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ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit talked about LSU's early-season struggles on this week's episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Neghandi.

Herbstreit talked about all the former players and coaches that are no longer on the team and how it could be impacting the current players. Per 247Sports:
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"I think it's a combination of that, along with that they lost so much," Herbstreit said. "Joe Brady, Dave Aranda, (former quarterback) Joe Burrow, all the skill other than (junior wide receiver Terrace) Marshall. It's been widely publicized everything they lost on the defensive side of the ball. (Junior wide receiver) Ja'Marr Chase opts out in the midst of this pandemic. It almost feels like the body language of the players remaining playing are looking over a fence at all the guys that left, like, 'Wow, you guys got to leave?'

"And that's what it feels like. It just feels like they're like, 'You expect us to stay here when everyone left?' It doesn't feel like, 'We've been backed into a corner and we'll show them.' They just look like, beyond Xs and Os, it just seems like there's more going on behind the scenes — behind closed doors — than maybe we realize."
Herbstreit also talked about LSU's issues on defense, calling out Derek Stingley Jr. who played through injured ankle last week at Missouri. Per SDS:
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“They just don’t look like it’s 11 guys that want to run to the ball and hold up their end of the bargain,” Herbstreit said on on Monday’s episode of the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack & Neghandi. “And when I watched some of these SEC defenses, I just look at guys like Stingley right now — who’s a great talent — he has zero interest in tackling, zero interest for being accountable in that regard. And if your best players are doing that, that’s going to filter down.
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I’ve said the same about the remaining dudes are like WTF Why do I have to play if the rest of them don’t.
Reply6 days
All this from a guy who fake cried on national TV
Reply7 days
Everything he said is exactly right. They have no passion That's why I said I'd sit whoever doesn't want to play and give the young guys their chance Prepare for next yr I expected more from stingley
7 days
Sometimes the truth hurts...but, in defense of the defense, the different scheme has some liability here, but, 45 by mizzou? C'mon man!
Reply7 days
Has anyone thought about Bo coming in with a new defensive scheme,and having some veterans and young players trying to read and react. The out of gap and position, are in every play. There will be a learning curve.
Reply7 days
With no installation time in the spring. Learn on the fly in the fall for three weeks. How many would be good at a difficult job if you were trained for three weeks and then thrown into a fire? No one here would be flawless.
7 days
Maybe Bo has a 4 year plan like Tepper.
7 days
Oh well, who cares just develop the players for next year and hope it's normal next year.
Reply8 days
screw the NFL. hope they fold!
7 days
Herbie is spot on. Defense looked like they didn’t want to be there at all. Offense has been clicking despite the poor red zone, lack of 3rd down conversions, and sometimes head scratching play calls. Stingley looked like he didn’t care despite the ankle.
Reply8 days
You’re a fricking moron if you think he’s ‘spot on’ about stingley
8 days
Stingley played as seriously as Ben Simmons did.
7 days
Hangover the truth is the truth, I know Stingley was trying to pay through an ankle injury last Saturday and because of that he wasn't that interested in sticking his should into anybody. I admire his guts but the liability is you are hurting the team in being limited to the point you won't nail someone.
7 days
Oh, boo hoo!
Reply8 days
Stingley had a fantastic open field tackle vs a Vandy tightend.
Reply8 days
“I just look at guys like Stingley...he has zero interest in tackling, zero interest for being accountable in that regard." Herbstreit has zero interest in being accountable. Stingley was injured. I'm just a casual fan and I saw that. Why doesn't Herbstreit know that? Know what the frick you're talking about before calling someone else out. Stingley played hurt. Herbie would have cried like a bitch if he was hurt.
Reply8 days
If you decide ur healthy enuf to play then u cant use the “But I was hurt” excuse when u get burned or when u pull an OLE’ & let guys run past you rather than tackling them! DS isn’t the ONLY one, Clark, Flott & Ricks all took turns LOAFING instead of running down guys to help tackle them! It’s been pretty SICKENING to watch to be honest!
7 days
He’s not wrong. Stingley looks like Deion out there. Rather run them out of bounds than hit them.
Reply8 days
Truth bomb by Herbie.
Reply8 days
Did he cry?
Reply8 days
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