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Kirk Herbstreit: It's Been "Fun To Watch" This Team So Far This Season

Kirk Herbstreit talks during college game day.

Through three weeks of the 2018 college football season, perhaps no team has put the country more on notice than LSU. The Tigers have already beaten a pair of marquee opponents.

LSU's season-opening blowout win over Miami (Fla.) was eye-opening, but it was last weekend's win at Auburn that moved Ed Orgeron's team into the top 10. Kirk Herbstreit has certainly been paying attention to them.

In an appearance on SportsCenter on Tuesday, Herbstreit had plenty of praise for the surging Tigers.

“They’re doing this the old-fashioned way,” Herbstreit said. “Their defense has been lights out for Dave Aranda and that’s keeping them in the game. They’re playing so inspired, as if everybody doubts them and we all know what that can do to a college football team when you feel doubted. LSU is a great representation of that.

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"It’s going to be tough for them to continue this, but man it’s been a lot of fun to watch a team feel doubted and just go out there and make a lot of plays. Let’s keep sitting back and watching this and see how long the Tigers can make a run.”

Even with new quarterback Joe Burrow, few expected much from LSU this season. In fact, Ed Orgeron found himself at or near the top of many off-season "coaches most likely to be fired" lists.

Now, LSU has a chance to close out the first month of the season at 5-0, providing they beat Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss at home, as expected.

However, things get much tougher when the calendar flips to October. The Tigers begin the month at Florida, and then have to go play Georgia on the road as well. Finally, there is a matchup with No. 14 Mississippi State.

Oh, and when the month ends and it is November, the Alabama Crimson Tide will be waiting on Nov. 3.

[ 247Sports ]