UCLA defeated LSU at the Rose Bowl 38-27 this past Saturday night. In doing so, the Bruins established themselves as a program to watch and cast some serious doubt on the Tigers’ potential to do well in 2021-22.
One of the more standout moments from this weekend’s big outing was LSU head coach, Ed Orgeron, talking trash to a UCLA fan over his ‘sissy blue’ shirt.
“In your sissy blue shirt”
Coach O with an absolute BOOM roasted. pic.twitter.com/uaC8ED3jUC
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 4, 2021
After their win, the Bruins decided to talk a little trash regarding the incident on social media.
Geaux Bruins. pic.twitter.com/xDZNpNN0Dc
— UCLA Football Recruiting (@UCLAFBRecruit) September 5, 2021
Jokes aside, this weekend’s showdown said far more about LSU than it did about UCLA. Are the Bruins actually good, finally, under head coach Chip Kelly? That remains to be seen. But what’s definitely clear is that the Tigers are in trouble.
ESPN college football insider Paul Finebaum said this much during a recent appearance on the “College Football Live” podcast.
“UCLA has got some real potential, but I’m worried about LSU. … They’ve got problems across the board, especially with these new coordinators, who looked clueless,” he said.
“Nothing gets more overhyped than the LSU defense. Their run defense got gashed. I didn’t expect that to happen. Stingley looked pedestrian at times. I think because of Nick Saban we think you can switch coordinators and not have a drop off. It affected him a couple years ago.
Brittany Matthews responds to the idea that she does nothing all day. https://t.co/bq6ZPXT2Zo
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 6, 2021
“Just think about LSU for a second. If you rank the tough games on LSU’s schedule, UCLA was nowhere near the top. They have to go to Alabama. They have Florida, which we don’t know much about yet. Naturally, they have an Auburn team that gutted them last year. They’ve got Texas A&M on the road. Who knows?”
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