2, fired its head coach and played the majority of the season without its top offensive player. But what can we expect from the Bayou Bengals next season? Will the Tigers be able to replace the likes of Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White, Ethan Pocic, Kendell Beckwith, Duke Riley, Dwayne Thomas and Davon Godchaux? Also, WR Malachi Dupre could join that mix if he decides to enter the NFL draft. 

Ed Orgeron's first full go as head coach will start with the same ole question in Baton Rouge... what will LSU get out of its offense? New coordinator Matt Canada will need to develop more of a passing attack.  The question will quickly turn to quarterback and if Danny Etling will be able to hang on to the starting job or will someone else step up to unseat him.  

Meanwhile, the running back position in in good shape even though Leonard Fournette is gone.  Derrius Guice wound up the SEC's leader in yards with 1,387 yards in only 12 games. Over on defense, we can expect the Tigers to rank in the upper tier once again in.  DC Dave Aranda has a bevy of talent to mold and unleash on the purple and gold's opponents.  Will 2017 be the year of the LSU Tigers making the College Football Playoff? 

LSU football 2017 schedule
Sept 2 BYU (at NRG Stadium in Houston) 
Sep 9   Chattanooga  
Sep 16   at Mississippi St.         
Sep 23   Syracuse         
Sep 30   Troy    
Oct 7    at Florida         
Oct 14    Auburn 
Oct 21    at Ole Miss 
Nov 04   at Alabama 
Nov 11   Arkansas 
Nov 18   at Tennessee 
Nov 25   Texas A&M 


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01/10/2017 12:07PM
Steve: LSU's final spot in AP Poll is highest since 2011
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