Death Valley on a Saturday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is where many teams have experienced the magic of LSU football at night. But LSU will have to have all its magic and maybe a little luck to knock off the defending national champion Alabama Saturday.
The South Carolina Gamecocks may have been under the radar to a degree heading into last Saturday’s game against Georgia. But after throttling the Bulldogs, South Carolina has become a legitimate threat to the University of Alabama in the SEC.
All those questions and concerns about LSU turned out to be justified.
The last time Florida and LSU were on the same field, the Tigers delivered a brutal beating to the Gators, 41-11 in Baton Rouge. But this year, the Gators are on the rise and it’s the Tigers coming in with plenty of questions to answer.
The LSU Tigers have been picked to win the SEC and are a preseason top 3 team, but they will have to proceed this year without a returning Heisman Trophy finalist.
Potential top five NFL draft pick Morris Claiborne has earned a dubious distinction with one of the lowest scores ever on a general intelligence test given to NFL rookies.
Now that Peyton Manning is out of the picture; Matt Flynn seems to be the target of the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback desires. But even the chase of a former seventh-round draft pick seems to be blowing up in Miami’s face.
When the Bowl Championship Series left network television for cable giant ESPN, a drop-off in the ratings was expected. But Monday night’s BCS championship game may have been the low point for the BCS.
When former Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban walks onto the field for the BCS National Championship Game Monday night; it’s probably safe to say that every sports bar in South Florida will instantly become LSU supporters.
Georgia dropped its chance to add an SEC championship to its comeback season. And the Bulldogs did it over and over again.