LSU suffered a difficult loss Saturday night in Tiger Stadium against Auburn, and it did not help Ed Orgeron’s standing with the LSU faithful.

Given the Tigers’ upcoming schedule, Orgeron needs a huge turnaround to be able to right the ship, and get things back on track. That was the view of ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum, who spoke on the ESPN College Football Podcast.

Add upstart Kentucky to the normal gauntlet of the SEC West and the Tigers have a tall task down the stretch.

“This puts Ed Orgeron right in the middle of the conversation,” Finebaum said. “Ed has been living week to week since we sat here five weeks ago after UCLA. He escaped Mississippi State, but he’s got serious problems, Matt. He picked a really bad time to lose a game you should have won because now he has to get on a plane Friday and go to Lexington, which is a surprising team. And if you think it gets easier after that, it doesn’t. He has Florida after that, he still has Alabama and Arkansas and Ole Miss. I won’t even mention Texas A&M because that game is probably not going to matter. He’s got a realistic chance of having a disastrous season and in Baton Rouge, that usually spells one thing.”

H/T 247Sports.