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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!
Reply2 months
Not last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply2 months
So in summary, he thinks that LSU (with UGA and Bama at home this season) is incapable of doing what Auburn did last year.
Reply2 months
Might be why Ensminger is sleeping at the office this week.
Reply2 months
He is right. he could have explained it better, but he is right.
Reply2 months
As well, the loser of Alabama and the Landsharks must be done too then. If any loss puts you out....
Reply2 months
No, Paul. Neither team is.
Reply2 months
Not exactly a mathematician.
Reply2 months
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.
Reply2 months
This is so stupid. Was Auburn "done" last year after losing to us? I'll hang up and listen.
Reply2 months
READ... and not just the headline
2 months
And then you should keep reading, and apply logic.
2 months
Sounds like a Auburn problem to me.
Reply2 months
Thanks genius! You mean just like last years loser who went to the SEC championship game?
Reply2 months
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.
2 months
But they're both home for us. So theoretically, we could do the exact same thing Auburn did last year.
2 months
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.
Reply2 months
Lol enemy? Come on.
2 months
"Paul Finebaum: Loser" - stopped reading right there but I agree.
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