LSU vs. Alabama: How optimistic can Tigers fans be vs. the No. 1 Tide? | Podcast
A month and a few days ago, LSU looked destined for a sixth straight loss to rival Alabama.
The Tigers had just fired longtime coach Les Miles on the heels of a wild, heartbreaking loss at a seemingly mediocre Auburn to fall to 2-2 on the year, and the Crimson Tide were No. 1 in the nation and rolling.
But interim coach Ed Orgeron and company have outscored their three opponents since then by a combined 125-38 margin, including a 38-21 defeat two weeks ago of a once highly regarded Ole Miss squad.
In the process, LSU (5-2) has not only re-entered the national polls, but climbed all the way to No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Alabama (8-0) still tops every list.
But Tigers fans have a world more reason to be optimistic about their team can potentially finally end its recent drought in the rivalry.
In the podcast below, Jerit Roser and Mark Clements discuss several of those reasons — from Leonard Fournette’s health and mindset, offensive play-calling, defensive matchups, the typical style of games in the series and some of the different attitudes and approaches brought by the coaching change.
Jerit Roser can be reached at Jerit@DatBoot.com.