Travis Reier Evaluates Alabama’s Toughest November Opponents [Audio]
As the Alabama Crimson Tide enjoys a week off from competition, fans already have their eyes on the November schedule which includes a final road trip to LSU and the regular season finale against Auburn.
BamaOnline.com senior analyst and host of Southern Fried Sports Travis Reier opened the Thursday edition of Southern Fried Sports by outlining which games could be the toughest for Alabama in the month of November.
After a tumultuous start to the season that resulted in the departure of Les Miles, interim head coach Ed Orgeron has a 3-0 record since taking over for Miles in September. Despite Orgeron’s success, Reier wondered about what observers actually know about LSU under Orgeron.
“What do we really know about LSU especially under Ed Orgeron? Do we know anything different about LSU that we didn’t already know other than they finally removed the dark cloud, the thunder cloud that was hanging over the program when they got rid of Les Miles after the Auburn game?” Reier asked.
The Southern Fried Sports host further questioned whether LSU’s fortunes could have been better if Miles had been let go before the 2016 season.
“When I look at this LSU team, I think about what they could have been had the LSU administration taken care of business like it should’ve in the off-season. This is a two-loss LSU team, and it shouldn’t be a two-loss LSU team. If things were handled correctly, this would very likely be an undefeated LSU team.” Reier stated.
Reier analyzed LSU’s success against Missouri, Southern Miss and Ole Miss as well as the ability of LSU quarterback Danny Etling to carry the offense against the best defenses in the SEC.
The Southern Fried Sports host later turned his attention to the Auburn Tigers. Auburn travels to Ole Miss with a 5-2 overall record including a 3-1 mark in the SEC.
Reier looked at Auburn’s strengths running the football on offense and rushing the passer while also examining a big deficiency in the secondary and a favorable schedule over the next month.
Catch Southern Fried Sports with Travis Reier every weekday from 11-Noon on Tide 102.9/100.9 and the radioPup app.