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Whoa now folks. Let's not put the cart before the horse. Or the Tiger before the Rebel or Razorback.
Granted I will give you the Western Kentucky win on Saturday. But LSU still has to win in Oxford against Ole Miss and still has to beat Arkansas on Thanksgiving Friday in Tiger Stadium.
As Les Miles said right after the great win over Alabama, there's still a long way to go.
Last year, Arkansas defeated LSU 31-23 in Little Rock. The Tigers beat the Hogs 33-30 in overtime two years ago in Tiger Stadium, one year after losing the Arkansas 31-30.
Then there was the memorable 50-48 triple overtime loss in 2007, yes, the year LSU won the national championship.
LSU won 31-26 the year before and a 19-17 win in Miles' first year of 2005.
Excuse me, but are you seeing a trend here?
LSU beat Ole Miss 43-36 in Tiger Stadium last year and lost to the Rebels 25-23 two years ago.
So, no, I am not interested right now in whether there should be a re-match.
And that's leaving out having to win the SEC Championship Game.
So never mind the 36 straight regular season non-conference wins, 17 straight wins at night, 15 straight wins in Tiger Stadium and 10 straight wins, what matters is here and now.
But I will gladly look back. What a great game. I'm sorry if it appears I was watching a game different from those ESPN talking heads who called it ugly. They obviously have been spending way too much time in the Big 12, Pac 12 or Big East.
Alabama was inside the 30-yard-line, they gained a total of minus 17 yards.
And Trent Richardson was held to 3.9 yards per carry, and that includes a long gain of 24 yards. That's really incredible against such a great back and great offensive line.
And excuse me Urban Meyer, but seriously, you don't think LSU has a national championship offense?
LSU managed to rush for 148 yards against Alabama when the Tide was allowing an average of only 45 yards per game.
Did you really expect LSU to score 28 or more points on Alabama? Because if they would have, then you could be calling this the greatest team of all time.
This team scored 41 points on your former squad while allowing the Gators 11 points.
They scored 45 against Auburn, 47 against West Virginia and 40 against Oregon.
Are you taking your meds?
I guess they hyped the game up so much, they have to nit-pick over every little bitty thing now.
It just really makes you lose some credibility.
Sure, LSU could have done more safety passes, but you can't fault Miles for playing it close to the vest in this one, especially after the two interceptions.
Jordan Jefferson stepped up big time. Michael Ford ran hard.
The offensive line stood up to the challenge.
And Eric Reid and Morris Claiborne earned All-American honors in that game alone.
And Miles handled this game as well as anybody else could have as far as preparation and mentally.
But that is done. It is time to look ahead. But not too far ahead.
There's still a long way to go.
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