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What's Next for the National Champion LSU Tigers After Special Season?

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NEW ORLEANS — The doors swung open, and thick cigar smoke wafted in the air of the LSU locker room, the sweet smell of victory lingering like one of those endless nights in the French Quarter.

"No one has ever done what we did, the way we did it," Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow said.

Now, the overriding question: what's next?

Because for all the unreal and unthinkable Burrow and LSU accomplished this season, for everything coach Ed Orgeron did in rebuilding and redirecting this beast of a program that had lost its way, the grind of college football never reaches the horizon.