Auburn vs LSU preview

The hotseat heats up for the loser

This game sees another key match-up of two teams trying to gain traction in the highly competitive SEC West race. Auburn was 45 seconds from losing last week to Georgia State and that scare has already put pressure on new Auburn coach Bryan Harsin who earlier this week fired his wide receivers coach after only four games. Harsin has found himself in an early hole after losing to Penn State and the near debacle to Georgia State.

This week’s trip to Baton Rouge looks much more intimidating as compared to only a few weeks ago. Bo Nix was replaced late in the game after continued inconsistent play, and his back-up, TJ Finley, engineered a game-winning drive to save the Tigers for another week at least.LSU is coming off a win over Mississippi State in Starkville last weekend, and suffice it say, it was a critical win for Ed Orgeron. These Tigers have been slowly re-grouping since their season-opening loss to UCLA, but they have not looked good doing it. They have been plagued with inconsistent play, and in some instances, a lack of heart. That is hard to say about LSU, because a lack of heart is not something you usually hear about an Ed Orgeron team. But the team and coach are facing a ton of pressure to put together a quality win and right the ship as the
meat of the schedule comes into play.

Orgeron was already under pressure before the season started and if the Tigers continue to flounder and lose more games, he could become expendable as leadership is trying to clean up the huge mess left by all the Title IX allegations. All these factors make this game even more compelling. This is already a rivalry game and with these added pressures, the question to ask is who is going to answer the bell?

Article written by Chris Hiestand @ChrisHiestand1

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