Paul Finebaum passionately explains why the game is more important to Alabama than LSU
Alabama’s winning streak over LSU, currently at eight games, makes one wonder if this titanic clash on Saturday in Tuscaloosa might be more important to the Tigers.
After all, it’s been two years since LSU coach Ed Orgeron declared, “we comin’ and we not backing down.”
But SEC Network host Paul Finebaum took a difference stance on ESPN’s “Get Up” Tuesday morning, when he said why this game is more important to the home team. LSU, after all, has a stronger resume, with wins over Texas, Florida and Auburn.
“Alabama must win this game,” Finebaum said. “Nick Saban is the only coach in the last 80 years to win the national championship without winning his division. That dog’s not going to hunt this time around.”
Host Mike Greenberg then asked Finebaum to clarify.
“I’m so glad you asked me that question,” Finebaum said. “Because Alabama doesn’t have a good win other than Texas A&M, which is not really a good win. So if LSU goes to Alabama, a place that nobody wins, they’ve lost three games in the last seven years, and LSU loses, that’s still a really quality loss. If Alabama loses at home? Forget about it.”
“Alabama must 👏 win 👏 this 👏 game.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 5, 2019