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Nick Saban had high praise for Alabama's offense, according to Charlie Potter of the Crimson White:
Saban also praised LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger for the way he’s led his offense. He credited Mettenberger and running back Jeremy Hill with making LSU’s offense so dangerous this season.
“This is by far the most explosive, most talented offensive team that we’ve faced all year long,” Saban said.
Saban didn't watch the 60 Minutes piece on him, as he said to Marq Burnett of the Anniston Star:
We were obviously working last night until pretty late...we’ve had a lot of positive comments about the piece.
I did get a favorable comment from Miss Terry, so that means it must have been OK. It really represents not me, but the program and the players in the program and the things we do as a program whether it’s summer camp or whatever that we try to do the best we possibly can to help young players.
LSU is embracing its underdog role, according to Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate:
Anthony Johnson, LSU’s burly defensive tackle, said he doesn’t watch ESPN. The talking heads of the sports world are rarely on his television.
That didn’t stop the news from reaching him.
“A lot of people call me,” Johnson said.
Here’s what they’ve told him: Johnson and the 10th-ranked Tigers are whopping underdogs in Saturday’s game against top-ranked Alabama.
Johnson said: “We’re going to come out and shock the world.”
ESPN's Edward Aschoff says that Alabama-LSU is the biggest rivalry in college football:
Sit down, Michigan-Ohio State.
Take a back seat, Alabama-Auburn. Not so fast, Florida-Florida State. Try a little harder, Notre Dame-USC. Better luck next time, Oklahoma-Texas.
Although you're all amazing rivalry games, you just don't currently compare to the new rivalry in town: Alabama-LSU.