Road Cats? A Look at the LSU Tigers’ 2009 Travel Games

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Road Cats? A Look at the LSU Tigers’ 2009 Travel Games

Most people do their best work in a familiar environment, like their home turf.

Heck, I don’t even like using public bathrooms—no magazines.

The same can be said for football teams, and dominance on the road is a vital key to achieving that 10-plus win season.

There is much anticipation down the bayou as the 2009 LSU football season draws near. LSU fans are still reveling in the College World Series victory that brought a sixth national title back to Baton Rouge—and a return to college baseball glory.

There are many questions surrounding the ’09 Football Tigers, but the main one is sure to be, “Will they bounce back from 2008?”

Last season was by all accounts a disappointing campaign, filled with weak defense and a quarterback who had significant trouble determining which receivers were on his team.

Perhaps that is why LSU announced a slight change to the '09 jersey that will include “LSU” on the front below the neckline.

The other question marks run the gamut. How will Jordan Jefferson perform? How will the coaches use the heralded recruit Russell Shepard? Will Reuben Randle see significant playing time?

Who will replace former kicker and all-time leading LSU scorer Colt David? And please God, let John Chavis toughen up that defense! (I know, that’s not a question. I get it!)

But one of the main things standing between the Tigers and Atlanta is something beyond their control—the road schedule.

LSU faces some tough tests in and out of conference, but the spacing of the away schedule should give the Tigers all the time they need to steal a few on the road.

Nevertheless, it’s time for some college football already—57 days and counting!

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