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Bobby Hebert - an LSU bowl win will prove Tigers headed in right direction

Kristian Garic
December 02, 2018 - 2:43 pm

The 9 and 3 LSU Tigers are headed to Glendale, Arizona to battle UFC in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.  The Tigers will face the Knights at the university of Phoenix stadium.

Coach Ed Orgeron and the Tigers surpassed many expectations beating three top 10 opponents; losing to Florida, top ranked Alabama and the season finale against Texas A&M.  The loss to the Aggies probably knocked the Tigers out of the New Years six bowl consideration.  

None the less, a nine win season for LSU and Fiesta Bowl birth is a significant accomplishment for a team that was projected to win seven games. “Without a doubt this is a great feather in their cap, to have an opportunity to win ten games in the bowl game.   Coach O and the coaching staff did a great job with some signature wins this season,” said the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert.  

The biggest win on the Tigers resume was beating Georgia 36-16 in October. LSU was ranked as high as No. 5 during the 2018 season after originally starting out ranked No 23. 

“The program is headed in the right direction after this season, said Hebert. “LSU must win the bowl game in order to prove that. If you look at the recruiting class and the young talent already on this roster.  The Tigers are getting back to being a dominant program under Coach O.”

The Tigers have a top five recruiting class in 2019.  LSU is facing an opportunity to prove the optimistic right and the doubters wrong with a 10th win.  That would be a huge accomplishment considering the low expectations when the season started.

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