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Tide players respond to LSU linebacker Devin White’s comment leading up to game

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It’s obvious LSU wants to end its six-game losing streak against Alabama, however, it’s the Crimson Tide that continues to keep things classy in terms of talk on social media. 

By now, everyone has heard the comment made from Tigers’ linebacker Devin White on how this year’s team expects to ‘beat up Alabama’ after having the series go in the way of Nick Saban’s group in eight of the last 11 meetings since the 2007 season (Saban’s first year). 

Following the comment, whether it was bulletin board material or not, a pair of Tide standouts took to Twitter on Monday to showcase both focus and excitement for this week’s matchup. 

Isaiah Buggs, a native of Ruston, La., has been exceptional in his first season at Alabama since enrolling from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College back in January. He is fourth on the team in total tackles (32) — including one stop for loss and a team-high six quarterback hurries. 

The 6-foot-5, 293-pound defensive end was the Tide’s leader in tackles versus Texas A&M during a 27-19 win, but in being a Louisiana native, Saturday means a lot for him. 

He may have posted a photo of smoking cigars way before the Tennessee game starter; nevertheless, linebacker Mack Wilson backed up his claim with a critical interception.  

Hailing from Montgomery, Ala., the former five-star recruit is constantly stating on social media how Alabama shows respect to other teams, yet still finds a way to give them the business. 

This season, he’s turned in 21 tackles, three quarterback hurries and three interceptions. 

While in recent years, the Alabama-LSU game has been one to determine the eventual Southeastern Conference champion and national champion, Saturday’s meeting at Bryant-Denny Stadium will still be a marquee deal in terms of recruiting. Since Saban’s arrival to Tuscaloosa, the Tide has gone into Louisiana countless times and snatched a multitude of its best players. 

Numerous recruits are scheduled to attend this game, and despite Tigers’ head coach Ed Orgeron wanting to keep all in-state talent at home, a win over Alabama is the lone things that can do it. 

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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