As a great American linguist by the name of Ja Rule (lol) once stated: "Ain't nothing like the future!"
LSU's 42-7 curb stomping of the upstart Missouri Tigers, which actually resembled the football version of that gruesome scene in the movie American History X, was undoubtedly the showing supporters of the Purple & Gold would have hoped for, post-Les Miles.
After all, when you jettison a coach that compiled a record of 114-34, it's in your best interest to hit the ground running.
While many speculated just how different the Tigers might look on offense, it was, ultimately, more of what we're used to: lay-you-on-the-grass-like-fertilizer physical football.
That's not to say we didn't see a few variations from the norm, mainly the "King personnel" outburst at the beginning of the game. However, LSU remained a defensive outfit -- which is something that is lost on the rest of the country -- that dictates the game by way of the run.
Derrius Guice interview from Monday above.
And it couldn't have come at a better time, either, as a team that's foolishly perceived to be a one-man band made another sizable statement that the rushing attack will be formidable for years to come despite the eventual departure of all-world talent Leonard Fournette.
Furthermore, it may be in interim head coach Ed Orgeron's best interest to implement more of a timeshare amongst the backs, as it may keep Fournette healthier and, simply, because Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams are the truth.
LSU is one of the rare teams that is in possession of backs that are equally adept operating within the confines of man- or zone-blocking principles; the offensive line may be the deepest in the country with players of the athlete and power variety.
For the Tigers, it may not be about reinventing the wheel as much as it may be about being a better version of their current selves.
Click the video at the top or below for further analysis in the form of video breakdown.