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ESPN analyst David Pollack talked about LSU's early-season struggles on the latest episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Neghandi and suggested that the team looks too content after winning a championship last season.

He also said there is too much finger-pointing happening on the defensive side of the ball. Per 247Sports:
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"A couple things I took away from LSU's defense," Pollack said. "A ton of finger pointing. A ton of, 'What happened, bro? Where were you? What's going on?' And then a lack of effort. And then, listen, you win a championship and what do we always marvel at with Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban? Somehow keeping those guys' edge, right? Like, keeping the fight and keeping the hammer down and not resting on their laurels. To me, LSU looks like they're pretty content."

"Like, 'We won a championship. We were awesome. We might not be good this year, but you know what? We won a championship.' That's frustrating to watch, from a standpoint of a defense that should be so much better that a corner in (sophomore Derek) Stingley that should be taking away half the field and looking even better than he did as a true freshman. And now you have a lot of finger pointing, a lack of effort and lack of caring."
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Pollack: Hey bud we don't give to shits what you think. You hated last year and every year on LSU! You never have good things at all to say. Your a bulldog, we get that but to be an analyst you suck bro. You are no better that Dicki V with LSu basketball. If you think that is how they feel as players coaches and fans then you are so miss informed so that to me is called "hate". If your going to talk about something talk about the 20 + nfl players we lost / all the young unproven players we have / first year D coordinator that didn't get a off season to teach young players a new D# / oh and by the way...Its not just LSU all the SEC defenses are terrible this year. Georgie just hasn't played anyone they will this weekend and then that will change as well......HEY POLLACK KICK ROCKS BRO #LSU4LIFE
Reply7 months
Hey "Poll-Lick"! When was the last time Georgia won a national championship if football? Just asking? You sound like one of those "Dem-O-Craps'! Have all of the answers but never do a damn thing!
Reply7 months
I can't believe all the people buying into that horse shite. If the team was complacent the offense would be guilty too, right ? It's the defense that is stinking up the place so how can half a team, by position only, be complacent ? Bo Pelini is the problem. Obligatory : STFU Pollack
Reply7 months
Yea and I also believe that this current environment didn’t help things for this team either. All that crap does is divide and weaken. It takes your focus off of what’s important and leads you into self-serving directions. You can blame this on the leadership but every state and city is different as well. The environment around these kids will have an impact on them. I think all these things have contributed to this seasons woes. These kids have more than their coaches preaching things into their ears. Unfortunately they process things much differently as a kid than they probably would as an adult.
Reply7 months
He may be right but he's still a fricktard.
Reply7 months
I didn’t really care that we lost to Mizzou. I just kept thinking about 42-25. I’m sure this feeling will wear off.
Reply7 months
I agree
Reply7 months
Hes right
Reply7 months
Guess that means his loved Georgia Bulldogs are "CONTENT" with 2nd place in SEC 4 years. or was it 3?
Reply7 months
Maybe he can lend us some insight on how to win and not become complacent.....like when he did it those years at.......... wait a minute. David Pollock? Coates Hall David?
Reply7 months
Does not make him wrong though.
7 months
absolutely he's not wrong........and what most fans saw in week 1. but my point stands.
7 months
he nailed it
Reply7 months
I will say till Pollack's old team uga the notorious runner uppers, beat the gumps they'll always be losers. They choke every TIME.
Reply7 months
You’re right. This also has nothing to do with what he said.
7 months
SPOT ON, No one heart one heartbeat from this team. Defensive hustling is very noticeably lacking, some look like giving 50% effort. Change the line up, put guys in that have chest and want.
Reply7 months
The staff sucks and the kids look lazy. Just a fact.
Reply7 months
Dont like Pollack. But he is SPOT ON on this one.
Reply7 months
No doubt there is a Championship hangover, but that doesn't explain how bad they're playing. I mean, we are fricking aweful, the worst, but what is Florida's and Bama's excuse for their bad play on defense? Neither won a championship. For some reason Defenses in the SEC have not been up to snuff. With Georgia being the exception.
Reply7 months
Covid and a lack of spring practice probably plays a part in why there are so many defensive issues across the conference. Yes, Georgia’s D looks legit, but I guess we will see how legit they really are, come Saturday.
7 months
David Pollack Says. Stopped reading right there. The guy is pretty good with his analysis and he's probably right here too...but for some reason his bias against LSU taints his opinions.
Reply7 months
"We might not be good this year, but you know what?" -Legacy of UGA Football
Reply7 months
Something he would know absolutely nothing about
Reply7 months
How would he know anything about winning championships
Reply7 months
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