The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide host No. 19 LSU on Saturday night in a big SEC West showdown.

The Crimson Tide defense will be taking on LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s offense for the first time, so that will certainly be a matchup to watch.

However, on Saturday morning’s episode of College GameDay, analyst Kirk Herbstreit said the bye week helped Alabama get healthy and prepare for what Canada will throw their way.

“This team lost seven starters off the defense,” he said. “They open up with Florida State and had some injuries with the linebackers. They’re finally starting to get healthy and look what they’ve done. They’ve had a bye week to get ready for this LSU Matt Canada offense and I think that will help as well.”

Herbstreit added that the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, which Alabama won 21-0 over LSU, has set the LSU program back. However, he continued, it’ll be interesting to see if Canada can help flip the script.

“LSU has never recovered from that game,” he said. “We’ll see if a new offensive coordinator helps.”

Saturday night’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. Central time and can be seen on CBS.