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papz 12-05-2011 05:22 AM

LSU players weigh in on facing Alabama for BCS title
 
“We kind of expected this because it was one of the biggest games during the season, and the nation wanted to see us play Alabama again,” Tigers safety Brandon Taylor said. “I kind of knew it because of the strength of our schedules and them playing us and we beating them by three points in overtime.”

LSU safety Eric Reid said this matchup was to be expected.

“In my mind they are by far the No. 2 team in the country and the national championship is supposed to be No. 1 versus No. 2,” Reid said. “So I knew once we beat them that there was a chance that we were going to play them again.”

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Danno 12-05-2011 06:20 PM

Eric Reid is right.

Why is everyone else afraid of playing Alabama?

papz 12-06-2011 10:38 AM

...because they are a tough team. The likelihood of winning a National Championship would be much easier if LSU didn't have to go through Bama... again. It's tough to beat a team of that caliber twice in a season and everyone knows it. It would be hard to swallow if Bama beat LSU when it meant the most.

It's like... would you rather the Saints play the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Jacksonville Jaguars for the Superbowl? It's understandable.

I don't think it's an issue of being "afraid" to face Bama... it's just why would we want to. LSU has everything to lose while Bama waltzes into the BCSNCG.

Personally I don't care... I love our chances.

Saint_LB 12-06-2011 10:51 AM

I only have 1 question.

What if...

Alabama beats LSU by 3 points...in OT?

Who is #1?

papz 12-06-2011 10:58 AM

There was some talk about it being a split... LSU takes the AP poll and Bama takes the BCS. Something like that... just speculation though.

SmashMouth 12-06-2011 12:35 PM

No worries ... when LSU beats Bama AGAIN, they will have played likely one of the toughest schedules in the history of college football.

A TEAM for the AGES, even with the inconsistent Jefferson and Lee.

Halo 12-06-2011 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saint_LB (Post 354491)
I only have 1 question.

What if...

Alabama beats LSU by 3 points...in OT?

Who is #1?

Saint_LB, according to the logic of the BCS and how things are setup (I'm not trying to be critical) that's probably the best question I've seen on the subject!

Danno 12-06-2011 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saint_LB (Post 354491)
I only have 1 question.

What if...

Alabama beats LSU by 3 points...in OT?

Who is #1?

So if the Saints beat the Packers in the NFCCG, then win the Superbowl, do the Packers have 1/2 a claim to it?

QBREES9 12-06-2011 11:22 PM

I Can't wait for this game.

Saint_LB 12-07-2011 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danno (Post 354613)
So if the Saints beat the Packers in the NFCCG, then win the Superbowl, do the Packers have 1/2 a claim to it?

No...however, in order to become champions they are going to have to beat someone before they play the Packers and then beat someone after they beat the Packers. You see...that's how a playoff system works.

In college, the playoff system is one game...and this year it is between 2 teams that have already played. People would accept it a lot more if they had to come through a playoff system to end up playing each other.

That's JMO, though.


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