The Path to An LSU SEC Championship in 2018

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BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 14: Head Coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers on the sidelines during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU defeated the Auburn 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

An LSU SEC Championship berth is the goal for the 2018 season. For Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers, now is the time to claim glory. Orgeron has the Bayou Bengals in a solid spot given the enormous amount of talent the program has. With Steve Ensminger now calling the plays on offense, the Tigers are certain to be a conference contender. Though LSU does have a tough schedule slate, the Tigers’ chances of winning the SEC West will come down to the offensive production.

LSU Can Be SEC Championship Contenders in 2018

Orgeron has done a great job recruiting heading into his second year as head coach. The talent that the Tigers’ program receives is unlike any other. Just the state of Louisiana alone produces a whopping load of players to Baton Rouge. That is primarily because LSU is the flagship school in the state, and the program competes on a high level. Aside from recruiting, LSU has to produce on the field this season. With the opener against Miami in Arlington, Texas, the first win won’t come easy. The Tigers are a legitimate SEC West contender. But it all boils down to whether they can produce on the field to win enough games. Also, competing with top-dog Alabama has been LSU’s downfall since 2011.

Offense is Key To A Title

The Tigers’ offense has been statistically bad the past few seasons. There is no denying that fact. Under Matt Canada, LSU’s offense was close to the bottom in terms of efficiency. Under new OC Steve Ensminger, Tiger fans are hoping that changes by a big margin. The veteran has been brought in to revamp the offense and help Orgeron make this team a national championship contender. It has been a long 11 years for LSU fans, ever since they won the 2007 BCS National Championship. Looking ahead to 2018, Baton Rouge could become the hot spot for an SEC title. A new regime will be in place, and Tiger fans are ready for the transition from mediocre SEC team back up to perennial powerhouse. Once again, this all starts with working in the spring, especially the offensive unit. For LSU, spring practice kicks off on Sunday, March 11. The offense will be the key to success as said in theĀ spring football storylines.

Dethroning the Giant

Since January 2012, LSU has been one step behind Alabama. Some Tiger fans may not want to hear that statement, but it’s true. When the Tide beat the Tigers 21-0 in the BCS National Championship Game, Nick Saban took over. Les Miles was always one step behind the Crimson Tide from that point up until his departure. Now under Orgeron, LSU is looking to end the streak this year. The annual rivalry game usually decides the SEC West, although that has not been the case in recent seasons. Orgeron wants to change that, however. If LSU can dethrone Alabama from being the king of the SEC West, then Ed Orgeron has done what he was brought in to do. End the streak against Alabama and return to the SEC Championship. In 2018, an LSU SEC Championship berth is the ultimate goal for the Tigers.

Main Photo Credit:

BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 14: Head Coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers on the sidelines during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU defeated the Auburn 27-23. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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  1. Some history that you missed. LSU went from 1971-1981 with no wins against Alabama. By the way LSU went 13-0 in 2011 win a win over Alabama in “The Game of the Century”. Les Miles beat Alabama 5 times in his time at LSU. That is a record. Look it up. No football coach at LSU ever hung 5 losses on Alabama before him. Also, LSU did win the 2011 SEC Championship. Most of our fans seemed to gave forgotten that little tidbit. You know, because Les robbed them of their “Birthright” in the do over game that Alabama received in January 2012.

    2018 will be Ed Orgeron’s 3rd Loss against Alabama at LSU. He’s 0-6 against them, including his 3 losses while coaching Ole Miss into the gutter.

    Please stop the “Dethroning the Giant” jibba jabba.. Orgeron lost to Troy & got blown out by Mississippi State. Our worst lost to them- ever. He kicked a field goal from the 1 yard line to lose to Notre Dame. And of course Lost to Alabama.

    LSU will not be averaging 10 wins a season until Orgeron is Fired. And “Zereaux” Championships will be sniffed.

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