LSU, a consensus 29.5-point home underdog to Alabama, is the biggest underdog for a defending national champion in the past 40 college football seasons.
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Last year, LSU vs. Alabama was a marquee game. Earlier this season, Virginia Tech vs. Clemson could have been. But not anymore, as this season saw big-time programs struggle.
- Orgeron on LSU : 'We will be champions again'
- WR Marshall latest from LSU to cut season short
- Alabama-LSU football game moved to Dec. 5
- LSU eyes completion of internal review by Feb.
The CFB Pod: Negandhi and Pollack discuss playoff scenarios and their Week 14 picks; Andrea Adelson on the ACC's schedule change; and Ivan Maisel on the lack of diversity among head coaches
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing College Football Playoff scenarios, who has the edge between Alabama and Notre Dame, College GameDay showcasing Coastal Carolina-Liberty, Jaret Patterson, and their Week 14 picks. Then, Andrea Adelson hops on to talk about the ACC’s schedule change, the possibility of Clemson and Notre Dame both making the playoff, and watching Sarah Fuller’s debut with her daughters (36:00). Later, Ivan Maisel drops by to talk about a very different Alabama-LSU matchup and the lack of diversity among head coaches (52:27).
As LSU gets set to host No. 1 Alabama this week, coach Ed Orgeron remains upbeat on the future of his program that slipped to 3-4 after a frustrating 20-7 loss to Texas A&M last week.
LSU's Terrace Marshall Jr., listed as the No. 4 draft-eligible wide receiver by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., is opting out of the remainder of the season, he announced on Instagram.
No. 1 Alabama will travel to LSU on Dec. 5 to make up their postponed game as long as this weekend's slate of games goes off as planned.
LSU has begun meeting with experts from a law firm investigating the university's handling of reported sexual and domestic assault cases, with school officials saying they expect the findings to be completed in February.
In a very 2020 weekend in college football, Indiana nearly upset Ohio State, Cincinnati proved it belongs in the playoff discussion and Coastal Carolina stayed undefeated.