LSU has turned things around in a major way since firing Les Miles. In fact, the Tigers might be one of the two best teams in the country since that move.
According to SB Nation’s Bill Connelly, if you only account for the past seven weeks of the season, LSU is the No. 2 team in college football. The Tigers have been better than Ohio State, Michigan, Lousiville and Washington over that span, per Connelly’s S&P+ metric.
The Tigers are 4-1 during that stretch. Their lone loss came against the nation’s No. 1 team: Alabama.
“LSU replacing Les Miles with interim Ed Orgeron was part of a reset,” Connelly said. “Derrius Guice came into his own at running back, Leonard Fournette got healthy, the defense has remained stout, and the Tigers have lost only to Alabama, in a game that was tied heading into the fourth quarter.”
That drastic reset is one reason Orgeron is one of the top candidates to be LSU’s permanent head coach.
The Tigers host Florida on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on SEC Network.