If Alabama is trying to make a case for a rematch with LSU, they did a poor job tonight. They gave up 21 points to Georgia Southern, a school that is not even in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCAA. Alabama is a great team, but they did not look like it tonight.
I have said it before, and I will say it again. If LSU and Alabama win out, Alabama does not deserve a second chance at LSU. LSU has already beaten the Tide in Tuscaloosa. It does not make any sense to require LSU to go 2-0 vs. Alabama while only requiring Alabama to go 1-1 with LSU for the title. Alabama had their shot in a head-to-head match-up on their own turf, and they got beat. If LSU wins out, it will be time to give a different team a shot to play LSU.
This year’s squad has a swagger that I have never seen before in an LSU team. The Tigers are ready for all-comers, including teams we’ve already beaten. If it takes beating them again, we are ready for that. Whatever happens, the Tigers will have their chin straps buckled and their game-faces on.