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Classless

By Jessica Busada

Tiger Stadium is known as one of the greatest stadiums to play and watch college football. The experience of a game in Tiger Stadium is one that is hard to forget.

The student section has always been one of the best in college sports but that opinion may change soon. In the Tigers final home game of the season against Alabama the student section was classless.

Close to the end of a tough game, the students began chanting “F*** You Saban” loud and clear for not only those in attendance to hear but also everyone watching on CBS. This is completely classless and embarrassing for multiple reasons.

During this vulgar chant the students failed to notice one of our own players was down on the field hurt.

When a player, especially from your team, is hurt fans should be quiet and the music should stop. Our students decided it was more important to chant about a coach that has been gone from our school for ten years.

The injured player during that time deserves an apology from the student section. The amount of disrespect shown at that moment was disturbing.

Everyone knows LSU fans do not like Saban, but it is time to get over it and move on. The chant only made us look bitter and classless.

At a point in the game where our players needed the fans more than ever this chant started and it hyped up the Alabama players not ours. We should be cheering on our team and coach and motivating them.

The majority of the students chanting probably have no idea why they hate Saban.  They were kids when he coached at LSU and most probably paid no attention at that time.

The students are hurting the brand of LSU as a whole. It is incredibly embarrassing and has absolutely no benefit.

The chant was an insult to our players, coaches and staff. They are working hard to make the fans happy and get the win but their own student section is cheering about the opponent’s coach.

Those chanting are not true LSU football fans and are ruining the experience in Tiger Stadium that has been known as the best for years. Families attend and watch the games and children are hearing these loud obscene chants. Parents did not pay for their kids to hear this and should not have to listen to it.

Players want their fans cheering for them, helping them gain energy and motivation throughout the game. This disgusting chant is not what that want to hear, it does not help the players at all.

The Saban chant was a gift to the Alabama players because it gave them a boost of energy and more motivation to win. Look who came away with the win in overtime, not LSU.

Congratulations students you have successfully embarrassed the university you claim to love, disrespected your team especially the player who was down with an injury and the entire coaching staff.

2014-15 LSU Football Home Games

By Jessica Busada

Gallery: “SEC Nation” Cast Holds Media Session

By Kyle Huber

 

On Friday evening, the eve of the LSU-Alabama game, some of the cast of ESPN’s “SEC Nation” took questions from the media. Those who partook in the session were Joe Tessitore, Tim Tebow, and Marcus Spears

"SEC Nation" makes its way to Baton Rouge

“SEC Nation” makes its way to Baton Rouge

With Tiger Stadium as the backdrop, the "SEC Nation" cast is set to begin a segment.

With Tiger Stadium as the backdrop, the “SEC Nation” cast is set to begin a segment

The segment as begun.

The segment as begun

This segment features Joe Tessitore, former Florida quaterback Tim Tebow, former LSU Tiger Marcus Spears

This segment features Joe Tessitore, former Florida quaterback Tim Tebow, former LSU Tiger Marcus Spears

Joe Tessitore and Tim Tebow discuss the atmosphere in Tiger Stadium

Joe Tessitore and Tim Tebow discuss the atmosphere in Tiger Stadium

Tim Tebow gives his opinions on the LSU and Alabama key players

Tim Tebow gives his opinions on the LSU and Alabama key players

Only a few fans were out at the "SEC Nation" set Friday evening. This fan chose to show is support for LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins

Only a few fans were out at the “SEC Nation” set Friday evening. This fan chose to show his support for LSU offensive lineman La’el Collins

Joe Tessitore speaks with media on his excitement to be in Baton Rouge

Joe Tessitore speaks with media on his excitement to be in Baton Rouge

Former LSU defensive lineman Marcus Spears expresses to the media how much has enjoyed switching to broadcasting

Former LSU defensive lineman Marcus Spears expresses to the media how much he has enjoyed switching to broadcasting

Tim Tebow discusses with the media his experiences in Tiger Stadium and with the LSU fans

Tim Tebow discusses with the media his experiences in Tiger Stadium and with the LSU fans

This production box has the "SEC Nation" stamp of approval

This production box has the “SEC Nation” stamp of approval

A graphic that depicts the states that make up "SEC Nation"

A graphic that depicts the states that make up “SEC Nation”

The "SEC Nation" tour bus parked next to the set

The “SEC Nation” tour bus parked next to the set

The institutions that make up the SEC on the side of the "SEC Nation" bus

The institutions that make up the SEC on the side of the “SEC Nation” bus

The set for side segments for "SEC Nation"

The set for side segments for “SEC Nation”

A fan's view of the "SEC Nation" set

A fan’s view of the “SEC Nation” set

The majestic backdrop for the "SEC Nation" set, a great view of Tiger Stadium

The majestic backdrop for the “SEC Nation” set, a great view of Tiger Stadium

The sun has begun to set in the Western sky, and soon it will be Friday night in Death Valley

The sun has begun to set in the Western sky, and soon it will be Friday night in Death Valley

LSU-Alabama: The Rivalry Continues

By Lauren Goodman

The LSU-Alabama rivalry has become legendary.

Die-hard fans on both sides plan their lives around the November weekend they play each year. Coaches Les Miles and Nick Saban know that this game is one of the most important games on their schedules before the season even begins.

Each coach got their start in the Big Ten, but became coaching legends in the SEC.

Miles is a “Michigan Man.” LSU fans are reminded of this every time there are rumbles of a coaching change there. Remember 2007, 2011, and even this current season in 2014? Miles is always at the top of the list for potential candidates when Michigan begins a head coach search.

Miles was an offensive lineman for coach Bo Schembechler from 1974-1975. He returned there to begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1980 and served as the offensive lineman coach from 1987-1994. The team had four Rose Bowl appearances during that time. It is well known how fond of his alma mater he is.

Saban also got his start in the Big Ten, at Ohio State and Michigan State. He was the defensive backs coach at Ohio State from 1980-1981 and held the same position at Michigan State from 1983-1987 where he eventually became the defensive coordinator during that time. After working in the NFL and as the Toledo head coach, he would return to Michigan State as its head coach from 1995-1999. His success at Michigan State helped him land the head coaching position at LSU in 2000.

During his time at LSU, Saban won two SEC championships, one national championship, and a coach of the year award.  Tiger fans were happy for him when he left to coach in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins. Les Miles was hired by LSU as his replacement.

The modern chapter of the LSU and Alabama rivalry truly began in 2007 when Saban returned to coaching college football after and unsuccessful tenure in the NFL to LSU’s SEC West rival Alabama. The Tigers would now have to play their former coach yearly, and they knew how good of a coach he was.

Alabama is leading the series with LSU from when Saban became their coach in 2007, 5-3. This includes the 2012 BCS National Championship Game where the Crimson Tide beat the Tigers 21-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, which some consider it to be LSU’s home turf.

All of this history leads to a focus on Saturday’s match up. Alabama is currently ranked No. 5, meaning it is on the cusp of entering the new college football playoffs with a chance to play for a national championship.

LSU is ranked No. 16, and the Tigers would love nothing more than to knock Alabama out of contention and continue to improve their standing and make a case for a playoff bid.

It is certainly something the Tiger fans have been waiting for all season.  Miles told ESPN radio. “This is a great rivalry and one that everybody in the state turns out to root for the Tigers. I can say that this is a very special Saturday evening, certainly in Louisiana.”

Saban knows that LSU is playing to win and how hard it is to do so in Death Valley.  He told ESPN, “They have a very good team, who’s playing their best football of the year.”

He added “We play these games one game at a time and this is the most important game, because it is a game we play this week against a very good team on the road in a difficult place to play.”

Miles is hoping for the best from both his team and fans.

“Energy in that stadium that is not describable,” he said. “Other people have called it magical.  Other people have called it crazy.  It is the place the Tigers play best.”

The LSU-Alabama game has taken on a significance that no other regular season college football game has done.  The rivalry continues to intensify as each school remains competitive season after season.

The Tigers are excited to play in front of their home crowd and every Tiger fan is hoping for a win because it means an Alabama loss. There will be no love lost between these two teams on Saturday night.

 

College Gameday’s David Pollack talks LSU and Ole Miss (photo gallery)

Video courtesy of Chuck Colin

 

 

Desmond Howard talks to reporters

Desmond Howard talks to reporters

David Pollack talks to reporters

David Pollack talks to reporters

Crowd awaits College Gameday Cast

Crowd awaits College Gameday Cast

David Pollack reads his notes during a commercial break

David Pollack reads his notes during a commercial break

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The hosts of College Gameday discuss the game picks

The hosts of College Gameday discuss the game picks

David Pollack and Kirk Herbstreit on set

David Pollack and Kirk Herbstreit on set

Samantha Ponder and Coach Miles receive make up during a commercial break

Samantha Ponder and Coach Miles receive make up during a commercial break

Samantha Ponder interviews LSU Head Coach Les Miles

Samantha Ponder interviews LSU Head Coach Les Miles

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College Gameday cast interviews special guests "Duck Dynasty"

College Gameday cast interviews special guests “Duck Dynasty”

Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso discuss the game day picks with special guest

Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso discuss the game day picks with special guest

 

 

 

Video Recap of “ESPN College Gameday” from Baton Rouge

By. Kyle Huber

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