menu

Michael Weinreb Of Grantland.com unveiled his forecasts for the 2014 playoff participants today and has LSU winning the National Championship:
quote:

Playoff Participants:
• LSU: Because the Tigers get Bama at home, and because the SEC will most likely revert to its smashmouth roots this season, and because I’ve been consuming graminoids for fun.

• Florida State: Reverting to classic Seminole tradition, they’ll beat Oklahoma State and thrash Clemson, then lose in overtime to NC State after several players are suspended for allegedly receiving free double meat at a Chipotle.

• Oregon: Honestly, it’s not impossible to imagine Oregon losing four games, because the Pac-12 is such a fascinating gantlet of quirks and tics that it almost makes Mike Leach seem relatively normal. And yet …

• Alabama: Because if there isn’t a second SEC team in this playoff, then, like, why are we here on this planet in the first place?

National Champion: LSU
(No explanation)
Matt Borcas and Mallory Rubin of Grantland also think that LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette will win the Hiesman trophy:
quote:

Heisman Trophy Winner
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU: With Zach Mettenberger, Jeremy Hill, and Odell Beckham Jr. off to the NFL, this true freshman really will need to be LSU’s version of Michael Jordan — or, at the absolute minimum, Adrian Peterson.
-MB

Heisman Trophy Winner:
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU: Sure, a clear, recent pattern has emerged of the trophy going to the quarterback from the best or most exciting team. But another pattern has emerged in tandem: The trophy going to a fresh-faced newbie who comes out of nowhere to take the sport by storm. Fournette may not be able to outrun the hype, which is far greater than what greeted Johnny Manziel or even five-star recruit Jameis Winston, but if he can, he’ll be a potentially historically productive contributor on a national contender. The only question is what Les Miles will chew on at the ceremony. Carpet?
-MR

Filed Under: LSU Football

Comments

8 Comments
Weinreb may not be far off...However, cupcake days are over...Some teams had real games last week.(ask Georgia)...and those bulldogs aint bad.. I agree though, If the tiger defense continues to solidify and stay stingy, and the young boys of offense continue to develop team chemistry, our chances of having a super season are better than most can imagine. I will post more in cpl weeks....Geaux tigers!!!!!
Reply27 months
At least LSU finally has somebody mentioned in the same breathe as Heisman. That gives him an edge early on, didn't have to sneak in like HoneyB
Reply27 months
MY BODY IS READY
Reply27 months
good god the hype is insane now

i'm ready
Reply27 months
Seems to be legit... Think I'll fly to Houston in the morning.
Reply27 months
BUGA!
Reply27 months
Fournette is going to be our Maurice Clarrett without all the problems.

He will be the driving force for a National Championship, and if Auburn could do it, we damn sure can too.

There's not one overwhelming giant on our schedule. Everybody comes in with major problems somewhere.

Buga for Heisman
Reply27 months
If you gonna sniff that Buga Suga, you just asoon sniff it all!
Reply27 months
Popular Stories
comments51

LSU To Play Louisville In Citrus Bowl

The Tigers are heading to Orlando.
comments30

LSU QB Commit Myles Brennan Continues To Hear From New Schools

Brennan decided to reopen his recruitment last week.
comments9
comments7

College Football Rankings - Week 15

Four teams from the SEC are ranked.
LATEST HEADLINES
LSU To Play Louisville In Citrus Bowl
The Tigers are heading to Orlando.
comments51
LSU's Ethan Pocic Named Finalist For Rimington Trophy
The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 8.
LSU WR Travin Dural Accepts Invitation To Senior Bowl
Dural is the second Tiger to accept an invitation to the January all-star game.
LSU QB Commit Myles Brennan Continues To Hear From New Schools
Brennan decided to reopen his recruitment last week.
comments30
Video: Ed Orgeron Reacts To Citrus Bowl Invite
The Tigers will face Louisville on New Years Eve.
comments7
Arden Key & Travin Dural Will Both Be Available For Bowl Game
Ed Orgeron said Key was suspended for the season finale vs. Texas A&M.
comments9
LSU DC Dave Aranda Signs New Contract
Aranda agreed to the deal last week.
comments2
LSU LB Kendell Beckwith Out For Citrus Bowl
Beckwith suffered a knee injury against Florida on Nov. 19.
comments8
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram