Sound Off: LSU looking forward to brunch with Razorbacks

BATON ROUGE, La. — Coming off its loss to Alabama last weekend, the LSU football team has a decision to make: Is 2017 worth salvaging, or is it time to prepare for 2018?
That’s one of the main topics of conversation on this week’s edition of “Sound Off” with SEC Country beat reporters Alex Hickey and Nick Suss. We examine the three biggest story lines surrounding the Tigers heading into the team’s matchup with Arkansas  on Saturday , but first we look further into the future.
After the loss to Alabama, how close are the Tigers to bridging the gulf with Alabama atop the SEC West? Would making an in-season quarterback change help speed that process along, or could it possible deter it? Is there any chance LSU falls to Arkansas, or is the desire to rebound too strong?
Here is a series of time stamps to help you navigate the video:
  • 0:35 : LSU played Alabama close, but not close enough to come away with a victory. What do the Tigers need to do to narrow the gap with the Crimson Tide, and how soon should fans expect that to happen?
  • 3:15 : Fans and pundits alike are clamoring for coach Ed Orgeron to move on from Danny Etling and give freshman Myles Brennan a shot as the Tigers’ starting quarterback. We discuss the pros and cons of this, and also how mortgaging 2017 for 2018 could end up hurting the team two or three seasons from now.
  • 6:45 : LSU is a 16½-point favorite over Arkansas, one of the bottom dwellers of the SEC West. Is it safe to assume LSU will roll over the Razorbacks, or will the 11 a.m. CT kickoff and hangover from the Alabama loss hold the Tigers back?

Check back with  SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about  LSU football, including videos every Wednesday from Nick and Alex breaking down the biggest Tigers stories.

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