LSU had a humbling 48-11 loss to Auburn on Saturday, and many fans criticized the play of the defense, most notably coordinator Bo Pelini.

But coach Ed Orgeron said LSU has to go through a season before evaluating the coaching staff and any possible changes. Auburn put up 506 total yards, including 300 passing yards as it averaged 7.2 yards per play.

“We evaluate everything, I’m always evaluating, but you’ve got to go through a season,” Orgeron said, via “Give everybody a chance and look at what we’re doing, and at the end of the season we’ll evaluate everything.”

The start of the game went pretty well for the defense.

“I thought we were playing with our cleats in the grass, Bo had a good plan, our guys were tackling,” Orgeron said. “We’re keeping the ball in front of us, we were eliminating some explosive plays. We had a couple busts on the speed sweep, but overall I thought our tackling was pretty good in the first half.”

The start of the second half was also a stumble.

“We’ve got to come out stronger, we’ve got to come out stronger and we’ve got to play for 60 minutes, and we always talk about coming out stronger in the second half and we didn’t,” Orgeron said. “We got out-physicaled up front.”