The LSU Tigers are the reigning national champions after a perfect 15-0 season in 2019. However, not many are picking Ed Orgeron’s crew to even make it back to the College Football Playoff.

Many aren’t even picking the Tigers to win the SEC West, as Alabama looks like a strong team heading into 2020.

On SEC Network’s “SEC Nation” on Saturday morning, analyst Tim Tebow explained that the Tigers simply lost too much talent from last season to compete for an SEC title (via 247Sports):

“It is just so hard to lose that much talent and still win the SEC,” Tebow said. “They’ll be competitive in the SEC. They’re always competitive because they have so much talent. But you know really what talent means is you haven’t done it yet. They have a lot of guys with talent and 4 and 5 stars by their name that haven’t done it yet. They need to have some guys step up and, not only be good, be great. That’s what it takes to win the SEC.

“You lost your top 2 receivers, your quarterback who had the best season in college football history, a game-changing running back, your best pass rusher, 2 inside linebackers. What they lost wasn’t just ‘some really good players.’ It was pivotal positions and program-changing type players. I think they’ll be good, but they won’t be able to compete to win the SEC.”

As Tebow mentioned, there is still plenty of talent on LSU’s roster. Can the Tigers put it all together and surprise people?

We’ll find out starting next Saturday, when LSU plays Mississippi State to get the 2020 campaign going.