Jim Chaney said out loud what many of us thought was the team’s biggest problem over the first half of the season.
“We were having some good things come our way, but I’m not necessarily sure we were working as hard as we should have. It kind of opened up – like you said, it opened our eyes a little bit. Hopefully, we’ve all learned from that.”
It was obvious to me at the time that the team was coasting on its talent edge, until it showed up — maybe didn’t show up is more accurate — in Baton Rouge.
Which kind of makes you wonder what might have happened if the Dawgs had somehow managed to coast to a win against LSU. Not showing up in Jacksonville would have sucked beyond words.
Hopefully, it’s a lesson that sticks.