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November 06, 2015

Time for a complete game

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The Tide has not put it all together in Tuscaloosa this year. Itís past time for that to happen. Alabama is in the position where it must win out and hope somebody knocks off Ole Miss. The first game in that win out scenario is LSU.

This is a made for TV rivalry that grew out of the hatred that LSU fans felt for Nick Saban. The Tide owned the Tigers in Baton Rouge between 1971 and 1998, Saban ended that streak and LSU simply owned Alabama for a while. Saban turned LSU into a contender and then left them for the NFL and then came back to college football at Alabama. I had an LSU fan tell me that Saban would leave Alabama and break Tide fanís hearts. To date he has not done that. I, for one, think he has found a home in T-Town.

† This game, this particular match up, defines what Les Miles calls ďbig boy football.Ē It is a couple of teams that respect, but do not necessarily like each other. This isnít Auburn or Tennessee sort of hate Ė itís more of a slow simmer, the two teams just get under each otherís skin.

† Saturday shouldnít be any different. It could get away from one team or the other. It has happened in the past. If Alabama turns the ball over one time too many LSU, can and will make them pay. If, on the other hand, Alabama stops LSUís run and makes Brandon Harris beat them that could get ugly as well. The Tideís defense is better than it has been since 2012.

† The Tide will not completely shut down Leonard Fournette, he is simply too good. They should, however limit the damage that he will do. It should be a game that is every bit as good as advertised. Jake Coker will probably have to make a play in the end to win the game.

† My guess Alabama 24 LSU 21.

† Roll Tide

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