Texas Football: 5 biggest storylines heading into the LSU game

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2. New look LSU offense

Both the LSU and Texas football offenses were on fire in Week 1. LSU has an offense shouldered by senior quarterback Joe Burrow, who completed around 85 percent of his passes for more than 250 yards and five scores. He did that with no interceptions, little to no mistakes, and with quicker reads than last season.

LSU got past the Georgia Southern Eagles in a 55-3 throttling at home in Baton Rouge. The game was over almost as quickly as it started. And with an already talented and experienced LSU defense flanking what looks to be an improved offense, it seems like the sky is the limit for head coach Ed Orgeron and his squad.

What sparked this change for LSU is the former Ohio State Buckeyes transfer quarterback Burrow and his progression over the past 15 months along with the addition of former New Orleans Saints offensive analyst Joe Brady to the coaching staff. A previously stalwart offense under Orgeron and Steve Ensminger looked much better against Georgia Southern in Week 1.

LSU had the tendency to spread the ball around and have more of a fast-paced attacking mindset than they’ve had under Orgeron and former head coach Les Miles in the past decade. Standout wide receivers like Justin Jefferson and Terrace Marshall Jr. will be a tough test with a newly expanded offense and a lot of talent at hand.