Brian Robinson Jr. says LSU's 'disrespect' in 2019 is fueling Alabama this week
Brian Robinson Jr. was a junior at Alabama in 2019. By the Crimson Tide’s lofty standards, that was a down season, as they had 2 losses and fell short of reaching both the SEC Championship Game and College Football Playoff.
Among those defeats was a home loss to LSU, which went on to go 15-0 and win the national title. It was the first time that the Tigers had defeated the Tide in Tuscaloosa since 2011, and it snapped LSU’s 8-game losing streak against Alabama.
The Crimson Tide bounced back against the Tigers in 2020, notching a 55-17 win in Baton Rouge. But LSU hasn’t been back to Bryant-Denny Stadium since that 2019 game — until this Saturday.
Alabama and LSU are set to continue its rivalry series this week. And leading up to the game, Robinson has 1 thing on his mind — the way that the Tigers celebrated on the Crimson Tide’s home field in 2019, when Joe Burrow was carried off the field as the hero of a 46-41 game.
“That’s something that we keep lingering,” Robinson said on Monday, per AL.com’s Michael Casagrande. “We make sure people know just the disrespect that was with that, how it made us feel and everything we have to do to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
And Robinson added that it’s impacting the way Alabama is preparing for this game.
“We feel like we’ve got to respond to that,” Robinson said, per Casagrande.
LSU isn’t the same dominant team it was in 2019, as it’s currently 4-4 this season, which includes a 2-3 record in SEC play. The Tigers have lost 3 of their past 4 games, including their last matchup at Ole Miss 2 weeks ago.
Alabama will look to notch its third straight win and improve to 8-1 when it faces LSU on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.