Louisiana’s governor has made this thoughts known about LSU’s upcoming season.
As reported by The Advocate’s Elizabeth Crisp on Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards said on his monthly call-in show that he anticipates the Tigers being competitive in 2017. However, he’s wary because of LSU’s road slate.
“It’s going to be difficult because of the road schedule,” Edwards said via Crisp. “I look for us to be competitive and have a great season.”
This will be LSU’s first full season under Ed Orgeron, who went 6-2 as the Tigers interim coach last fall following Les Miles’ firing. LSU finished 8-4 with a victory over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl.
But Edwards is right. LSU’s road schedule is tough. The Tigers have trips to Mississippi State, Florida, Ole Miss, Alabama and Tennessee. Those matchups won’t be easy, and it will be fascinating to see how Orgeron manages the tests in his first full season in Baton Rouge.
LSU fans, including Edwards, are hoping for the best.