Did LSU get everything out of this season that they could? While everyone will point to the Troy game, most real fans know that it was the impetus to the late-season run. AD Joe Alleva’s ‘come to Jesus’ meeting that followed Troy allowed Matt Canada more flexibility in running his offense the way he sees fit. It wasn’t always pretty but the Tigers won 6 of the final 7 to close the year.
This LSU team was limited at a number of positions this year, most notably at quarterback. Danny Etling is an all-time gamer but doesn’t have SEC talent. But you know he went out there every week and gave it his all. Hopefully, Myles Brennan or Lowell Narcisse proves himself SEC-ready in 2018.
LSU also dealt with a lot of injuries along the offensive line and in other spots. Derrius Guice was fully healthy for only a handful of games. And there is a dearth of talent at the WR position – DJ Chark notwithstanding.
2018 will be quite the challenge for LSU. The Tigers will face four of the 2017 CFP’s top 10 teams – including Miami and Auburn away from home in the first 3 weeks.