Bayou shenanigans? Power went out at Alabama team hotel ahead of LSU game
The Alabama football team experienced a hiccup to its pregame preparation on Saturday when the power went out at the team hotel ahead of the game at LSU.
The outage was reported across the area, not just at the hotel, Michael Casagrande of AL.com reported. Of course, one of the first reactions was some funny business from the Tiger faithful in the area.
The game itself has a noticeable drop off in buzz from previous years. One notable storyline is Alabama coach Nick Saban is set to return to the sidelines after he missed the Iron Bowl last week following a positive test for COVID-19. Unbeaten Alabama (8-0) is looking for revenge from last year’s game won by now rebuilding LSU (3-4).
Alabama is listed as a four-touchdown favorite in the game. Alabama has won 96 consecutive games against unranked teams since the end of Saban’s first season in 2007. The Tigers, meanwhile, have not lost two straight since coach Ed Orgeron took over four games into the 2016 season. They dropped a game to Texas A&M last week.
The Crimson Tide are motivated by LSU players and coaches celebrating on the field last season at Bryant-Denny Stadium following their win, which snapped an eight-game losing streak in its series with Alabama. LSU then had 14 key players taken in the NFL draft, followed by several more opting out of this pandemic-altered season. The latest came this week from star WR Terrace Marshall.