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College Football expert Paul Finebaum appeared on ESPN's First Take this week and said that the loser of LSU vs. Auburn this weekend will be done in the SEC West race as the loss will be too much to overcome. Per 247Sports:
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“It’s really important because, if you lose the game on either side, you’re done,” Finebaum said during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take. “Because you still have to play Alabama in your league. You still have to play Mississippi State, which is good. They went on the road and beat Kansas State, which isn’t a bad win. You don’t survive this and have much of a chance unless you start knocking people off.”
Finebaum explained that it was easier for Auburn to bounce back after last years loss to LSU and win the West because they played Alabama and Georgia at home in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Those games will be on the road this season.

On the other hand, LSU will get Alabama and Georgia at home in Tiger Stadium this year.
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“Last year, Auburn went to Baton Rouge and blew a 20-point lead and still was able to overcome it because they beat Georgia and Alabama,” he said. “Both games were at home. They can’t do that this year.”
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"You don’t survive this and have much of a chance unless you start knocking people off.” wait, you have to win games to "have a chance"? Give this man a job at ESPN!
Reply10 days
Not last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply10 days
So in summary, he thinks that LSU (with UGA and Bama at home this season) is incapable of doing what Auburn did last year.
Reply10 days
Might be why Ensminger is sleeping at the office this week.
Reply11 days
He is right. he could have explained it better, but he is right.
Reply11 days
As well, the loser of Alabama and the Landsharks must be done too then. If any loss puts you out....
Reply11 days
No, Paul. Neither team is.
Reply11 days
Not exactly a mathematician.
Reply11 days
Good lord, its the SEC opener. Finebaum is just saying ridiculous things to get attention. Nobody is "done in the SEC West" after the 1st game. They would almost certainly win the SEC-W if they win out and go 7-1 or would still have a realistic shot at winning the West at 6-2 as long as they beat Bama and just hope Bama trips up somewhere else along the way.
Reply11 days
This is so stupid. Was Auburn "done" last year after losing to us? I'll hang up and listen.
Reply11 days
READ... and not just the headline
11 days
And then you should keep reading, and apply logic.
11 days
Sounds like a Auburn problem to me.
Reply11 days
Thanks genius! You mean just like last years loser who went to the SEC championship game?
Reply11 days
Reading comprehension. He also said auburn was able to overcome the loss to LSU by having their games against Alabama and Georgia at home and winning them. Those games will be on the road this year.
11 days
But they're both home for us. So theoretically, we could do the exact same thing Auburn did last year.
11 days
Chicken, please stop posting anything Paul Finebaum. He is just another agent of the Bama/SEC Network/ESPN machine. Doesn't deserve any visibility on this site. He is an enemy of LSU.
Reply11 days
Lol enemy? Come on.
11 days
"Paul Finebaum: Loser" - stopped reading right there but I agree.
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