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LSU is No. 12 in ESPN's updated Way-Too-Early Top 25 college football rankings, which came out on Wednesday morning. Here's what ESPN Senior Writer Mark Schlabach had to say about the Tigers:
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12. LSU Tigers

2018 record: 10-3, 5-3 SEC

First 2019 Way-Too-Early rank: 10

Returning starters: eight offense, seven defense, one special teams

Key losses: CB Greedy Williams, LB Devin White, DT Ed Alexander, CB Terrence Alexander, G Garrett Brumfield, TE Foster Moreau, RB Nick Brossette, K Cole Tracy

Outlook: The Tigers took a few steps forward in coach Ed Orgeron's second full season, winning 10 games and beating UCF 40-32 in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.

The big question heading into the spring, besides replacing two of their best players on defense, is whether quarterback Joe Burrow can continue to develop. He should improve with a full offseason under his belt. Orgeron hired New Orleans Saints assistant Joe Brady to coach receivers and serve as passing game coordinator. Read more.
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Space Cowboy65 months
ESPN is still disrespecting LSU and Coach O. Therefore, I will continue my boycott of ESPN. Hopefully, they will be forced into bankruptcy and someone else more responsible will buy them out.
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Space Cowboy65 months
ESPN is still disrespecting LSU and Coach O. Therefore, I will continue my boycott of ESPN. Hopefully, they will be forced into bankruptcy and someone else more responsible will buy them out.
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Buckeye Jeaux65 months
Give ESPN a break. They've been marching for Ocasio-Cortez's New Green Deal for the last week or so.
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CanebreakCajun65 months
More evidence of why ESPN are a bunch of arse clowns. It's like they don't even try to research or analyze. It's lazy
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Old Money65 months
Lmao, okay
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CapitolB65 months
This makes NO sense. We bring in the #7 recruiting class AND return 16 starters from a 10 win team and end up OUTSIDE of the preseason top 10??? Did they even watch LSU last season? WE are more deserving of the #6 spot than Notre Dame is!
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Barbellthor65 months
Sixth at worst is what I saw for recruiting class. But yea, point remains.
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austintexastiger65 months
we are the #3 or 4 recruiting class - only ESPN has us lower than that
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CapitolB65 months
I stand corrected. SBnation.com and 247sports.com both have us ranked as #5 in the final recruiting rankings. Rivals.com has us at #3!! What the hell is wrong with ESPN??
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Outside of the top 5, those rankings are trash. ESPN is always dumb.
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AMac65 months
Notre Dame at 6 Hahaha when will they learn?
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LSUgrad0811265 months
Criminally underrated. I’m so fricking tired of seeing ESPN’s poorly researched, half assed, lazy analysis of every single sport. I wish they’d just officially transition to a political sporting news network and leave actual sports coverage to a competent organization
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brett40865 months
Calling Terrence Alexander a key loss shows just how much these idiots at espn know. That fig Shlabach has ALWAYS hated on LSU. frick him.
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wesman2165 months
"a few steps forward" Let's see... how many other teams in the nation won a NY6 bowl game???
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Tigerfan23565 months
#12 that is blasphemous.No credibility given at all.
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