It may be Florida week, but LSU is still feeling the effects of a subpar performance at home in a win over FCS opponent Towson. Head coach Les Miles said he was worried about this game after Auburn and before Florida.
He said he tried to warn his team that Towson had a solid football pedigree: "No matter how many times I said that, no matter how many times I said they are used to winning, they are a conference championship team. I don't know if I got the point across. Certainly I didn't."
Miles said he hopes that the the 38-22 win over Towson served its purpose.
"I have to believe Towson came in and played well, and it was eye-opening to them," Miles said.
Miles has continued to speak in support of quarterback Zach Mettenberger. He said Mettenberger, in his first season as an SEC starting quarterback, will play better as the year goes on. He also said Mettenberger just needs to stay within the framework of the LSU offense.
"I think our quarterback by and large is very good, but I think by trying to extend a play, that puts him in jeopardy," said Miles. "On Sundays you see it, quarterback runs out and makes a big play. Frankly that's not what we are looking for, from him."
On a national radio show, Miles said that Tyrann Mathieu's story would "have a happy ending," and that has led to speculation that Mathieu would return to LSU football in 2013.