There are plenty of great games to draw headlines as the opening weekend of college football nears. It’s hard to find a more intriguing game than the one Saturday afternoon between No. 5 LSU and Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.
The Tigers enter the season in a unique situation. LSU is a national title favorite, but Les Miles is among coaches with the hottest seats heading into 2016.
As for Wisconsin, the Badgers are rebuilding. Also, don’t forget the storyline with new LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda facing his former team in his first game with the Tigers.
Here is what a few national media outlets are saying about LSU’s opener against Wisconsin:
- Speaking of the hot seat, ESPN’s Mark Schlabach put together an in-depth piece about how Miles survived last season to see another year as LSU head coach. The story discusses the attempted coup on Miles as well as the tragic events that occurred this summer in Baton Rouge, La. It’s safe to say this season will be fascinating for LSU.
- As stated above, Miles isn’t the only coaching storyline surrounding LSU’s opener. Saturday also will be Aranda’s debut as LSU’s defensive coordinator. It just so happens to come against his former team. The Associated Press’ Genaro C. Armas broke down what the matchup means and compared it to a pizza restaurant.
- With LSU and Wisconsin set to play at Lambeau Field, many college football fans are eager to see if anyone will attempt the famous Lambeau Leap after scoring a touchdown. Unfortunately, Miles won’t approve of the move, according to Matt Bonesteel of The Washington Post, but two elite LSU defensive players still plan on testing their coach if they’re able to find the end zone on a defensive score Saturday.
- Although all eyes are set on the start of college football, it won’t be long before someone questions if LSU star running back Leonard Fournette should sit out to avoid injury prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. Actually, it’s already happening. Andrew Perloff, better known as McLovin and one of the Danettes on The Dan Patrick Show, took to the radio airwaves and Twitter to state why he thinks Fournette should sit out this season.