After having their No. 1 rushing defense shredded by the Auburn Tigers with Cam Newton and company, the LSU Tigers were left to ponder their mistakes and lick their wounds during their bye week.
But even with the bye week, the Tigers will have precious little time to waste on pity or woulda, coulda, shoulda stuff. The Tigers will need to recover and refocus their attention on the next Alabama team coming into Baton Rouge: The Alabama Crimson Tide will come calling on Nov. 6.
Even though the score was closer than the statistics show that it should have been, the LSU Tigers made enough mistakes on both sides of the ball to necessitate going back to basics and concentrating on correcting their mistakes.
Sure, Auburn's Cam Newton, in particular, has made most defenses look bad when he gets past the line of scrimmage, and unfortunately, LSU was not able to contain Newton and they left him with too many options.
The only good news for LSU is they don't have to play this weekend, so they will have time to work on the errors that caused them so many problems against Auburn.
I still believe LSU has a very good and talented defense, and I think they will bounce back against Alabama, but the Tiger offense will need to step up and start making some plays if these LSU Tigers are to have a chance to defeat Alabama.
If LSU will take advantage of this time afforded them, they can recover and be ready for Alabama.
The following are areas that I feel LSU should spend time working on if they are to put themselves in the position to beat their former coach and his "Damn Strong Team."