Sound Off: LSU renews last season’s hostilities with Auburn

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU is coming off a pivotal win, but momentum can change quickly in the SEC.

In this week’s edition of “Sound Off,” SEC Country beat writers Alex Hickey and Nick Suss break down the three biggest storylines of the week following LSU’s win over Florida and leading into its home contest versus No. 10 Auburn. First, we discuss the revolving door on the offensive line and why two true freshmen may have to start at the tackle spots. By contrast, the defense is as deep as it’s been all season.

Finally, we wrap up with a recap of the 2016 LSU-Auburn game and why the stakes are so much different this year.

Below are time stamps for specific topics that we discuss:

  • 0:20: Starting offensive tackles K.J. Malone and Toby Weathersby haven’t practiced this week, and both are questionable for Saturday’s game. Saahdiq Charles and Austin Deculus are their most likely replacements. What will the offensive line look like if this is the case on game day?
  • 4:40: Senior defensive end Frank Herron will be active for the first time this season Saturday, creating the deepest rotation on the defensive line all year. How much will Herron be used, and where is his value?
  • 8:00: Auburn, riding high after three blowout SEC wins, is the toughest opponent LSU has faced this year. Last year’s LSU-Auburn game ended with a potential winning touchdown being overturned by replay review and Les Miles losing his job. The stakes are once again high for both teams.

Check back with  SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about  LSU football, including videos every Wednesday from Nick and Alex breaking down the biggest Tigers stories.

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