Could LSU reach CFP with loss? Ed Orgeron doesn't want to think about it
Even with a loss in the SEC Championship Game, LSU could still be included in the College Football Playoff.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron isn’t entertaining that possibility.
“I ain’t even thinking about that,” Orgeron said at his Monday press conference. “I don’t buy that. We’ve got to win. That’s not coming into play. Not even considering that.”
That’s because the Tigers’ coach is focused on leading his team to its first SEC championship since 2011. They’ll face Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday.
And with the game being closer to the Bulldogs’ campus, Orgeron said he’ll be preparing his team for a hostile environment.
“I know our fans are going to be there. But we will treat this as an away game,” Orgeron said, adding that LSU would add crowd noise at practices this week.
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While the Tigers have faced some tough opponents this season, this may be their greatest challenge yet. They own wins over Alabama, Auburn and Florida, but Georgia is 11-1 and also notched victories over the Tigers and Gators.
“It’ll be the best offensive line and defensive line we’ve seen all year,” Orgeron said.
LSU and Georgia will kick off on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on CBS.