ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit thought LSU had given up. The Tigers simply proved him wrong as they beat Mississippi State.
The LSU Tigers haven’t played all that great since they won the national title back during the 2019 season. Since the start of the 2020 season, LSU has gone 8-6 and the Tigers have appeared pretty rough during that stretch.
Things have been so bad that folks like ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit openly wondered if the Tigers even cared about playing football.
While picking games during the final segment on College GameDay Saturday morning, prior to picking Mississippi State to come out on top of the Tigers, Herbstreit noted how LSU had a more talented roster but questioned how motivated the team actually was.
LSU made sure Kirk Herbstreit ate crow for saying the Tigers quit
Herbstreit’s decision to pick Mississippi State proved to be pretty bad and it sure looked like the Tigers were invested in the outcome of that game.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has received plenty of criticism for the way his team has looked dating back to the start of last season when Mike Leach and Mississippi State torched the Tigers as the Bulldogs claimed a 44-34 win in Baton Rouge.
But Orgeron was able to get a bit of redemption today as the Tigers held on to beat the Bulldogs 28-25 in Starkville. The win itself wasn’t that great, but Orgeron and LSU needed a win. That’s what the Tigers got.
And of course, it never hurts to prove some doubters wrong along the way.
Despite the injuries and adversity LSU was facing going into this game, the Tigers were able to get out of Davis Wade Stadium with a win. The road trip to Starkville wasn’t pretty, but Orgeron was able to lead his team to a win. That likely doesn’t save his job, but it will keep some pressure off him for a little while longer.