I like LSU and yeah their talent stacks up with most teams. Still don't love their offense though. If you can't score at will against A&M, you kinda suck. That's hyperbole, but they should've won by a wider margin. I don't think they're as good as the top 4, but they could beat anyone with a bit of luck.
Actually, yeah LSU can beat any of those top 4 besides Bama. They'd need the most breaks against them to win. I'm glad it's in Baton Rouge this year.
Well, the offense is the way it is because we follow the Les Miles philosophy of running the ball to victory or running the ball to defeat. Our offense, to this point at least, has been inconsistent at best and downright poor at worst. Offensive line is shaky. Running backs are loaded. Receivers too, for that matter talent wise. The talent is there, but as usual, we don't have a quarterback which has been the mantra of the LSU fan since Flynn left in 2007. The philosophy and inability to attract a top-tier quarterback at one of the premier football schools in the nation is what makes this offense the way it is.
Regardless, A&M is a tough place to play. 6-1 is 6-1 to me, whether it be a firing on all cylinders victory or an outright shit fest which is what our SEC games have been this year so far. I'll take the ugly win on the road to a 3 point loss with both teams scoring 50+ points like Louisiana Tech and TAMU last week.
About Alabama - yeah, it's going to be crazy. Two of the, if not the, top defenses in college football going head to head. Bama is lightyears ahead of us on offense though. I've always said that you're not going to get a lucky win with inferior talent against Alabama with Saban there. You need equal talent to compete with them and maybe a little luck to win if they're so far better than you in a phase of the game. Death Valley will be rocking, though, with a team and fan base with cloudy memories of 1/9 wanting revenge on their mind.
Les Miles is 3-3 against Saban as Head Coach at LSU for a reason. Alabama will be in for a slugfest.