When it comes to the SEC, LSU football and the rest of the conference are chasing the Georgia Bulldogs, who won the conference title in 2022 and have been victorious in back-to-back national championships. Tigers head coach Brian Kelly knows the ‘Dawgs are the team to beat and was asked if he felt his program was “closing the gap” with Georgia football at SEC Media Days on Monday.

Kelly feels that LSU football will be able to compete with Georgia, but, in a moment of clarity, admitted he feels that time has not arrived yet, per Brett McMurphy of Action Network.

“Is the gap closing (w/Georgia)? We'll only have that opportunity if we get into the championship game vs. Georgia. I know based on how we've recruited we'll have a football roster that will be able to compete against Georgia. Is that right now? No it's not.”