LAST SEASON 8-4, 5-3 (tie second in SEC West)
COACH Ed Orgeron (6-2 in second year at LSU; 22-29 in sixth year overall) RETURNING STARTERS (14): Offense 8, Defense 5, Specialty 1
KEY RETURNING PLAYERS WR D.J. Chark, QB Danny Etling, RB Derrius Guice, LB Arden Key, DE Christian LaCouture, LT K.J. Malone
SEC TITLE SCENARIO The Tigers must bring more offensive balance to their schemes and improve upon QB Danny Etling’s 59.5 percent completions, but most of all LSU has to find a way to defeat nemesis Alabama, which has won six in a row in the series.