LSU tackle football can not come soon enough for Tigers fans. The season opener for Les Miles' squad against Wisconsin will be one of college football's most heavily anticipated opening week games.
The Badgers may not be a conference opponent, but BCS implications will certainly be on the line. No matter the outcome, it will help make Tigers battle-tested for SEC slate.
LSU has not been to the SEC Championship Game since 2011. Miles knows the road back to Atlanta will be arduous but achievable.
Here are five things that could keep the Tigers from hoisting the conference championship trophy in the Georgia Dome.
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