Posted November 04, 2011 on AP on Fox
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's teams: ''They take your top five plays and really do a good job defending them. ''Usually, (they have) very good special teams and ball control offense. And they play field position with that great defense.'' --- Meyer on Miles' teams: ''When you think of a Les Miles team at LSU you're talking about one of the top three most talented teams in the nation.'' ---- Meyer on when Alabama has the ball: ''LSU is going to put nine guys (at the line of scrimmage) and try to stop Trent Richardson, and they have the corners to do it. ''At...

Nick Saban can’t be pleased by crying Alabama fan

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Urban Meyer breaks down No. 1 LSU vs No. 2 Alabama

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.

Moments Later, Nick Saban Turned Green And Tore A Referee's Torso In Half

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...

2 coaches, 2 styles, both winners

One wears a perpetual scowl, his words robotic and succinct. With Nick Saban, it's all about ''the process,'' which means running his football program with the meticulousness of a CEO. It may come across as cold and detached - even ruthless - but it sure works. Then there's Les Miles. He eats grass and sings with his players. He mangles words so badly there...

Even Ex-LSU Players Are Asking Nick Saban for Tickets to Bama-LSU Game

On Saturday in Tuscaloosa, No. 1 LSU will face No. 2 Alabama in one of the most anticipated regular season game in years. It’s the first time an SEC game featured the top two ranked teams in the country. Media credentials are coming in by the hundreds, and ticket prices are surging into the thousands. [...]

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Les Miles, AJ McCarron, Clint Moseley, and more.

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Right at home

In No 1-ranked LSU's toughest test of the season, Les Miles and his team thrive under pressure ... again

This Time Around, Alabama Has a Quarterback Who Can Win It

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Getting Defensive: A Look At LSU & Alabama

The game is approaching as we sit just two days away from the contest folks have been looking forward to since Alabama and LSU passed Oklahoma for the top two spots in the polls. There's been plenty said about how good each of these teams are and how they are not just the class of the SEC but, at least for the moment, are the best teams on the college football landscape for the...

Missed FGs, mistakes cost 'Bama vs. LSU (AP)

The Game of the Century turned into a game of inches -- and of poise under pressure. Top-ranked LSU made the kind of plays that can sometimes preserve national title hopes. The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide didn't in that 9-6 overtime defeat Saturday night. Tide coach Nick Saban says missed chances were "the difference in the game." LSU's secondary came up with game-changing...
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