Former Alabama quarterback, Greg McElroy believes Alabama could be on upset alert next week when the Crimson Tide head into Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers.
McElroy has called some of the Tigers’ games this season, and he feels they have gradually improved. He discussed his thoughts on Alabama-LSU during a segment of ESPN College Live Tuesday.
“We’ve had them four times,” McElroy said. “I feel fairly familiar with who LSU is, that includes the opener and it includes what they did a couple of weeks ago against Florida. So, we see in the beginning, we’ve seen them at the end. It’s a totally different team right now, the improvements that they’ve made along the offensive line, the improvements that they’ve made defensively, how they’ve been able to get better in the second half of several football games. The one thing that hasn’t been addressed is that this team is an, they’re awful when it comes to starting football games. Like every single week, they have to come back from some significant deficit, and eventually, they do, and they’ve been great in the second half. But goodness gracious, if they can just learn how to put 60 minutes together.”
The former Tide quarterback went on to say he feels LSU is similar to Tennessee, and Tigers could give Alabama similar problems.
“I think Alabama will address some of their issues here in the bye week, and I would anticipate a better Bama after the bye week. But if you look at the parallels between what Tennessee has and what LSU has, the parallels are there. Excellent receiving core, quarterback that is a dual threat in nature, that can hurt you with his legs but is getting better and better and better at throwing the football. They have a solid group along the defensive line that can create some pressure and can create negative plays. I think the parallel, and by the way, super hostile environments, Tennessee and LSU, both are gonna put forth a very difficult place for Bama to play”