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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fallout from the wreckage

The 51-21 beatdown LSU took at Florida on Saturday did more than just send the Tigers tumbling out of the top 10.

It basically eliminates any hope LSU had of repeating as national champions.

Even if the Tigers were to go 11-1 in the regular season and win the SEC title game, a 30-point defeat is hard to ignore.

It's the same reason USC was left in the Rose Bowl last season as a two-loss team and LSU played in the title game as a two-loss team. USC's loss to Stanford was so bad it basically eliminated the Trojans.

Had LSU been more competitive, then the Tigers would have been in good shape.

As it is now, the best thing LSU can do is regroup, try to win the SEC West and the SEC Championship Game and enjoy the Sugar Bowl.

Of course, the way the Tigers played on Saturday, none of that will be easy.


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