Between the 346.9 miles separating Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa runs a river of slowly seething eyes.
LSU and Alabama play this Saturday at 7 p.m. local time, for those of you who have been leading productive, everyday lives. For the rest of us, who live and breathe for this weekend's game of all-mankind, preparation is key. After all, it's not enough to know that LSU and 'Bama are increasingly bitter rivals, with a lot of bad blood between both squads.
As good as the Crimson Tide defense is (currently ranked No. 1 in the country in points, rushing and passing yards allowed), the Tigers roll deep on both sides of the ball.
With the returns of running back Spencer Ware and cornerbacks Tharold Simon and Tyrann "Honey Badger" Mathieu, LSU can look forward having a full roster ready to rumble in Tuscaloosa this weekend.
By position, here's how the Tigers stack up.