Down the road, though, when the Tigers have to fight from behind or try to win a game in the closing minutes, there has to be some willingness to let the quarterback make plays with his arm.
Devin White, who finished with 13 tackles, broke up a Feleipe Franks fourth down pass with 1:39 to play to seal the deal, after a punt from Zach Von Rosenberg pinned the Gators deep in their own territory with little time to mount a game-winning drive. "We believed in each other and got back to work".
Did LSU get what it deserved?
TIGER TRIO LEAVE GAME: LSU lost three players in the first quarter. Florida sophomore running back Lamical Perine said the Gators had issues getting plays in quickly enough during the fourth-quarter drives.
The LSU band posted an explanation on its Facebook page Sunday, saying that the band has played at the end of the third quarter for the past several decades.
The Tigers had one of the more chaotic stretches in recent program history, including a stunning home loss to Troy, two players-only meetings and another involving the athletic director, the head coach and both coordinators.
"They got what they deserved", said Florida coach Jim McElwain after last November's win.
Alleva "wanted to know what was going on, what we could do better", said Orgeron, who's in his first season after serving as interim coach in 2016. 90,000 people all singing "I Won't Back Down" as they went into the 4th was by far the coolest thing I saw yesterday. Gage had 52 yards on six carries. Etling came into the game completing 20 percent of his passes under pressure.
David Reese and Chauncey Gardner led the club in tackles with 12 each.
LSU WR Derrick Dillon was ejected at the 5:43 mark for targeting and missed the remainder of the game.
The "College GameDay" hosts, along with celebrity guest picker Tim McGraw, made their selections for Saturday's slate of football games.