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LSU Is Losing The Majority Of Their Offense And More Than Half Their Defense

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One tweet shows just how much talent is leaving the LSU football team due to graduation and the NFL draft.

According to a tweet from Zach Barnett, 80% of the offensive line is gone, 94% of the passing yards (Joe Burrow) will need to be replaced, seven defensive starters are gone, 71% of the rushing attack has left and 49% of the receivers have bounced. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

To put it bluntly, the whole team needs to be rebuilt.

Those numbers really jump off of the page. LSU has some massive chunks to replace. Obviously, losing Joe Burrow is the biggest one.

 

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Burrow dominated the college football world this past season, and won the Heisman before it was all said and done.

He was the best quarterback in America last season, and now Coach O and the Tigers have to find a way to replace that talent.

 

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On top of that, several of the weapons around Burrow are also gone. That means the next guy to get under center will almost certainly have an adjustment period.

Luckily for the Tigers, Ed Orgeron is one of the best coaches in the business. If there’s anybody who can make sure LSU doesn’t miss a beat, it’s Coach O.

 

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We’ll see what LSU does with all their new pieces on the board, but I expect them to be very competitive in 2020.