Les Miles offers prediction for Saturday's colossal LSU-Alabama game
Despite being fired from LSU in 2016, Les Miles has been awfully supportive of the Tigers ever since.
So supportive, in fact, that he foresees an LSU win against No. 1 Alabama this weekend.
In an appearance on Wednesday’s “The Paul Finebaum Show,” Miles officially predicted the No. 3 Tigers to finally end their seven-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide.
“The secondary wins against Alabama,” Miles said. “I think they’ll have to run the ball to beat LSU, and I don’t think that’s going to happen. I think the linebacker corps and the line match up well with Alabama. If you can’t throw it and you can’t run it, the QB will have to run it. That’s where an injury would be most telling.”
Considering that Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been dealing with a knee issue for the past three weeks, that scenario isn’t entirely out of the question.
But many think the Tigers are a long shot to even challenge Alabama. LSU opened as a 14.5-point underdog against its hated rival, which are the worst odds the Tigers have been assigned in a home game since 1997.
Miles couldn’t figure out the Crimson Tide following LSU’s 9-6 overtime win in the 2011 “Game of the Century,” which largely contributed to his firing. Still, Miles seems pretty confident his successor can find a way to beat Alabama.