According to Dellenger's report, the decision to determine if a season will be delayed would have to come before fall camps are supposed to start on August 7. LSU received the second-most votes (tied with Georgia) to win the SEC Championship Game.. The football player in me wants to put on pads right now. “Do we have a vaccine?" This matchup promises to be very entertaining for many years to come, but for now, Ed Orgeron and the Tigers should remain in control when the Bulldogs travel to Baton Rouge in 2020. But, with all of that, the Tigers still remain heavily in the hunt with a manageable stretch ahead. LSU comes off a historic season with historic attrition off the field as well, having to replace 20 players to the NFL Draft, passing game coordinator Joe Brady, and multiple crucial analysts. Heading into Week 7 and the brunt of SEC play, we’ve got the Tigers sitting at 5-1 after a hiccup on the road in Gainesville against Florida. Sports Illustrated national writer Ross Dellenger reported that there is "growing concern among college leaders" that a season will kick off on time. Prominent programs like Clemson and LSU saw multiple positive coronavirus tests across its programs. In 2019, the Tigers secured an undefeated regular season that included wins over top-ten-ranked teams Texas, Florida, Auburn, and Alabama. Take Alabama, for example, where it was reported Wednesday evening that students who knew they had tested positive for coronavirus, attended parties. LSU's defense was anchored by two All-American defensive backs in Jim Thorpe Award winner Grant Delpit and true freshman Derek Stingley Jr., while Linebacker Jacob Phillips led the SEC in tackles. 1 in the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season, earning them a spot in the national semi-final game to be played at the Peach Bowl. There, they defeated the defending national champions Clemson, 42–25, to secure LSU's fourth claimed national title in school history, the second undefeated champion in the CFP era, and the second 15–0 season among any team in the modern era. A six-week preseason plan, set to start on July 24, was proposed and passed and SEC programs had its athletes start returning for voluntary workouts on June 8. LSU was ranked No. Head coach Ed Orgeron was awarded several national Coach of the Year honors. Some college football players are starting to speak up on the outlooks of a season as the current climate looks. Register today for free or log in to access this premium article. They are led by fourth year head coach Ed Orgeron. Could be last chance to see Edwards-Helaire in bellcow role with Chiefs, Smith's start to 2020 season among the best in the country, LSU’s matchup with Florida officially moved to Dec. 12, Tigers have extra few days to get healthy, focus on themselves before heart of SEC season, Most conference games this weekend affected by spike in COVID cases, Conference cracking down on guidelines as cases start to spike league wide, Third generation Manning has the makings of potential superstar at collegiate level, Trendon Watford, Cameron Thomas lead balance of returning vets and exciting new talent, Potential of newfound funds an opportunity LSU should be sprinting towards as Saints look to add fans at home games, Tigers need to get back to fundamentals with few extra days to focus on themselves. Morehouse College to completely cancel sports in the fall. Freshman quarterback Garrett Shader went 17-28 for 238 yards and a touchdown, but LSU pulled ahead and never looked back last October in Starkville. LSU Tigers announced its 2020 football schedule on August 7, 2019. In Louisiana alone, 2,083 cases were reported on July 1 while in Florida, 6,563 cases were reported. Mississippi State - Oct. 24 - Baton Rouge, LA. If that wasn't bad enough, Tuscaloosa city councilor Sonya McKinstry said the students have been holding "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other. He was accompanied on offense by 1,400-yard running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and two 1,500-yard receivers Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson, the former winning the Biletnikoff Award as the best wide receiver in the country. The fate of college football in 2020 will be decided in the coming weeks but there’s no question it looks a little bleaker now then it did two weeks ago. Check back tomorrow as we finish off the regular season (games 10-12), culminating in a brutal road slate at Auburn on Nov. 21 and at Texas A&M on Nov. 28. While Wednesday's news certainly wasn't encouraging, it also alludes to an underlying factor that could provide a further wrinkle into college football starting on time, what happens when students return for class? "I don't know. You want to do those things but in the back of your head you're like, 'Dang, I don't know. The Razorbacks, in desperate need of stability, may have found their starting quarterback in former Florida QB Feleipe Franks in late-January, who announced his commitment to the Hogs after entering the NCAA transfer portal. One of the contingency plans being thrown around is pushing the start of the college season to the spring. You have to think about, ‘What will you know in January that will be different?’ It’s been difficult to predict," Sankey said. It’s a tall ask. While the goal, at the moment, is to still have the season kick off Labor Day weekend, other plans are being prepared. , Louisiana State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season, 2020 Southeastern Conference football standings, 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings, "Preseason SEC media poll, All-SEC Team announced", "SEC moves to conference-only 2020 schedule, pushes back start of season", "Sources: SEC Adopts Conference-Only Schedule With Sept. 26 Start", "SEC's New Schedule: Winners, Losers and... Mizzou", Martin J. Broussard Center for Athletic Training, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_LSU_Tigers_football_team&oldid=984106380, 2020 Southeastern Conference football season, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Pages using CFB schedule with named parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Offensive line coach/running game coordinator, Wide receivers coach/assistant head coach, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 06:31. Could be last chance to see Edwards-Helaire in bellcow role with Chiefs, Smith's start to 2020 season among the best in the country, LSU’s matchup with Florida officially moved to Dec. 12, Tigers have extra few days to get healthy, focus on themselves before heart of SEC season, Most conference games this weekend affected by spike in COVID cases, Conference cracking down on guidelines as cases start to spike league wide, Third generation Manning has the makings of potential superstar at collegiate level, Trendon Watford, Cameron Thomas lead balance of returning vets and exciting new talent, Potential of newfound funds an opportunity LSU should be sprinting towards as Saints look to add fans at home games, Tigers need to get back to fundamentals with few extra days to focus on themselves. Just two weeks ago, Tigerland, a local chain of bars located just down the road from Tiger Stadium, had an outbreak of over 100 positive coronavirus tests. "We have to be careful in our decision making. The 2020 schedule consists of 7 home, 4 away, and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. Football; Predicting LSU Football's 2020 Season (Games 7-9): Tigers Swim Through the Eye of Their SEC Schedule. With the return of Najee Harris, Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle, the Crimson Tide are in prime position to regain superiority in the SEC. The last time Mississippi State won in Tiger Stadium was Sept. 21, 2014. LSU began the year ranked sixth in the preseason AP Poll, and were projected to finish in second in the SEC West behind Alabama. After a historic battle in 2019 that broke a painful eight-game losing streak for LSU, Alabama enters Death Valley with revenge squarely on its mind. Harrison Valentine. Among those at the senate hearing was SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, who told Dellenger that it's unsettling to see how much the virus has impacted various football programs across the country. Register today for free or log in to access this premium article. These athletes will be walking to class, on campus and among their peers each and every week. LSU's record-setting offense was led by senior quarterback Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy by the largest margin in the history of the award, and broke several NCAA FBS records, including most touchdown passes (60), and highest passer rating (202.0). The question of college football returning that once seemed murky looked as though it was on the precipice of being answered.