The last three weeks have been pretty rough for No. 15 LSU. Three straight losses and a myriad of rumors concerning their head coach’s job security, would make it difficult for any team to maintain focus but that’s precisely what the Tigers (7-3, 4-3 SEC) are trying to do, according to ESPN’s David Ching.
LSU has just 15 seniors on its roster, one of which is linebacker Lamar Louis, who said maintaining focus will be an emphasis this week, as the Tigers prepare to play Texas A&M Saturday.
“With a young team, it’s probably most definitely a concern,” Louis said Monday afternoon. “I was just reading before I came here and I didn’t know we had so little seniors that were actually starters on the team this year. I didn’t even realize that. But yeah, the team is real young. I’m pretty sure that’s going to be one of the emphasis in [Monday’s team] meeting is just staying focused.”
It’s not only the seniors who are preaching focus, amid all the distractions this week. Redshirt freshman guard Will Clapp said while it’s not going to be easy, players need to ignore the rumors and attempt to finish the season strong.
“It’s tough to hear all of that stuff, but we’ve got to ignore all of it and just get back to work this week,” Clapp said. “We’ve still got a good Texas A&M team to play and I want to send our seniors off with a victory in their last home game.”
LSU and Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3 SEC) will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. EST on SEC Network Saturday.