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    Quote Originally Posted by NiteyNight View Post
    How could you not consider LSU our biggest rival after these past few years. This matchup has turned into the elite football game unrivaled by any other.
    Because rivalries have history. This Bama-LSU dance has a long way to go to attain rivalry status.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by SavannahDare View Post
    Because rivalries have history. This Bama-LSU dance has a long way to go to attain rivalry status.
    A very good point. Until CNS arrived at LSU, there was not a whole lot to it. We go to BR, drink their beer , dance with their girls and take home the W . Which we still do quite a bit of.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by SavannahDare View Post
    Because rivalries have history. This Bama-LSU dance has a long way to go to attain rivalry status.
    Let me disabuse you.

    For those of us that remember the Coach Bryant years we consider LSU a rivalry. Bryant vs McClendon
    LSU vs Bama was a big series in the early 1970s when both teams were ranked near the top of the polls for several years. LSU had future all-pro Burt Jones at QB and the games determined the winner of the SEC and right to play for a National Title. It was one of the few games that would be televised nationally. I lived in Boston from 1971-1973 and it was the Bama game that was televised nationally each year. The game made the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1972.

    I am glad to see it regaining its status of rivalry game for the entire nation.

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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Their attachment to him was entirely different from the attachment Bama fans have to him. Saban would probably be the first to acknowledge it. If they had coaches like Thomas, Wade, Bryant and the like in their past, it would be different,but they don't. As I pointed out earlier, I've never heard a Bama fan call him "Nick." They thought they owned a piece of him. They didn't. The difference is that we realize no one does...
    I've always thought LSU fans look at Coach Saban like a lover who jilted them.
    It didn't help matters that they had just told the world that Les was their man,
    that Les was better than Saban...
    When Coach Saban decided to re-enter college football, we made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
    LSU was jealous.
    LSU hated Coach Saban for coming to Alabama. They hate us for hiring him...
    That's a growing part of our rivalry with LSU.
    The line between love and hate is pretty thin in Cajun Country.
    That's my take from talking to folks in Bayou Country.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    IMO, we are LSU's biggest rival, but they are #3 on our list behind the Barn and UT. LSU wants to be our biggest rival, but they just aren't. That isn't to say things can't change, but it will be a long time before I hate LSU worse than the Barn or UT.

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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama1985 View Post
    Let me disabuse you.

    For those of us that remember the Coach Bryant years we consider LSU a rivalry. Bryant vs McClendon
    LSU vs Bama was a big series in the early 1970s when both teams were ranked near the top of the polls for several years. LSU had future all-pro Burt Jones at QB and the games determined the winner of the SEC and right to play for a National Title. It was one of the few games that would be televised nationally. I lived in Boston from 1971-1973 and it was the Bama game that was televised nationally each year. The game made the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1972.

    I am glad to see it regaining its status of rivalry game for the entire nation.
    To an extent but normally the UT game was the one televised other than a couple of times with LSU when Bert Jones was QB'ing the Bengal Tigers. A couple of years later an LSU game with Charles Alexander who was honored Saturday night was televised as well.

    Young folks today probably have a tough time with the fact back then (sixties and early seventies) there was only one game nationally televised each week. No cable/ESPN, etc. It was nearly always the biggest rivalries that were shown.

    On Sunday there was a network (ABC?) recap of the biggest games otherwise you just didn't see the teams play.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    It seems LSU fans hate Coach Saban with the same level of hate that Auburn and Tennessee hate the Alabama program. Hating the HC is does not elevate the series to rival hate.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    To me, they're a rival because they're in the west; they're a heated rival because it's the one game that is always (so it seems) a last possession type of game. That said, to me it's also a rival without the disdain I reserve for all things pumpkin and TSDTR.
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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    Quote Originally Posted by SavannahDare View Post
    Because rivalries have history. This Bama-LSU dance has a long way to go to attain rivalry status.
    I agree, but the last few years have added to this game's history. If it continues, and Auburn along with Tennessee stay as uncompetitive as LSU was for so long, I can see it growing into what you are talking about.

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    Re: Did anyone attending the BAMA vs LSU notice the chant against Coach

    SEC rivalries go back a long way.
    The one with LSU started in 1895.
    It's as old as the games with UGA, Ole Miss, Miss St, etc.

    The rivalry with Auburn didn't resume until 1948.
    I vaguely remember grown-ups saying we've got to beat AU because "they're just getting too big for their britches down there."
    That was probably around 1962 or 1963.

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