LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he needs to recruit better after Alabama loss

It seems like LSU coach Ed Orgeron threw his players under the bus.

Following No. 3 LSU’s 29-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama, Orgeron said recruiting was partly to blame for the Tigers’ second loss of the season.

“I told the guys the table was set, the fans were great, the energy all day,” Orgeron said, via USA Today. “There was want-to … but hey we got beat at the line of scrimmage. I gotta recruit better defensive linemen. Gotta recruit better offensive linemen. Same old thing. Gotta beat Alabama at the line of scrimmage.”

Orgeron’s comments add insult to injury after LSU’s eighth consecutive loss to the Crimson Tide. He said it was not the playcalling that led to the Tigers’ demise, but the fact that they just couldn’t keep up with Alabama.

“When you max protect you’re doing everything you can in protection and they’re beating you you have to look at personnel,” Orgeron said.

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The Tide outplayed LSU 576-196 on total offense and surrendered five sacks, which ties the Tigers in their loss to Florida.

Interestingly, LSU’s defense had more top-ranked recruits than Alabama’s. Rashard Lawrence, Ed Alexander and Breiden Fehoko were all in the top 10 of their respective recruiting classes, compared to just one player on Alabama’s defensive line (Isaiah Buggs).

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