Sound Off: Why is LSU committing so many %&*@^$# penalties?!

Nick Suss

BATON ROUGE, La. — It’s bounce back week for the LSU football team.

On this week’s edition of “Sound Off,” SEC Country beat writers Alex Hickey and Nick Suss break down the three biggest storylines surrounding LSU football coming off the team’s surprising 37-7 loss to Mississippi State. Looking ahead to the Tigers’ home game against Syracuse this Saturday (6 p.m. CT, ESPN2), we discussed deficiencies in LSU’s game plan, leading off with a conversation about the team’s penalty woes before transitioning into talk about the Tigers’ lack of depth on the defensive line and star running back Derrius Guice’s health status.

Here are a series of time stamps to help you navigate the video:

0:15: The Tigers have committed 30 penalties in three games, including nine for 112 yards in the Mississippi State loss. What action has head coach Ed Orgeron taken to correct the issue, and what can the Tigers do on the field to prevent this trend from continuing?

4:40: Syracuse’s up-tempo offense is a rough matchup for LSU’s defensive line, which will once again be thin this week as the unit recovers from a long list of injuries and suspensions. What will the Tigers have to do to keep their line depth from taking an even bigger toll on the defense as a whole?

7:20: Derrius Guice is banged up after wrenching his knee in the Mississippi State game. Especially considering his status is uncertain for the Syracuse game, will the Tigers be able to cater the offense more to his big play potential as the season continues?

Check back with SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about LSU football, including weekly videos from Nick and Alex breaking down the biggest Tigers stories.