Louisiana State University Football: Hiring Changes Makes LSU a Contender
- Updated: March 1, 2014
The Louisiana State University football team is always considered one of the best in the country. In fact, if not for sharing the same conference and division with the Alabama Crimson Tide, it could be argued that they would have had more championship trophies by now.
The LSU tigers are led by Les Miles, one of the best coaches in college football today. When a team has a great coach it will elevate them to a different level in the college football world. Many handicappers look at coaching when formulating how good a team will be in the upcoming years. The one thing they overlook is just how good the rest of the coaches are.
LSU is deep and talented on their coaching staff and they look to get better with a new hire. LSU recently hired Bradley Dale Peveto as their special teams coach and because of this they will have a better chance of winning a national championship this season. He was the special teams coordinator and a defensive assistant on LSU’s 2007-08 national championship team. He brings some very valuable experience and a familiarity with the system that cannot be ignored when handicapping this team.
LSU rabids fan bases say they are pleased to have Peveto back, both for his knowledge of special teams and for his experience as a recruiter. Coach Miles says Peveto’s ties to Texas and Georgia will help LSU with recruiting in those states. That is something that will not only make the Tigers good now, but good for the rest of the season. Peveto is excited to come back to the Bayou and he knows exactly what it takes to bring back the pride and skill set back to the Tigers. A special teams coach is often overlooked when it comes to college football handicapping, but this is exactly the kind of research that needs to be done when betting on college football futures or on teams during the early part of the season.
The current odds on the LSU Tigers to win the National Championship are currently (+800) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks. This seems like a value for plenty of college football bettors who looking to bet on the future champions of the college football world. College football handicappers should not only take notes of the coaching staff but they should give an edge to teams who bring back coaches that are familiar with the system, the current head coach and the fan base. This is exactly what the LSU Tigers have done and because of this they will be a dangerous team to watch this season.