I’d like to start this Mississippi State vs. Alabama preview with an apology. I give my sincere unreserved apology to Alabama and the entire Crimson Tide fan base. I wrote a column last week about the five reasons LSU will beat Alabama.
Yes, I actually gave reasons why the Tide would lose a game. Silly me. What was I thinking? So it didn’t happen. In fact, the Tigers didn’t even come close. The Tide went out there and said, “Hey, remember when we could play dominating, send-your-team-back-to-their-lockers-with-their-shoulders-slumped defense? Well here it is again.” The Tide held LSU to 196 yards of offense and had their fans sitting on their hands the whole game long. Welcome back Alabama. I guess you never really went anywhere.