Paul Finebaum seems to think the LSU football program is in need of a big year. During a recent appearance on ESPNs SportsCenter, the college football analyst shared his thoughts that LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is in need of a big year if he wants to remain as the Tigers leading man.
“I’ll spare the Vanderbilt fans, but I think the one (coach) people are wondering about is Ed Orgeron,” Finebaum said, per 247Sports. “Remember he took over for Les Miles two years ago after four games. He had a pretty good season, not great. He got the job after Tom Herman left the LSU faithful at the altar. Last year, there were some pretty good things, but there were some terrible things — like losing to Troy, another loss to Alabama which has been expected now since 2011, so a bad season.
“Vegas has him right now at the 7-win mark. That would be a problem.”
Finebaum previously shared his belief that LSU could be in for a rough start to the season.
“I think everyone knows the schedule. Miami first and then Auburn third,” Finebaum said earlier this month. “I think the question then becomes, ‘Should LSU lose both of those, can you even get a thermometer to measure the hot seat?’ Because I think you could start seeing similarities to what we had two years ago when Les Miles lost the first game against Wisconsin.”
LSU opens its 2018 campaign on Sunday, Sept. 2, against the Miami Hurricanes. The pressure will be on.