Colin Cowherd explains why he'll take 'Bama big' against LSU
Many are excited for the next edition of the Alabama-LSU rivalry to take place in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday. However, not everybody is willing to call this matchup between two of the country’s top teams a “rivalry,” which includes FS1’s Colin Cowherd.
Why exactly? Well, Cowherd sees this as a one-sided series, and he doesn’t think that’s about to change.
“I trust ‘Bama and their defense and their coaching way more than LSU,” Cowherd said on “The Herd” on Thursday. “I’ll take ‘Bama big.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 7, 2019
Alabama has won its last eight matchups against LSU. The last time the Tigers won in the series was 2011, which was also the last time the two teams faced off as the top two teams in the AP poll. Just like this time, LSU was No. 1 and Alabama was No. 2.
But Cowherd thinks the Crimson Tide have a clear advantage again this year because of the leadership of head coach Nick Saban.
“Alabama’s going to win it, and they’re going to win it decisively,” Cowherd said. “Because this series is about Nick Saban. Nick Saban was 4-1 against Alabama when he coached LSU. He’s 10-3 in this series against LSU when he’s coaching ‘Bama. Nick Saban has been in this game 18 times and he’s won 14, and he’s going to roll Saturday. …
“If [quarterback] Tua [Tagovailoa] plays, ‘Bama is winning by two touchdowns.”
Cowherd also hasn’t been that impressed by LSU, which is ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll and No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings, a spot higher than Alabama in both.
“LSU did not find a new concept,” Cowherd said. “You know what LSU did? They went to the Saints, hired a guy and updated to this century, because they’ve been one of the most antiquated passing games in college football for 20 years and they’re finally throwing it like everybody else. They joined the party, they have not elevated anything. …
“They’re not doing anything Nick Saban hasn’t seen 100 times.”
Alabama and LSU are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.