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Alabama huge favorites over a struggling LSU squad

After one postponement due to an LSU COVID outbreak, the Tide and Tigers will finally meet on...
After one postponement due to an LSU COVID outbreak, the Tide and Tigers will finally meet on the field this Saturday. Alabama enters the matchup No. 1 in the country.(Crimson Tide Photo | Crimson Tide Photos / UA Athletics)
Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 2:27 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - After one postponement due to an LSU COVID outbreak, the Tide and Tigers will finally meet on the field this Saturday. Alabama enters the matchup No. 1 in the country.

“We practiced Alabama seems like now for the third week. We kind of know them very well. Obviously a great football team, great football coach, led by their offense, 48 points a game. Mac Jones is having a tremendous year. Najee Harris is going to be the best back we see all year. Devonta Smith is an outstanding player, with 72 receptions. (Steve) Sarkisian (Alabama offensive coordinator) does a job of getting him the ball,” said LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.

Alabama has built a dynasty under Nick Saban, at LSU, Coach O is trying to do the same, but 2020 hasn’t been kind to his program.

“I feel good about what we built here over my length as the head coach. I think that we have some things to work on, we have some leadership things to work on. I have some things to work on to get better. Overall I think we built a great culture inside the building. This year has been a challenge obviously with COVID-19, other stuff going on, has kind of put a little spin on everything. You don’t know when the next guy is going to opt-out, who has opted out. I think overall we built a good culture here and we have a good, young foundation,” said Orgeron.

The Tigers are down this year, but Coach O promises, an upward trend will return for LSU.

“We built a championship program. We will be champions again. Recruiting is going well. We got some great young players. We had some stuff we have to get fixed, I know we have to fix it. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again,” said Orgeron.

Alabama is a robust 28.5-point favorite over the Tigers. Last season, the Tide were favored by only six points in this matchup.

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