SEC Network analyst Marcus Spears, a former LSU and NFL standout, gave some harsh criticism for his alma matter during an episode of his show “Thinking Out Loud” this week.
“LSU fans, as an LSU alumnus, we aren’t who we think we are,” Spears said. “We’ve become a mediocre football team, and a middle-of-the-pack, very average college football program. We have to stop believing that we are one of those teams that at the end of the year is going to be standing tall.”
LSU suffered a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State last week, which gives the Tigers a 25-16 record in conference play over the past five seasons.
“That’s mediocre,” he said. “We’ve got to stop thinking of LSU as what we thought LSU was. A 61 percent winning percentage over the last five years? We’ve got to do better.
“We are no longer a championship team.”
Spears also noted that he believes LSU should have a “win now” mentality, rather than make excuses during Ed Orgeron’s first full season as head coach.