Of course, an argument can be made that every game during the college football season is a “must-win” game. With that said, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit believes there’s one particular program that’s under immense pressure this Saturday.
During this weekend’s College GameDay, Herbstreit discussed the LSU Tigers‘ recent struggles. Last weekend, they blew a 19-10 lead in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers.
LSU has been so underwhelming this season that Ed Orgeron might actually be on the hot seat just two years removed from winning a national championship.
In order to silence all the outside noise surrounding the program, Herbstreit thinks LSU needs to knock off No. 16 Kentucky this Saturday night.
“This is a … if they lose this game, they’re at 3-3 and … they’re playing hard, but 3-3 with what they have left,” Herbstreit said, via 247Sports. “All the noise around the program. Coach O had to yell at a fan who called into the show … kind of messy right now. They need to win today.”
If the Tigers fall short against the Wildcats tonight, the rumors surrounding Coach O will only get louder.
College football insider Bruce Feldman already reported that Orgeron’s seat at LSU is getting warm. That’s not a good sign for his future in Barton Rouge.
“Ed Orgeron is not even two years removed from leading LSU to a national title, but his seat is in fact warm, and it got a lot warmer with the home loss to Auburn last week,” Feldman said. “Now, Orgeron is 48-16 at LSU, but he’s working for an AD in Scott Woodward who is not the one who hired him.”
We’ll see if LSU can get back in the win column tonight.
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