For most teams, a 10-3 record would be an outstanding season. But the LSU Tigers are not most teams. Les Miles and his squad hope to “bounce back” from last season’s three-loss campaign during 2013.
However, the Tigers face a difficult schedule this season, so improving on last year’s mark will be a difficult task.
LSU opens the season in Arlington, Texas, facing the TCU Horned Frogs at Cowboys Stadium. Home games against UAB and Kent State follow that matchup.
From there, LSU faces a stretch of six games that will determine the season. Four of the six games are on the road, which will make the task much more difficult.
LSU’s only breather in the six-game stretch comes on October 26 when the Tigers host Furman. LSU then gets a week off to prepare for a November 9 game in Tuscaloosa against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
If LSU is to improve its record this season, they will need to be improved on offense. New offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will be the man in charge of improving that unit. Cameron is known for working wonders with quarterbacks, which should benefit second-year starter Zach Mettenberger. Last season, Mettenberger passes for 2,609 yards, with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Those numbers must improve if LSU is to make forward strides in 2013.