It wasn’t that long ago that Tommy Tuberville was trolling Alabama fans by walking off the field of Jordan-Hare Stadium flashing six fingers to indicate the number of consecutive years Auburn had defeated the Crimson Tide.

Now, Tuberville, who is running for state senator, has to be a little more “politically correct” when it comes to the fans that used to curse his name. He started on Monday by calling the Tide the clear No. 1 team in the nation.

“There’s no doubt about it,” Tuberville said on ‘The Opening Kickoff’ on WNSP-FM 105.5 according to “Those receivers and quarterback, you can’t stop them. No one has an answer for whether it is a back-shoulder throw on a fade route from Tua (Tagovailoa) to the receivers, or if they play outside and take that away, nobody has an answer for the quick slant.”

Even LSU, who has already defeated two teams that were in the top-10 at the time of the matchup, doesn’t have a chance against the Tide, says Tuberville.

“LSU’s got a good team, but they are not Alabama,” he said. “They’re not very good on the defensive line. They give up way too many plays on defense. Alabama will have their way with them.”

Paul Finebaum, who was hosting the radio show, quickly called out Tuberville’s opinion.

“So obvious coming from a candidate for public office in Alabama,” Finebaum said. “I have Ohio State No. 1, but it could easily be Bama or LSU. The Tigers have better wins and Alabama is more explosive, but the Buckeyes right now look like a more complete team.”

Needless to say, Finebaum won’t be running for office anytime soon but it is still funny to see Tuberville try and win some brownie points with the Alabama fan base.