After losing 45-24 to Florida State in Week 1, the LSU Tigers' chances of making it to ,
the College Football Playoff took a severe hit on Sunday. In the days following the Tigers' humiliating loss,,
head coach Brian Kelly has come under fire, but on Tuesday, the LSU captain offered a probable explanation,
for the team's disappointing season debut. "Fifty percent of that squad was going through it for the first time,
claims Kelly. During today's news conference, Kelly repeatedly referred to his team's performance as "disappointing,"
but coach also pointed out that the Tigers played a lot of freshmen and transfers against Florida State.
"We had 14 transfers and five first-time starters, including four on defense."