Sound Off: Did LSU’s suspended players lose starting jobs?

BATON ROUGE, La. — Coming off an impressive 27-0 victory over BYU to start the season, there’s plenty of optimism surrounding the LSU football team. But there are also questions that need to be answered.

That’s where SEC Country’s “Sound Off” video series comes in. In this week’s edition, beat writers Nick Suss and Alex Hickey discuss the three biggest storylines facing LSU this week, beginning with where the Tigers’ previously suspended players fit into the future of the starting lineup.

That’s followed by a discussion of the large group of freshmen vying to make this team younger and more talented. Finally, Nick and Alex round things out with a conversation about running back Derrius Guice and how many times per game he might touch the ball moving forward after his 27 carries versus BYU.

Here are a series of time stamps to help you navigate the video:.

  • 0:40: LSU suspended 13 players for its season opener versus BYU. Many of those players are expected to return this week when the Tigers play Chattanooga. Will these guys factor back into the starting lineup, or should we expect to see the same guys who played well against BYU?
  • 4:55: LSU played 17 freshmen and seven redshirt freshmen in its season opener. Which of these players stood out, and will they keep getting better throughout the year?
  • 8:50: Guice carried the ball 27 times Saturday. Ed Orgeron said he doesn’t want Guice to have that heavy of a workload every week, but is that avoidable?

New episodes of “Sound Off” are posted every Wednesday. Be sure to check back to SEC Country for videos, news and analysis, and stay posted to the website as we preview LSU’s upcoming game versus Chattanooga.

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