When it comes to what’s different between last year’s 13-1 LSU team and this year’s 5-0 (but less impressive the past two weeks) squad, cornerback Tharold Simon thinks he knows the problem:
“Last year, it was so much fun. We came together in the locker room, clowning around on the field — still being serious, but also having fun.
This year is totally different. We’re not clowning around in the locker room or talking outside of practice. We don’t get together like we did last year… That’s been a big problem for us. We just need people to step up. The whole team needs to step up and lead each other.”
Simon also told The Baton Rouge Advocate that outside pressures and the loss of Tyrann Mathieu have added to the team’s morale issues.
That’s probably not what you want to hear a player saying if you’re a Tiger fan preparing to watch tomorrow’s LSU-Florida Top 10 clash from the Swamp.