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Les Miles is Likable Due to the Art of the Scribe

One of the tests of a good writer is to compel you to sympathize with an unlikable character.

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Game of the Century? Some Historical Perspective

Every now and then, two behemoths get together on the gridiron and focus the attention of the college football world. That’s what will happen this Saturday night in Tuscaloosa as No. 1 LSU visits No. 2 Alabama.

The hype-fueled world of today creates a lot of things out of nothing. Seemingly more often than not, the hyped matchups fall flat to our expectations. Anytime Number One faces Number Two, the moniker “Game of the Century” (GOTC) gets dragged out of the closet, dusted off and shined up.

The BCS has made a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup a yearly event. But before the 1998 season, such matchups were pretty rare occurrences, especially before the bowl season.

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LSU Overwhelms Tennessee

LSU 38  Tennessee 7
15 October 2011 | Neyland Stadium | ATT: 101,822
Recap | Boxscore | Play-by-Play | Drive Chart

Stymied by two big LSU Tiger plays in the first half, the Vols were then pummeled into submission in the second half. It was perhaps the most physical beat-down the Vols have ever suffered in the long history of Neyland Stadium.

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For the Record: Week 6

For the record…

The Vols face a formidable opponent in LSU on Saturday. After a very disappointing loss against Georgia during which Tennessee lost their composure and confidence, and their quarterback, in the second half, the Vols must conquer their minds if they are to be competitive against the number one ranked Tigers. Thus, the theme of this week’s For the Record is Fear.

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Hello, Is There Any Hope In There?

LSU Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Saturday 15 October 2011 | 3:30 pm EDT
Neyland Stadium | Knoxville, TN | CBS

The Vols host LSU Saturday afternoon at the General’s house. Unfortunately, we’re unable to do what my momma always told me to do: put your best foot forward. Our best QB is injured and out. Our best RB is injured and out. Our best WR is injured and out. Our best DL is injured and out. And, our best CB/S was dismissed from the team.

That’s no way to treat the number one ranked team in the land when they pay you a visit.

That pitiful circumstance notwithstanding, it is still irresistible to revisit last year’s game in Baton Rouge in order to find some solace and hope for Saturday.

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A Frightening Look at LSU Last Week

With one eye forward to Neyland Stadium on Saturday, peaking through palms of hands, here is one eye backward at what LSU did at Tiger Stadium last Saturday.

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