LSU football capped off a perfect season with a national championship. Here’s the Tigers’ final report card from a flawless 2019 season.
If the classic EA Sports title NCAA Football existed and this team was part of the game for the 2020 season, the national champion LSU Tigers team score would be 99. They might even throw out a 100 for their offense.
Their performance this season is one for the ages. We will look back at this team’s performance five years from now with awe because this might never be duplicated even with the rules favoring offense.
Their championship season was a perfect convergence of coaching hires, transfers, and player development like we’ve never seen. There was little doubt Joe Burrow would improve with the hiring of passing game coordinator Joe Brady, but who saw this coming? A simple look back at his box score shows exactly how many bad games he had this season. In case you just don’t want to look, the answer is none. Joe did not have a single game where he was a bit off or missed throws.
It took the defense some time to catch up, but when they acclimated themselves to playing with an offense that scores the way LSU could score, they turned the corner.
Not only did they acclimate themselves to playing in concert with an explosive offense, but the Tigers also got healthy. Guys like Grant Delpit, K’Lavon Chaisson and Leroy Divinity Jr. all dealt with injuries this season. They were healthy by the stretch run of the season and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda had his full complement of defenders by the National Championship Game and it showed.
Congrats to the Tigers on a season for the record books. Here’s a position by position report card for the 2019 national champions.