Washington - good apples, bad football.
LSU's opening-game opponent Saturday is coming off an 0-12 season, the worst in school history. The Huskies also have a new coach - Steve Sarkisian, formerly Southern California’s offensive coordinator.
You say lopsided, right?
Not so fast.
LSU was 8-5 last season, including 3-5 in SEC games. That's bad among Tiger faithful, so there's concern. Also, LSU is traveling the 2,500 or so miles to Seattle....more distractions.
Plus, the Tigers have a quarterback (Jordan Jefferson) who didn't play much last season.
The defense wasn't a strong point last season.
I got worries....but I'll stay up late Saturday (10:30 p.m. start), and hopefully ring in the new season in a sweet way.
LSU 43, Washington 7
-- Cliff Mehrtens