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LSU Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Tigers in 2022

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After missing last season, John Emery Jr. is back and he could be the explosive running threat the Tigers lacked last season

The LSU Tigers had another subpar football season last year.

LSU went 6-7, which led to a mutual separation between head coach Ed Orgeron and the program after the conclusion of the regular season. The school then swung big and connected, luring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame to take over in Baton Rouge.

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As always, LSU fans have high expectations despite the last two seasons. The previous three Tigers head coaches have all won national titles. What will help is the 2022 schedule sets up favorably.

LSU will play eight games in Louisiana, including the season opener in Caesars Superdome against Florida State. Despite Kelly's first season in Baton Rouge, fans will anticipate the Tigers having an excellent season.

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Can LSU live up to the fan's expectations in 2022? It's time to explore three reasons to be optimistic about the Tigers next season.

1. Jayden Daniels

The most exciting recent news came on Sunday when the school announced that Daniels, Arizona State's starter the past three seasons, is transferring to LSU.