Kentucky 20, LSU 16
X-factor: Liam Shanahan
It isn’t very often that we point to an offensive lineman as an X-factor. Shanahan will have his hands full with these Kentucky nose tackles. Also with the crowd noise, he will need to help Johnson with protection calls during the pre-snap process.
LSU as a team is certainly behind schedule.
A lot of media members (including myself) believed that LSU would be able to bounce back from a subpar 2020 campaign. With all of the talent, returning starters, and ‘Hold that Tiger!’ tweets from Ed Orgeron, it seemed like things were returning to normal for the Bayou Bengals.
Nothing has been normal this season. And no, it’s not a COVID-19 affected season. The Tigers have officially fallen apart halfway through the schedule. It’s all for pride at this point, as the possibility of a bowl game seems unlikley.
Here are all of LSU’s position groups, given a rating of either on schedule, ahead of schedule, or behind schedule.