Ross Dellenger Talks College Football

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Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger joins OTB to talk Tiger football, starting with Joe Brady’s potential to stay with the team.

“It’s kind of the same thing that happened with Dave Aranda,” Dellenger said. “LSU wasn’t going to allow him to leave… I do expect him to get a fairly massive raise. They know they’ve got to pay… (and) shift around titles a little bit.”

Joe Burrow’s last game in Death Valley was a poetic ending, Dellenger said.

“(It was a) fairytale type of ending,” Dellenger said. “It all kind of came together on that one night and felt like one of the most special nights that I’ve seen in Tiger Stadium.”

Dellenger recalled a game that made him feel the same way as Saturday night.

“I can remember being in Tiger Stadium for the 2001 stadium when LSU beat Auburn to go to the SEC Championship for the first time ever,” Dellenger said. “It was a special moment in that stadium for sure.”

When asked if he thought Ed Orgeron would go undefeated in the regular season, Dellenger had doubt.

“No, probably not,” Dellenger said. “It’s hard to believe in a lot of ways. You look at someone’s past… it’s hard to wrap your mind around that happening. He’s taken the CEO type of approach… he’s going to make big decisions.”

The College Football Playoff rankings shouldn’t change, Dellenger said.

“Because of that (Ohio State win), I don’t expect movement,” Dellenger said. “I think it changes next week… if Ohio State, especially its defense, looks poor, and LSU’s defense looks really strong in a blowout of Georgia.”

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