Posted November 04, 2011 on AP on Fox
The LSU and Alabama showdown promises to be a throwback of old-school football. Both the top-ranked and barely tested Tigers and No. 2 and mostly unchallenged Alabama are built on power runs and run-stuffing defenses when spread offenses are en vogue and huddles are optional. Alabama tight end Michael Williams says ''if you want to see 1970s smashmouth'' football, then ''this is what you want to see right here.'' Neither Alabama's Nick Saban nor LSU's Les Miles is bringing the wishbone back in fashion. However, hitting, and hitting hard, is certainly allowed. Even mandatory. LSU offensive lineman T-Bob Hebert says ''it's a type of game that ... you don't necessarily see too often nowadays.'' Hebert says the physicality Saturday will ''be something fun to watch for the fans.''
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