METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) -- We're not mad, we're just disappointed. After all the preseason hype LSU under-performed Saturday in Green Bay, falling to the Badgers 16-14.
We talked about an experienced offensive line all summer long, but they were beaten time and time again by Wisconsin's defensive line on Saturday. This team has the most amount of returning players since 2012, when LSU was ranked third in the country, however Wisconsin's rookie quarterback threw for more touchdowns than Brandon Harris.
Injury aside, Leonard Fournette didn't look like himself and never could get in a rhythm in the run game. He may have finished with 138 yards on the ground, but nearly a third of those yards came on two carries.
The passing game hasn't improved one bit from last season, which ultimately led to their demise against Alabama in the Tigers' first loss of 2015. If LSU wants a championship year the team needs to be able to pass the ball and not just run it. This was the year the offense was supposed to be different, but Harris completed just 12 of 21 passes, and threw more interceptions than touchdowns.
It's the first week of September and Coach Les Miles is already in the hot seat, with a Go Fund Me account created to buy him out of his contract.
But don't lose hope Louisiana football fans: the Saints haven't lost a game in the regular season yet! They didn't exactly establish a competitive edge in the preseason, but with the new 53 man roster we can focus on our starters. Drew Brees is seeking a 4- year, $100 million contract. The regular season begins this Sunday, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 12 PM against the Raiders. WHO DAT!