Sound Off: Breaking down LSU bowl projection, coaching staff

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the season’s final edition of “Sound Off,” there is still plenty of LSU news to discuss.
LSU’s regular season may be over, but the news cycle never sleeps. As coaching rumors swirl throughout the SEC, LSU isn’t exempt. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada is rumored to be seeking out interviews for head coaching jobs in the Group of 5 conferences. Defensive line coach Pete Jenkins is retiring, and outside linebackers coach Dennis Johnson is taking his place, which creates a vacancy on the coaching staff.
Additionally, some of LSU’s best players are juniors considering the jump to the NFL. And there’s still that whole to-do about where the Tigers will end up this bowl season. SEC Country beat writers Alex Hickey and Nick Suss break down these storylines and more, in the final 2017 edition of “Sound Off.”
Here are time stamps to help you navigate to specific topics:
  • 0:40 : The Tigers might be in danger of losing offensive coordinator Matt Canada after one year. Head coach Ed Orgeron has brought up the possibility, and rumors are swirling. But would he be smart to leave Baton Rouge this soon, and what are the Tigers’ chances of retaining him?
  • 5:25 :  Star juniors Arden Key and Derrius Guice are thought to be locks to forgo their senior seasons and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Is that actually the case, and what about fellow juniors such as Donte Jackson, Kevin Toliver, John Battle, Will Clapp and Toby Weathersby?
  • 8:25 : Bowl announcements won’t come out until after Saturday’s conference championship games are completed, but it’s becoming pretty clear which bowls LSU might end up in. Is a repeat trip to Orlando in the cards, or might LSU land somewhere else in Florida on New Year’s Day?

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