LSU lost a lot of offensive talent following last season, and at least one writer doesn’t see the Tigers recovering.
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic gave his two cents on how he sees the Tigers’ season playing out on an Arkansas radio show Wednesday.
Feldman: I think LSU is going to struggle this year. I think they could be a 7-win team. They have a lot of inexperience. In 2019, they could be a legit top-10 team.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) May 16, 2018
The Tigers key losses include quarterback Danny Etling, running back Derrius Guice, wide receiver D.J. Chark and defensive end Arden Key.
It appears he doesn’t have much faith in LSU’s young unproven group. LSU must play a running back not named Leonard Fournette or Guice for the first time in a number of years. Baton Rouge native Nick Brossette is among the top options, but he rushed for less than 100 yards last season. Sophomore Clyde Edwards-Helaire is another option, but has even less experience as a running back at the college level.
The Tiger’s quarterback position is also open between Myles Brennan, Lowell Narcisse and Justin McMillan.
While Feldman does give optimism for 2019, it’s difficult to blame him for just barely keeping LSU bowl eligible. It will be up to the Tigers to prove him wrong.