LSU was ready for the bye week. According to the AP, “The off week is coming at a good time,” senior left tackle Joseph Barksdale said. “Every break comes at a good time for your body. I need the off week first to get the loss out of my head. — I hate losing. The whole week has been bad for me because I hate losing.”
But LSU needs to do more than rest. It needs better quarterback play to defeat Alabama. And the team knows it.
“Neither quarterback has stepped up and taken a leadership role with his performance,” Ridley, who is LSU’s leading rusher, said of Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee. “Both are playing hard. It’s hard to be perfect. It’s frustrating, but what can you do.” (read more about the state of LSU in the story below)