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With only 66 days until the 2013 season kicks off, LSU fans are eager to see the Bayou Bengals back in action against TCU in the Cowboy Classic on August 31, 2013.

After the 2012 season ended with a sour loss to Clemson in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Tiger fans are anxious to see what the 2013 season will bring.  With key departures to the NFL on defense, Defensive Coordinator John Chavis looks to incorporate young players and add to his depth chart.  The offense is expected to flourish under new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.  With seniors Zach Mettenberger under center and Alfred Blue in the back field, along with junior wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry returning to Death Valley as veterans, the Tigers hope to provide a stellar offensive game plan.

One thing is for sure.  The road to Pasadena for the BCS National Championship Game will not be easy for Coach Les Miles and the Fighting Tigers as they hit the road this year to face two tough fellow SEC opponents in Alabama and Georgia.  However, LSU will have two bye weeks this year, giving them an extra week to prepare for the Crimson Tide and one more week off before hosting Texas A&M at home in late November.  With the much anticipated opening game for the Tigers only eight weeks away, fans cannot wait to bring Death Valley to Cowboy Stadium and cheer on our purple and gold!