LSU should be the one to win it all

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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Coach Orgeron and Joe Burrow better go win this year’s CFP National Championship.

I have found the LSU Tigers a very easy team to root for this season. There hasn’t been any major controversy surrounding the program like so many other teams enjoying historic seasons have had in the past. The offense is an absolute blast to watch. Orgeron is one of the funniest, most interesting personalities in the sport.

Perhaps what I like most, though, is the quarterback. Joe Burrow has kept his head down and worked, worked, worked. His time at Ohio State didn’t work out in his favor. After transferring to LSU and enduring an up-and-down season in 2018, he has exploded in popularity, and deservedly so. It is clear Burrow has honed his craft. He has remained humble and thankful throughout LSU’s impressive 13-0 record thus far. I just can’t root against him, no matter how hard I try.

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When he won the Heisman Trophy in a landslide last Saturday night, his emotional speech really told the world what this season has meant to him. Transferring to LSU changed the course of his life and his career. He was thankful for Coach O believing in him and his family. Thankful a chance was taken on him in an entirely new program. And although he didn’t say it, I’m sure he is thankful that the offense quickly morphed into the high-power passing attack it is now, taking advantage of Burrow’s skillsets. Now he is forecasted to be the No. 1 pick overall in the NFL draft, going to what will likely be the Cincinnati Bengals. Burrow has mentioned he wouldn’t mind that. He wants to be back in Ohio.

So go win it all, LSU. You have been the most impressive team to watch through these past four months, and I hope Burrow gets to hoist that CFP National Championship trophy in a flurry of purple and gold confetti.

It doesn’t hurt that the Tigers also whooped Georgia up and down the field at Mercedes-Benz. If anyone wins, I want it to be the team that beat the Dawgs. Please hold all South Carolina jokes to yourselves. Thank you.