Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:52 PM EST2013-12-11 17:52:42 GMT
Former Auburn basketball star and football fan Charles Barkley does not think much of LSU and Alabama.Barkley was on the Dan Patrick show and did not hold back his opinion of the two schools, "Once youMore >>
Charles Barkley took a couple of minutes on 'The Dan Patrick Show' to share his feelings on the LSU and Alabama fan bases. His feelings are not so good.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:23 PM EST2013-12-10 20:23:06 GMT
Alabama placed the most representatives on the 2013 All-Southeastern Conference Coaches' Football Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Alabama had nine total members, including a league-leading fiveMore >>
Alabama had nine total members, including a league-leading five representatives on the first team. LSU followed with eight total selections.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-09 21:11:42 GMT
LSU running back Jeremy Hill and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have been named to the Associated Press SEC first team.Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Anthony Johnson and Lamin Barrow made the second team,More >>
Jarvis Landry, Trai Turner, Anthony Johnson and Lamin Barrow made the second team, while Zach Mettenberger, Ego Ferguson and Craig Loston garnered honorable mention.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:37 AM EST2013-12-04 12:37:40 GMT
Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger will not be playing in LSU's upcoming bowl game due to a torn ACL that occurred during the 31-27 victory over Arkansas, according to ESPN reports.Mettenberger leftMore >>
LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger will not be playing in the upcoming bowl game due to a torn ACL he suffered in the 31-27 win over Arkansas, according to ESPN reports.More >>
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LSU travels to Alabama to play the Auburn Tigers Saturday. Kickoff is at 6pm on ESPN. LSU is a big favorite, but will be on the road for the first time and many of the Tigers' young players will be getting their first taste of SEC play. Here's "What They are Saying" about the Tigers vs. Tigers matchup:
If Auburn is going to outlast LSU, in what will probably be one giant bruise of a game that leaves turf chopped into a shredded mess and fragments of helmet decals missing, the sort of contest the Bayou Bengals dream to play, embracing the ugliness could be the best option in the field of straws waiting to be grasped for this contest.
The Auburn defense, which has wilted in games this season, will be taken to task by LSU's potent offense. The numbers on the season aren't very good for the Tigers, who are yielding 442.0 yards per game, getting gashed especially by the run (217.0 ypg). A lack of game-changing plays has been problematic, with the team recording just two turnovers in the first three games.
After three straight home victories to start the season, LSU faces its first true test on Saturday when the team travels for an SEC clash with Auburn. It's not the toughest game on LSU's schedule, but it should be a good measuring stick of where the Tigers stand right now.
One category Auburn can usually rely on having a decisive advantage over its opponents in is special teams play. The Tigers have had tremendous success in the return game and kicking under coach Gene Chizik, but this week's matchup with No. 2 LSU will pit two teams with exemplary special teams units.
But with LSU having faced three unimpressive opponents and quarterback Zach Mettenberger heading into his first career SEC start, are the experts missing some of the factors that may be tilted in Auburn's favor?
With Alfred Blue, the Tigers' starter in the first three games, out with a leg injury for at least the Auburn game and likely several more, Hilliard appears to be the guy in the Tigers' deep stable of backs to take his place. If so, it will be his first career start.
After three dominant performances, LSU is back in a familiar position. Its first SEC opponent is in a decidedly unfamiliar one. The second-ranked Tigers will try to keep rolling during Saturday night's visit to Auburn, which nearly came into this matchup winless.
"Any time there's distraction, there is an effect," Miles said. "We've looked at any number of issues, certainly a storm, any number of off-the-field distractions. What's happened is it's became a reason to focus, a reason to get it right and a reason to pull together."
Friday, December 6 2013 1:35 PM EST2013-12-06 18:35:45 GMT
(RNN) - As the curtain falls on the BCS era, the college football championship picture is, as usual, a colossal mess. But change is in the wind and relief is in sight. Sort of. Next year the championshipMore >>
This will be the last year for the much-criticized Bowl Championship Series, which has produced college football national championship games since 1998. The new College Football Playoff will be just as controversial, but much, much more lucrative. Here's a look at what the future holds.More >>