Ed Orgeron weighs in on possible LSU-Alabama rematch
Before the LSU-Alabama matchup, a lot of analysts claimed it was a must-win game for the Crimson Tide to make the College Football Playoff. In just one week, the narrative around the game has changed drastically, as several experts have already looked into the possibility of a LSU-Alabama rematch.
On ESPN’s First Take on Thursday, Steve A. Smith asked LSU coach Ed Orgeron about the possibility of a rematch.
“Whoever they tell us to play, when we do get there, if we do get there, we’re gonna play them,” Orgeron said. “And if it’s Alabama, it’s Alabama. That’s out of our control. I do believe the best teams need to be in the College Football Playoff. But that’s completely out of my control. We can control beating Ole Miss this week and that’s what I’m thinking about.”
While that could be considered the political correct answer, there wasn’t much politically correct about FOX Sports broadcaster Tim Brando’s opinion on the subject, as he ripped the selection committee for having Alabama rated at No. 5 in the latest rankings.
ESPN’s Rece Davis had a differing opinion, saying that despite the “great theater” it would create, he thinks the committee will try to avoid a LSU-Alabama rematch unless it’s obviously the only choice they have because everyone else has lost.
LSU and Alabama met in a rematch during the 2011 National Championship after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide, 9-6, during the regular season.