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LSU among the teams with the most to prove in 2021

There is a big game coming up on Saturday. When the schedule first came out, who would have thought about circling the second home game of the season against Central Michigan?

Win this game and the LSU Tigers will head into the SEC opener with a 2-1 record and could be 3-1 before facing Auburn on Oct. 2. Lose this game and it could be 1-3 or 2-2 heading into Auburn. Looks like Ed Orgeron and company have something to prove when they arrive at Death Valley on Saturday.

According to Kerry Miller of Bleacher Report, the LSU Tigers are among the 10 teams that have the most to prove this season.- ADVERTISEMENT -

Why does LSU need to prove something?

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

One year after going 15-0 en route to a national championship, LSU had one of its worst seasons in decades.

The Tigers went 5-5 last fall with a completely unrecognizable defense. Normally one of the stingiest defenses in the nation, LSU allowed 35 points and nearly 500 total yards per game.

Was it just an off year resulting from a mass exodus of talent to the NFL, or is poor defense the new normal in Baton Rouge? – Miller

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