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It was an amazing game. And while a lot of folks are talking about the interception that wasn't, I'm amazed that Alabama was not called for holding one single time. Because it seemed like on every other replay, a Tide player had a handful of Tiger jersey.
Rahim Alem probably needs to put his jersey in the dryer a little extra longer.
But don't look for Miles to be too critical. Ol' Mike Slive will send his posse down to burn his farmland if that happens.
One of my favorite all-time quotes comes from Lou Holtz when he was funny and when he had all his senses.
Holtz said in the next war they should put whistles on everybody so noboby could critize anyone else.
That's better than his quote, "It's not the load that breaks you down - its the way you carry it."
I'm kind of curious what he meant by this one.
But moving on ... give credit to Alabama.
While I question some of the play-calling of Les Miles (get rid of that darn option with Jordan Jefferson), I question why Nick Saban just did not run it to the left 90 percent of the game.
Mark Ingram could have had 300 yards in that contest if he would have had more carries.
I was worried when Miles came out for the second half and seemed content to how LSU was playing.
Meanwhile, Saban was his crafty self.
My son, Jake, even said before the second half kickoff that when Saban was at LSU, that it hardly ever failed in big games that LSU would come out and march down the field for a score when they had first possession of the second half.
Sure enough, Alabama marched right down the field and took the lead on their first possession of the second half.
Once again, LSU was its own worst enemy. How can you not know how to line up in the ninth game of the season?
Both teams missed big scoring opportunities. Greg McElroy misfiring on a couple of passes that would have been touchdowns, and Charles Scott dropping a pass that would have been a huge gainer when Jefferson was scrambling.
One final thought — there is no justice if LSU wins out and Southern Cal gets a BCS bid over the Tigers.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next three weeks.
LSU certainly has two tough games remaining against Ole Miss and Arkansas. And a battered Tiger team better be ready to play against Louisiana Tech Saturday.
You know Florida, Texas, Alabama and Boise State are in. Throw in Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Oregon, Ohio State, TCU, USC , Iowa, Penn State, Miami and Oklahoma State and you have the makings for a real fire storm.