With the first game less than 50 days away its time for predictions. I'm saying that the first play of the season for LSU will be Terrence Magee off left tackle. Leonard Fournette might be the real deal but Magee will start the opener at least. No way Miles is going to throw the ball before he has to with virtually no experience at quarterback. I put the over and under on LSU passes at 20 and I'm taking the under. The Wisconsin game will be close through three quarters before the Tigers wear them down to pull away for a 31-17 win. After glorified practices against Sam Houston State and ULM they should be able to keep the improved Moo U as their bitch with another W. Another "working bye" week with New Mexico State LSU is brimming with confidence as they visit an Auburn team that some in the media are predicting to return to Atlanta and the new playoffs. I don't see them as good as that but they are a good team. LSU wins a hard fought victory in a surprisingly defensive struggle considering Gus Malzahn's fast break offense. Historically LSU doesn't play all that well after a big emotional game. Florida catches the Tigers at the Swamp at the best time for the Gators. Last year's 4-8 record was an anomaly. Will Muschamp is coaching for his job this year. LSU falls behind early and unless LF turns out to be the second coming of Herschel Walker they won't be able to catch up before the final gun. After wins in Tiger Stadium against Kentucky and the revenge game vs Ole Miss and a week off, its Bama week. The Tide could be ranked as high as #1. LSU will be in the top 10 and much higher if they can get by Florida. Yet another Game of the Century! Mano a Mano! Ali vs Frazier! The game goes down to the wire but this time Tigers send Nick back to a not so Sweet Home Alabama with Nicky wondering what went wrong with "the process." R Kansas always plays LSU tough no matter how bad their record. LSU never plays particular well after the Bama game. With no intervening bye week or rent-a-win they stink up Fayetteville and come home with their tails between their legs and no shot at the SEC West or the Playoffs. With Johnny Football gone and with the same no defense as last year I just don't see A&M as being all that good. Kevin Sumlin is a very good coach but the Tigers put the Razorback loss behind them and cram Thanksgiving Turkey down the Aggie throats. No way to really know which bowl they get but I have a feeling it will be the Cotton Bowl against Baylor unless they somehow get into the Sugar with Bama and maybe South Carolina in the playoffs. Chavis will find a way to stifle the Baylor point a minute offense and the Tigers finish at 11-2. Disappointing for what might have been but encouraging for 2015 with all the young talent having a year under their belt. LSU goes 15-0 and brings home the as yet unamed ugly trophy in 2015.