LSU enjoys national title accomplishment while hoping to take the field together again
The LSU Tigers football team received some hardware this week in the form of three great-looking rings presented to the players and staff for their 15-0 run through college football last season.
There is a ring for the SEC Championship, a ring provided by the NCAA for the College Playoff title and the third ring is from LSU for the National Championship. Even though all three rings are impressive to see, none are not valued higher than $415 as prescribed by the NCAA.
I have had many fans tell me that they have watched the replays of most or all of the 15 games. The pandemic has changed sports on TV as we know, and LSU fans are fortunated can enjoy the replays of that incredible season.
Despite the limitations due to the virus, Ed Orgeron and his coaching staff have continued to have success on the recruiting trail. LSU has landed top prospects and are on the “lists” of many others as they build their 2021 recruiting class.
The team did have to deal with players who tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks ago, but program is dealing with it and moving forward. The players are doing what is allowed by the NCAA and preparing to get back on the field.
SEC Media Days originally scheduled for next week have be moved to a later date and will be done virtually. Much of the luster of the event will be lost but it still figures to be quite entertaining and informative. Keep in mind that the SEC has some of the game’s best coaches and the addition of Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss and Mike Leach at Mississippi State – a pair of outspoken personalities – will certainly bring some interesting things to the table.
Which brings us back to the question which has been talked about for months. Will there be college football this fall? I am certainly not smart enough to know the answer even as we approach mid-July. I think we will just have to wait and see. The clock is ticking! It was certainly prevalent to say in April and May that “there is time remaining to make decisions about college football.” Now the time is starting to dwindle.
The LSU season opener is scheduled for Saturday, September 5 at Tiger Stadium against Texas-San Antonio. The kickoff time has not been announced as of yet. That’s less than two months out.
College football teams would like to know that they can begin practice around the start of August . LSU and many other teams only had a few spring practices before the virus shut things down. Some had no practice at all. Regular practice time this season is crucial for the season to start on time.
LSU has a lot of work to do in preparation for the season, I believe that they will be picked 2nd or 3rd in the SEC West, the best division in college football. Let’s hope we’re talking much more about that in a month’s time than off-the-field concerns.
I join my colleagues in the media as well as fans in hoping that we have college football this fall. The clock is ticking!
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Tommy Krysan has over 30 years of experience as a sportscaster in radio and television. He has been a columnist for Crescent City Sports since its inception. In 2019, he launched his “Talkin Sports with TK” podcast, available on all major platforms. Tommy loves baseball and all sports. He loves to cook, listen to music, play golf and have fun….