BATON ROUGE — LSU football returned to practice Wednesday and it is business as usual. Ed Orgeron even called it Monday.
That is how the Tigers are handling this week, keeping on schedule with a 'business as usual' mentality.
Players spent the last few days off as coaches game planned. Coach Orgeron and his staff trying to find the right mix to end Clemson's 29-game win streak.
The last time Clemson lost was in the 2017 Sugar Bowl. Since then they've obliterated their opponents and won a national title.
Orgeron praised Clemson coach Dabo Swinney Wednesday for what Clemson has accomplished.
"His players play well. They play with character. They play with discipline," he said. "I think he has some excellent coaches. You watch their guys, they're fundamentally sound, technique, in the right spots on defense, they play hard. They've got the right plays on offense, they have a great quarterback, great play caller with offensive scheme. Great challenge. They're 29-0, man. You don't get to 29-0 without doing a lot of things right. He's done it."
Despite being a 6.5 point betting favorite, and being a nearly 70-percent consensus pick, upending Clemson is no easy task. Ask the tide. Last season the Uptown Tigers were a 6-point underdog when they slammed Alabama 44-16.
LSU will have some extra support Monday night. Michael Divinity is returning to the team and will play, and Wednesday Terrace Marshall and Damien Lewis returned to practice with expectations that both will be ready Monday in New Orleans.