After thinking about what happened last season, Nick Saban and Alabama football are locked in on defeating Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers this week.
LSU played a strong game in 2019 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and Joe Burrow torched the Crimson Tide’s defense for 46 points; however, the scene in the locker room after the game is what Alabama remembers. He got a signature win over Saban, but Orgeron led a profanity-laced chant and took a shot at the Tide. One of the players for the Tigers recorded the moment.
LSU week officially starts today for the Tide. Here’s a reminder of Ed Orgeron’s post game message to his players.
“Roll Tide what? F–k you!”
Expect this to be played on repeat around the Alabama program. pic.twitter.com/2CAAgaw8Yx
— Touchdown Alabama (@TDAlabamaMag) November 8, 2020
“We gone beat that a** in recruiting. We gone beat that a** every time they see us. You understand that. Roll Tide what? F*** you!” – Ed Orgeron after win over Alabama
Prior to the situation in the locker room, LSU players went to the stands after the game and tried to convince the Tide’s recruits for 2020 to de-commit. As tough as the loss was, seeing the Tigers conduct itself in that manner has poked an Alabama team that is poised for revenge. No one disrespects this program at BDS, and one can be certain that the coaching staff, training staff or a player on the team will have this video playing all week inside the facility. With Louisiana natives represented on the Tide’s roster — Dylan Moses, Christian Harris, Christopher Allen, DeVonta Smith, Phidarian Mathis and Slade Bolden — Saturday’s meeting will be a special one for them.
This is the type of bulletin board material needed for Alabama to dominate Orgeron and the Tigers in Baton Rouge, La. Saban has already pitched two shutouts at Tiger Stadium (2016, 2018) and a third one could be on the menu. When it blew a 24-point lead versus Auburn in 2010 that featured Cam Newton, Alabama used that frustration to dismantle the Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium by a score of 42-14 in 2011.
Saban, like Michael Jordan, never forgets disrespectful gestures.
All it took was something small to push Jordan to six NBA titles. In being the fierce competitor that he is, Saban is planning ways to make LSU quit early and often in this upcoming matchup.
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