That LSU could, and likely would, advance to the BCS championship game even if it loses Saturday's SEC championship game against Georgia will surely be a frequent topic of conversation this week.
Heck, ESPNU would probably have a hard time filling in its programming schedule this week without frequent discussions of that very subject.
But don't count on Les Miles to add much to the conversation.
"I promise you there's not going to be a review of what's next after the SEC championship game," the LSU coach said Monday at his last weekly press luncheon of the season.
By that, Miles meant the focus for his top-ranked Tigers will be completely on No. 12 Georgia (10-2), which will have what's close to a home-field advantage when the SEC title game kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Miles called the opportunity to win the SEC championship "fundamental" to this week's preparation.
That seems like a no-brainer. But one can understand how this year's focus may uniquely be removed from the SEC title game for LSU.
With a perfect BCS ranking, LSU (12-0) appears to have enough cushion that it could withstand an upset loss to Georgia and still finish in the top two in the BCS, qualifying for the Jan. 9 championship game in New Orleans.
Miles said he isn't worried about that.
"There is never a thought in our mind about what the next game holds," Miles said. "This (week) is very specifically about the (SEC) championship game."
He noted that "this conference is where we compete year in and year out. We want to make a great showing."
It seems that some key pieces will be in place for LSU to put on its best showing. Miles said safety Eric Reid, who missed LSU's 41-17 win over Arkansas because of a quad injury, will play against Georgia. He also said running back Alfred Blue, who missed the Arkansas game because of injury, will likely return this week.
He also said that, despite defensive tackle Michael Brockers' tweet complaining of knee swelling after the Arkansas game, he expects Brockers to be fine this week.
Miles also seemed to indicate that Jordan Jefferson has solidified his spot as "the" quarterback for the Tigers. Jefferson played most of the Arkansas game with Jarrett Lee only getting in late after the game was out of hand.
Miles said he was making sure "victory is secure," by leaving Jefferson in, and he said he would have liked to have gotten Lee in earlier, but only by "about a series," he said.
Miles still insisted he played Jefferson more because he was a better matchup for Arkansas. But it's getting harder to think of matchups where Miles might prefer Lee.
Lee, the pure pocket passer, is generally considered to be the passer of the two, but Jefferson is coming off an 18-for-29, 208-yard passing performance against Arkansas.
"He throws the ball so much better," Miles said of Jefferson, whose 163.48 pass efficiency rating actually tops Lee's 152.04 rating.
Miles also addressed the future of the position, saying that LSU needed "in this (recruiting) class a great quarterback."
That may have been a not-so-subtle message to Gunner Kiel, the nation's top-rated pro-style quarterback, according to Rivals.com who was in Tiger Stadium for an unofficial visit for the Arkansas game.
In other news, LSU defensive back Tyrann Mahieu was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after forcing two fumbles, recovering one, and returning a punt 92 yards for a touchdown against the Razorbacks. Running back Kenny Hilliard, who rambled for a career-high 102 yards against the Hogs, was named the league's Freshman of the Week.