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Miles has a big hurdle this weekend
Miles has a big hurdle this weekend
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“The winner of the Iron Bowl should find a spot in the BCS National Championship Game”

According to ESPN and whatever media outlet you watch or listen to, Saturday’s game between LSU and Alabama means it’s just a week closer to the showdown in Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl.

Didn’t you get an invitation for this weekend, Tiger fans? It should be printed on the back of your ticket.

We cordially invite you to come see the great Nick Saban and his cast of All-Americans for their walk-thru session against the LSU Tigers in Tiger Stadium Saturday, November 6th at 2:30 pm. Have a coke and a smile and don’t forget the peanuts.

--ESPN, CBS, and the schedule makers

No respect. LSU will face off against the defending National Champs with their pride on the line. The last two meetings have been slug fests, with the Tigers coming up short both times. This year, as the sun sets on Tiger Stadium, what will be the end result? A walk-thru for the Crimson Tide or a statement win by the LSU Tigers?

Defensively, LSU needs to slow down Alabama’s two-headed monster at tailback, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson. If the Tigers can force Alabama and Greg McElroy to beat them through the air it will be advantage LSU. If Alabama runs through the Tiger defense, it will probably be another long day like it was in Auburn, Alabama. It’s as simple as that.

On offense, it’s not so simple. LSU will need to play their best game of the season on the offensive side of the football. The crazy system that the coaches have installed needs to find something to hang its hat on. Run to set up the pass, pass to set up the run; stick to one and pray.

There is one thing is for sure though, Tiger fans. Tiger Stadium doesn’t hold walk-thru’s and tea parties. The stadium needs to live up to its name and reputation on Saturday. There’s no excuses. This one has been circled on the schedule since last year’s blown call on the sideline. It’s time to start the run for 11 and 1.


  • Stephen 4 years ago

    Fact check: the Iron Bowl is in Tuscaloosa this year (not on the Plains, which is what Auburn is referred to).

    And do you really expect to earn any sort of journalistic respect when you use such 4th grade non-words as 'walk-thru's?'

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    Ryan Morse 4 years ago


    I stand corrected; the game is in Tuscaloosa and I have edited that portion of the article. However, due to my disinterest in your so called "journalistic respect" walk-thru's will remain in the article. If you're interested in respected jounalism, please read many of the national sunshine pumpers that flood the net. I'm sure you will find what you are looking for. Here, you will read straight forward, southern opinions about LSU football from a fan, not some Ph.D. from Jounalism U. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

  • RudeDog 4 years ago

    Well Jefferson and Lee are playing aren't they? This one might be a game if our defense can keep it close late otherwise same song asd dance as the past few years.

  • Displaced Tiger Fan 4 years ago

    Hey Stephen,

    Do you enjoy living in your folks basement? How does it feel to be a grown man and still have your mom fix you a snack? Some of us enjoy the straight forward football talk that we get here. Chances are you will read this when you finish playing your game of chutes and ladders by yourself on a Friday night.

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