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Previewing LSU’s 2018 Schedule

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We have spent enough time the SEC East, so now it is time to shift back to the West to take a look at LSU’s 2018 schedule. As soon as this schedule is looked up, we will have reached the halfway point until all the previews are finished in time for kickoff. Even entering his second full season as head coach, some speculate that Ed Orgeron is already in the hot seat. We shall see as we take a look at who all LSU has to face in order to get back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

LSU travels to Arlington to take on Miami (FL) and former Georgia head coach Mark Richt. It will be the 13th meeting overall and the first since 2005, with LSU winning that game. It will be the first time that Richt has faced an SEC team since being fired from Georgia. They will return home for the season opener against Southeastern Louisiana out of the Southland Conference (FCS). They will hit the road again to open up conference play against Auburn. Both have split the last four games.

They head home for two of the next three games, hosting Louisiana Tech out of Conference USA and his former team Ole Miss, whom he had coached for three seasons and is one of LSU’s rivals. Even as interim head coach, Orgeron has beaten them in both meetings. Another test is heading to Gainesville to face archrival Florida and new head coach Dan Mullen. While coaching at LSU, both Mullen and Orgeron split the first two while he was at Mississippi State, but now leading an archrival may add more fuel.

Five of the last six games are conference play, except for Rice. They could be huge into whether Orgeron might survive and make season three. Georgia and Alabama all come into town along with MSU and their new head man Joe Moorhead, which will be the biggest test yet. they end the final two SEC games on the road to archrival Arkansas and Chad Morris and Texas A&M against Jimbo Fisher to close out the 2018 campaign.

You wouldn’t think that Coach O would be in the hot seat in season two, but now that the schedule has been scanned thoroughly, it has to be possible. Georgia and Alabama are coming off CFB Playoff appearances while at the same time face all four teams who have hired head coaches. Facing the Hurricanes on a neutral site doesn’t help much after coming off an ACC Championship appearance.

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