Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt has a comparison for this year’s LSU team, and it’s not one that has the Tigers ending the season with a national championship.

During an appearance on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday, Klatt voiced some concerns he has about LSU, primarily with its defense. And because of that, he compared the Tigers to a recent team that was strong but didn’t win a national title.

“They’re trying to do exactly what Oklahoma has done the last two years. This is the Baker Mayfield version of Oklahoma. That’s what LSU is right now,” Klatt said on the show. “I’m not saying that they can’t win the national championship. I’m just saying that putting them at No. 1 just because, I think, is nonsense, in particular, when you look at the balance and dominance of Ohio State and Clemson.

As Klatt pointed out, not many teams with struggling defenses have gone on to win the national title. Since 1998, Klatt stated that only one team that didn’t have a top-25 defense won the championship — the 2009 Auburn team. He shared that LSU’s defense is currently ranked 53rd.

“It is a major problem, and it’s been a problem throughout history by the way,” Klatt said of the Tigers’ defense.

Although Klatt doesn’t agree, LSU is currently ranked No. 1 in the CFP rankings. The Tigers will look to maintain that spot when they host Arkansas on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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