Remember when LSU coach Ed Orgeron said this offseason that LSU was better on defense now than it was at any point during its magical 2019 title run?

Well, let’s just say those quotes aren’t aging well as new defensive coordinator Bo Pelini’s defense struggles against Mizzou.

The game was tied 24-24 at halftime, and now the score is 38-31 in the third quarter with LSU leading.

It’s clear LSU fans were expecting better from their defense. The honeymoon seems to be over for Pelini in his second stint in Baton Rouge.

Here’s a bit of the reaction from Twitter from angry fans and confused media members:

https://twitter.com/ChrisArdoin/status/1314995749978079240

https://twitter.com/lowell_cormier/status/1314995065677381637

Will the defense make some key plays down the stretch? Pelini better hope so or fans are going to get on him a lot this week.

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