This has happened before with the cuz stated in the title back in 2010. He had the game of his life, and the striking
similarity with this game was our inability to stop LSU and Mettenberger on 3rd down.
What is your explanation?
Generally speaking, I think it's a no-brainer that LSU has been preparing for this game for months. 21-0 is pretty good motivation. And I think as well that analysis of this year's D has been going on for several weeks, and not just for the last two. Had they so analyzed Bama's defensive packages that they found what they thought was the best point of vulnerability, blitz packages included? Had the "light come on" for Mettenberger as Danielson hinted during the game? I tend to think not, and feel he will revert back to norm.
A buddy of mine chuckled that LSU had intentionally held Mettenberger back so that Bama wouldn't prepare for him. Interesting to consider, but I asked him what about the loss to Florida. Would they not have turned him loose instead of take one in the L column?
"Uh, well, there goes that theory."
One thing I do feel though. I do not think that the Bama D had been "exposed", as haters and superficial critics suggest with that overused cliche.
What do you think?