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Crystal Ball Run:
(Editor's note: Previously in our LSU-Bama recaps, we looked at the game's biggest surprises. Now, we turn to the coaching match-up.)
Was Nick Saban out-coached in this game?
Regie Eller: This was obvious to me – and I am a big Nick Saban guy. That speed option that LSU runs? Yeah, that thing is pitiful and Alabama could not adjust well enough in my eyes. With all the talent Alabama has on the defensive side of the ball, I would have expected some adjustment.
When Alabama split out Trent Richardson, the Tide had much success. I do not understand why they did not do more of it. Lets be real – Trent Richardson versus any linebacker in coverage? Trent Richardson wins that everytime.
Kevin McGuire: There were some questionable decisions made in this game by Saban. Going for a 52-yard field goal on a night when your kicking game clearly is struggling and having Maze back to return a punt when his ankle is causing some problems are the two that stand out to me. I don't...
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Well folks we have found the sign of the day out in Alabama. Unlike most of us would have thought it is an LSU sign talking trash about Nick Saban. Whoever brought out this sign is walking around with some steel balls down in Birmingham.
Nick Saban has laid down the law: No more LSU talk.
No. 4 Alabama's coach opened his Monday news conference by saying he'd have ''one statement about the last game and then we're moving on.'' Saban says the Crimson Tide's attention is now on Saturday night's visit to Mississippi State, not on that overtime loss or on hopes for a rematch with the...
In what is turning out to be the most boring Biggest Game Evar, Alabama is tied 3-3 with LSU at the half in a game filled with hard hits and big mistakes—including three missed Crimson Tide field goals. That's not what has Nick Saban enraged (blame a missed penalty call for that) but you can see his anger in the highest of animated Compuserve...
The best team in the country lost Saturday, this according to the team that lost. Actually, it was incredibly hard to tell No. 2 Alabama had lost by listening to the Crimson Tide players talk afterward.
"We are still the best team in the country," 'Bama wide receiver Marquis Maze said. "If we played them again, we wouldn't lose."
Say this for the Tide...
It would be hard to argue that Saturday night's match between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, hyped nationwide for two weeks, failed to live up to its billing. Even Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban was not disappointed with his team's performance in the game, though he was with the outcome -- a 9-6 loss in overtime.
Urban Meyer was 3-3 against Les Miles' LSU teams in his six seasons as Florida coach. Meyer was also 1-2 against Nick Saban's Alabama squads during his time in the Southeastern Conference.
The former Gators' coach and current ESPN analyst gives his take on some of the keys to Saturday's matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Meyer on Saban...
So we're about an 25 hours away from LSU-Alabama. Here I was thinking I was done watching hype videos for the game, then I came across the one you see above. Sure you've heard the music in it more times than Pitbull's "real good time" Dr. Pepper ad, but you can always mute that. If I wasn't amped enough for the game, I am now. There's some painful memories...