Abell Photography - 2019 Peach Bowl
ESPN released their 2021 "Way Too Early" College Football Top 25 after the National Championship wrapped on Monday night and pegged LSU at No. 20. Here's what they had to say about the Tigers:

20. LSU Tigers

2020 record: 5-5 SEC
Projected returning starters: eight offense, eight defense, one special teams

Projected losses: LB Jabril Cox*, S JaCoby Stevens*, WR Terrace Marshall Jr.*, TE Arik Gilbert, P Zach Von Rosenberg*, WR Racey McMath*, TE/FB Tory Carter*

Key additions: S Derrick Davis Jr., OT Garrett Dellinger, DT Maason Smith, ATH Sage Ryan, DE Bryce Langston

Outlook: As magical as LSU's national championship season was in 2019, the follow-up was just as deflating. The Tigers bombed in their encore before salvaging the final two games for a .500 record. Coach Ed Orgeron fired defensive coordinator Bo Pelini after only one season back at LSU; co-offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger was reassigned; and the Tigers parted ways with passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan. Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz, who worked with Joe Brady, was hired as offensive coordinator. Orgeron is still seeking a new defensive coordinator.
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The only losses I saw that contributed and made a difference were stevens. Nothing much more to say really.
Reply8 days
The only losses I saw that contributed and made a difference were stevens. Nothing much more to say really.
Reply8 days
I don’t see any losses on offense. The players who want to be here stayed. It seemed we played better on offense with Gilbert and marshal out anyway
Reply8 days
No way losing Marshall or Gilbert made us better. Unless those guys were “Problems” in the locker room but Marshall had been around a few years & never seemed to be an issue. Gilbert just seems to be chasing the FAME but doesn’t have the CHEST to work harder for it! Good riddance to AG & Marshall too for Quitting!!
6 days
Good. Always hate when we're given too high a ranking to start the season.
Reply8 days
When u factor in their replacements, I think the only losses even close to significant are Gilbert, Marshall & maaaaybe Cox
Reply8 days
We return 9 on D. Only Cox and JaCoby departing.
Reply8 days
8 starters returning on offense? Based on our last 2 games it should be ALL starters returning.
Reply8 days
Who are the 3 they are counting? Marshall, Gilbert,&? Curry maybe?
8 days
They must be counting the quitters
8 days
Does Chase count as a loss for this year on the talley?
8 days
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