Alabama 21, LSU 0: My Top 10 CBS Contemplations

Richie Whitt, CBSDFW.COM

10. After that epic castration for all the world to see, wonder if those smug, stubborn media members who vowed to vote LSU No. 1 regardless of Monday night’s result followed through on their promise? Of course they didn’t. Well, actually, one knucklehead still voted the Tigers No. 1. Wonder what he watched last night?

9. And it could’ve been worse: Alabama missed a field goal, had one blocked and botched an extra point. 21-0 felt like 41-0. With all the field-goal attempts the real winner was last night was Allstate Insurance and its shrewd sponsorship of the kicking net that was constantly raised and focused upon.

8. “Honey Badger” is a cool nickname and all, but LSU’s overhyped cornerback Tyrann Mathieu got worked over last night. Beat on long passes, blocked in the running game and neutered on kick returns. Yawn.

7. Ladies and gentlemen, we now have a National Champion that didn’t win its conference or even finish first in its division.

6. I know he’s goofy and giddy and “Look-at-that-rascal” corny, but I love Brent Musburger calling a big game.

5. Didn’t think Alabama’s A.J. McCarron would be the best quarterback on the field, but he left no doubt. ‘Bama immediately put LSU on its heels with aggressive play-calling and surprising passes downfield. In the face of a defense that was supposed to intimidate him, McCarron was cool, calm and productive.

4. Nick Saban now has three National Championships. Only coaches with more: Bear Bryant (6), John McKay (4) and Frank Leahy (4). Saban’s secret: “I’m a day-to-day guy. I’m process-oriented.” Take heart, Jason Garrett.

3. Not saying Oklahoma State would beat Alabama, but I am saying I’d like to see the Tide have to face a passing game led by quarterback Brandon Weeden and receiver Justin Blackmon. Says Cowboys coach Mike Gundy, “We’d throw it 50 times against them.”

2. Considering the futility, don’t understand why LSU coach Les Miles didn’t go to backup quarterback Jarrett Lee. The Tigers amassed only 92 yards, five first downs and crossed midfield just once under Jordan Jefferson. LSU wasn’t one-dimensional, it was non-dimensional. Lee couldn’t have been any more harmless.

1. Not sure if Alabama is the best team, but I’m sure they have the best defense. The Tide’s defense never allowed more than 14 points (Georgia Southern got 7 on a kickoff return) and became only the second unit – along with Oklahoma in ’86 – to finish the season ranked No. 1 in all four major statistical categories: Total, scoring, rushing and passing defense. LSU led the SEC averaging 38.5 points per game, but in eight quarters and overtime against ‘Bama the Tigers mustered a measly nine points.


One Comment

  1. Storm_71 says:

    Epic castration huh?? I seem to recall you saying LSU would “roll” Alabama. So now you want to see OK State in the natioanl Championship huh? Odd how your opinion can change from just last Friday. Don’t remember? Here you go from last Fridays stupid whitts end.

    “LSU to roll Alabama. And, no, Oklahoma State didn’t do enough to persuade us they are the best team in college football. They were at the mercy of a 32-yard field goal. It took luck for Stanford to miss the kick, but zero skill on the Cowboys’ part.”

    Your a joke. Why don’t you stand by what you say and admit you where wrong. CBS should be ashamed to keep you employed.

  2. TheRealDirtyP1 says:

    Oh wow, I can actually comment????
    The BCS is broken, it’s so easy to see. If OSU takes care of business, we might not have even seen the best team in the country play? It was a boring game because their defense made it that way. Hell, you know what? A&M might be ok in the SEC. They throw the ball at least. LSU laid a big egg last night, not benching Jefferson was being ignorant. LSU has to worry about Les Miles beating them more times than the opponent.

  3. Dik Hertz says:

    Collecge footbal is whacked NFP RULESSSSS!

  4. Les Miles says:

    Richie Whitt sucks. No doubt about it. His 15 minutes are wrapping up.

  5. ScottsMerkin says:

    agree on Musberger, and if Alabam hadnt missed 4 FG’s the first time, this game might not have happened. And although they were ranked 1 and 2 they certainly werent the 2 best “teams” Teams have an offense too and neither of these guys scored a touchdown on each other until LSU had curled up like a kitten on a blanket.

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