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CFB Analyst Says LSU Is Overrated Heading Into 2020

LSU's Coach O is furious with the officials against Clemson.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers yells from the sidelines during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

LSU isn't looking to take a step back in 2020 after winning last season's national championship.

For all we know, Ed Orgeron and the Tigers have another historic season ahead of them. Replacing Heisman-winner Joe Burrow won't be easy whatsoever, though - and if Myles Brennan isn't everything LSU is hoping for, it could be a tough year in Baton Rouge.

While many consider the Tigers a top 10 team entering next season, college football analyst Bud Elliot believes LSU is overrated.

The Tigers are currently ranked eighth in ESPN's 2020 preseason ranking. But Elliot thinks because of all the pieces LSU lost from its national championship team last season, the Tigers are receiving way too much preseason hype.

"Replacing key coaching pieces on both sides of the football, QB Joe Burrow, and 16 other starters, LSU could have really used spring practice," Elliot wrote on 247Sports. "I would have the Tigers in the 10-20 range."

Of course, many have doubted Orgeron before. The LSU coach continues to impress and overcome his doubters - as evident last season.

If Brennan can produce at half the rate Burrow did in 2019, the Tigers will be in good shape.

But with so much of puzzle left to be sorted out, LSU's 2020 season outlook remains unpredictable.