Fact or Fiction: LSU needs to move on from Ed Orgeron
In today’s Fact or Fiction, Mike Farrell looks at three big recent topics in college football and decides whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.
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1. LSU needs to move on from Ed Orgeron.
FARRELL'S TAKE: FICTION. Let’s get real. LSU struggled last season and have been off this year but the loss of talent from the 2019 national title team was epic and it’s a little too soon to say Ed Orgeron should be gone. Aside from Alabama, the SEC West is all over the map with teams like LSU, Texas A&M and others playing up and down football.
Orgeron should not be on the hot seat as he has more national titles than anyone not named Nick Saban or Dabo Swinney in the country and this is still a young team in many areas.
2. Oklahoma fans should be ashamed of booing Spencer Rattler and chanting for his backup.
FARRELL'S TAKE: FACT. After another close win over Kansas State this time, one thing has become clear to me: Oklahoma would not be undefeated without the ability of Spencer Rattler. With this horrible Sooners offensive line, Rattler's ability to move and go through progressions is key.
Yes, Caleb Williams would run more effectively but he certainly wouldn’t handle the constant pass rush. To boo your starting QB and chant for the backup despite being undefeated, as Oklahoma fans did last week against West Virginia, is simply bush league.
3. Cincinnati controls its own destiny to the college football playoff.
FARRELL'S TAKE: FICTION. The Bearcats are No. 5 in the nation and Iowa and Penn State play each other this weekend so one of them will likely fall behind Cincinnati if it continues to win. However, the Bearcats have no one left on the schedule with a pulse (SMU won’t be ranked when it plays Cincinnati) and we all know an undefeated Oklahoma or a one-loss SEC team will get the nod over a Group of Five team in the end.
I just think the committee will find a reason to keep the Bearcats out even if they go undefeated.