LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron applauds his team as the Tigers get pumped up for kickoff against Florida, Saturday, November 19, 2016, at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron has high hopes for 2017, especially for a squad that faces five Southeastern Conference road games and loses, potentially, 12 of 22 starters.

There’s plenty of work to be done over the next few days and weeks, starting with solidifying Orgeron's coaching staff, and conducting a full-court press to keep key draft-eligible juniors in the fold.

Some key developments:

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