LSU has its bye this week and then will turn its attention toward the final 4 games of the season.

The Tigers are 4-4 and have games remaining with Alabama, Arkansas, and Texas A&M, meaning it won’t be easy for LSU to get bowl eligible in Ed Orgeron’s final season.

If it’s going to happen, however, and Orgeron believes is team is fully capable of stringing some wins together to end the regular season, the embattled coach said the leadership that his team has gotten from linebacker Damone Clark and running back Ty Davis-Price will be critical.

“Very vital. Their leadership, obviously, their play,” said Orgeron during the SEC coaches teleconference Wdnesday whenaske about those 2 players. “Damone Clark’s play was some of the best linebacking play we’ve seen. We’ve had some great linebackers here. Ty Davis-Price, against Florida … We’re going to need those guys to do it again.”

Oreron was also asked Wednesday to discuss the demands that come with coaching in the SEC.

“I just take it as a challenge,” Orgeron said. “You’re going against great coaches, great players. Obviously the expectation to win is high, but you accept that when you take the job.”

LSU is back in action on November 6 at Alabama.