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I know, easy to say now that they got shut out right? I was one of those people that knew all along LSU was never deserving of the No. 1 ranking, regardless of how they played in the season.
Critics can talk about how the Tigers beat Alabama at Tuscaloosa back on November 5. I can tell them how LSU won in overtime, how the Tide missed four field goals and how LSU could not get their offense going.
LSU's struggling offense was a sign that they were not deserving of the No. 1 ranking. LSU was only challenged by a good defense twice in the season by the Tide and Bulldogs, the latter running out of energy in the second half where LSU capitalized.
Their lack of offense was finally revealed to the nation in the Championship game, when Jordan Jefferson was lost the whole time.
I believe if Jarrett Lee played the remainder of the season, LSU would have been deserving and have a better chance to win than Jefferson. Jefferson and the ground game was not established, why not take a chance and put in Lee?
LSU has a top defense, but that is not enough to make up for their offense.