He's trying to keep the confidence of his team up and make them feel like they are at LSU's level, whether we think it's an accurate depiction of the game events is irrelevant, its purely a move to keep the team attitude moving forward. He's not going to roll over in his press conference to appease LSU fans so they feel more satisfied with their win.
ETA: He's trying to compliment his own guys' effort and make them feel good about the game despite the L.
LSU doesn't need TCU to confirm they're a good team. Y'all sound whiny.
This post was edited on 9/2 at 5:48 pm