The LSU game has been on the forefront of FSU football fans’ minds for the better part of the offseason, and we’ll continue to discuss it until the game takes place Sunday night in primetime.
The Noles enter the contest as slight betting underdogs, despite the game taking place in LSU’s home state. How do these teams match up?
Who likely wins the game? We discuss that and more in the interview below.
FSU football has been established in the FanSided network for a while with our coverage of the Noles. We’re lucky enough to have a FanSided site dedicated to covering LSU sports.
I was fortunate to discuss five questions with LSU expert Gabe Henderson from Death Valley Voice.
Check them out for all things LSU sports. The questions and answers are below:
Chop Chat: What’s the overall feeling from the LSU side of things after the Brian Kelly hire? How much have things changed under his leadership and what’s the overall vibe going into the season, beginning with the FSU game?
Death Valley Voice: LSU fans are really excited about the Brian Kelly hire. He’s been one of the best coaches in the country for the last decade and he provides some stability, which is needed in Baton Rouge after the way Ed Orgeron left the program. The Tigers have looked like a poorly coached, undisciplined football team over the last two seasons—it’s about time things change. This team has a lot of potential. If LSU can tighten up under Kelly, get back to basics and do the little things right, it can make some noise again in the SEC in just a couple of seasons. It’s an exciting time to be a Tigers fan. The Florida State game is exactly what fans desire: a chance to assess the team’s progress and an entertaining contest right out of the gate. We’re really looking forward to a good, competitive football game!
Chop Chat: I know Brian Kelly mentioned he wouldn’t name a QB publicly before the game, but who would you like to see as the starting QB and why? Also, that happens, how do you expect LSU to attack this FSU defense?
Death Valley Voice: I personally believe Jayden Daniels will be the starting quarterback, which would be the correct decision in the eyes of many. He’s got more experience than Garrett Nussmeier, he’s more versatile and he fits into offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock’s system more than Nussmeier. While we’ll likely see both throughout the early season, I think Daniels will be the surefire starter throughout most of the year. If Daniels is named the starter, I expect LSU to come out firing. I think the Tigers will try to get the ball into the hands of their explosive playmakers early—most of whom are receivers. Passing the ball will allow Denbrock to really spread the field, which plays into Daniels’ hands as an explosive individual.