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FleshEatingSalsa
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"Experts" Prediction Compilation for Bama-LSU


A list of who's picking whom for the Game of The Millennium. If a score is not predicted, only the winner will be listed. Please link any additions and I will update. (National/Regional Media Only. I will not include every blogger and radio host in Alabama and LA)

Special thanks and credit to slackster for help with the compilation.


To Date Media Count Here:
29 pick Bama
12 pick LSU




Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN | Bama 23 - LSU 20

SEC Football Blogger | Bama 19 - LSU 14

Mike Huguenin | Yahoo/Rivals | Bama

Gerry Ahern | Yahoo/Rivals | Bama

Yahoo Users | Yahoo/Rivals | Bama

Pete Fiutak | CFN/Scout | LSU 20 - Bama 16

Phil Steele | Bama 17 - LSU 6

WhatIfSports Simulation | Fox/MSN | Bama 25 - LSU 23 (Simulated 101 times with Bama winning 61.4%)

Scout's Edge | ESPN Insider | LSU 20 - Bama 17

Vincent Thomas | Fox Sports South | Bama 20 - LSU 13

Pat Forde | Yahoo/Rivals | Bama 14 - LSU 13

Lars Anderson | Sports Illustrated | Bama 17 - LSU 14

Chad Gilbert | Out Kick The Coverage | LSU 21 - Bama 20

Bill King | 247sports.com | Bama 17 - LSU 10

CBS Sports CFB Panel | 4 of 5 Pick Bama (Feldman and McMurphy not incl. - listed separately below)

Ralph Russo | ABC News/Assoc. Press | Bama 23 - LSU 17

Chris Low | ESPN SEC | Bama 21 - LSU 13

Edward Aschoff | ESPN SEC | Bama 23 - LSU 20

Adam Rittenberg | ESPN Big 10 | LSU 17 - Bama 14

Brian Bennett | ESPN Big 10 | Bama 21 - LSU 17

Jesse Palmer | Palmer & Pollack/ESPN | LSU

David Pollack | Palmer & Pollack/ESPN | Bama

Will Harris | ESPN Insider | Bama 31 - LSU 3 (lolwut?)

Mel Kiper | ESPN NFL | Bama

Todd McShay | ESPN NFL | LSU

Old Sage | The Nether | Bama 24 - LSU 13

Bruce Feldman | CBSSports.com | Bama 17 - LSU 10

Brett McMurphy | CBSSports.com | LSU 27- Bama 24

Stewart Mandel | SI.com | Bama 27 - LSU 20

Jim Rome | Radio | Bama 24 - LSU 20

Scott VanPelt | SVP Show/ESPN Radio | Bama 27- LSU 20

Ryen Russillo | SVP Show/ESPN Radio | Bama 24 - LSU 21

Mark May | ESPN | Bama

Lou Holtz | ESPN | LSU

Tim Couch | SEC Gridiron Live | LSU

Randy Cross | SEC Gridiron Live | LSU

Kevin Carter | SEC Gridiron Live | Bama

Matt Hayes | Sporting News | LSU 22 - Bama 19

Steven Lassan | Athlon Sports | Bama 24 - LSU 20

NBC Sports | MSNBC.com | LSU

Fox Sports/MSN | Fearless Prediction | LSU 20 - Bama 16





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NawlinsTigah270
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CFN - LSU 20 - Bama 16
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LSU is just a bit better. There’s more of a swagger on defense, and there’s more of a physical style on offense. The Lee/Jefferson combination will be a little bit better than McCarron, and the LSU running back combo of Spencer Ware and Michael Ford will hold serve against the Bama 1-2 punch of Richardson and Eddie Lacy.

In the end, it’ll come down to whichever team controls the turnover margin. LSU is No. 2 in the nation behind Oklahoma State at a +1.88 per game, while Alabama is +0.75. Both teams are stingy with the ball, both teams are efficient, and both teams are physical. LSU is just a little bit better at all three







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Phil Steele

#1 LSU AT #2 ALABAMA
Rushing
Passing
Points
TO’s
ST
LSU 90
85
18
1.6
-
ALABAMA
150
190
26
1.8
-
LAST 14 YEAR MATCHUPS
First #1 vs #2 matchup in the reg ssn S/’06 and the first matchup of the top 2 tms in Bryant-Denny Stadium history. This is Saban Bowl 5 and Bama and LSU have split the L/4 meetings since Saban took over at Bama. Both teams are off a bye and LY both tms were also off byes and LSU held AL to a ssn low 102 rush yds while LSU rushed for 225 yds and pulled out a 24-21 win. LSU has outgained the Tide in 4 of the last 5 and Miles is 4-2 vs AL (only LSU HC to ever beat AL 4x). The Tigers are led by QB Lee who is avg 156 ypg (63%) w/a 13-1 ratio (#12 NCAA pass eff) while Jefferson has played in the L/4 and is getting more reps each week. RB Ware leads with 512 (4.0) and after being susp vs Aub will be back here along with defensive star Mathieu. Bama’s young QB McCarron is becoming more than just a game-manager and is avg 208 ypg (67%) with a 10-3 ratio while RB Richardson 989 (6.6, #7 NCAA) and 17 TD’s could lock up a trip to NY for the Heisman with a big gm here. While LSU’s D gets alot of pub they are giving up 251 ypg (14.4 FD’s) while Bama’s D only allows 181 ypg (9.9 FD’s). Bama is also +280 ypg while LSU is +120 ypg. While it is well noted that LSU is 30-1 S/’01 in AG’s w/a start of 6:00 pm or later, Bama is 25-1 at home S/’07, has the better D, the better HC and the best player on the field in Richardson. Add it all up and Bama stakes their claim for the national title! Roll Tide!
PHIL’S FORECAST: ALABAMA 24 LSU 6






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Lsuhoohoo
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its a shame that so many members of the media are going to have to eat crow.





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alabamabuckeye
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quote:

There’s more of a swagger on defense


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and there’s more of a physical style on offense


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the LSU running back combo of Spencer Ware and Michael Ford will hold serve against the Bama 1-2 punch of Richardson and Eddie Lacy.


This is all complete horse shit, fwiw.






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NawlinsTigah270
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This is all complete horse shit, fwiw.

All these predictions are horse shite opinions by "experts". I agree that LSU does have more swagger on defense. How many more turnovers have they forced than Bama?






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Analyze That
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Who the hell is Phil Steele?





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alabamabuckeye
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What the hell does swagger matter when Alabama has a better defense than LSU in every category but one?





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BamaFan89
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quote:

There’s more of a swagger on defense




quote:

there’s more of a physical style on offense




quote:

the LSU running back combo of Spencer Ware and Michael Ford will hold serve against the Bama 1-2 punch of Richardson and Eddie Lacy








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NawlinsTigah270
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An expert like the rest of the media and everybody on this board





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Maximus
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ESPN Scouts' Edge

Alabama's staff is a stronger game-planning group, so it would stand to reason that it gains an advantage from an extra week of preparation. However, LSU's Les Miles and his coordinators (Chavis and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa) have done an underrated job of preparing their team this season and LSU is a proven commodity in big games on the road. Also consider that since 1970 the road team in this rivalry is 27-13-1, and while the home team has won the last two meetings, at no point in the history of this matchup has the home team won three straight.

Both teams are loaded with talent, but we think LSU has an edge in three key areas: perimeter offense, perimeter defense, and quarterback. Randle is the only true vertical threat in this game and his presence should help open up room for the rest of the offense. The Crimson Tide's lack of a true game-breaker at wide receiver will allow Chavis to man-up with Claiborne and Mathieu on the outside and consistently load up the box with eight and nine defenders versus Richardson and their run game. If Lee continues to limit his mistakes and manage the game at a high level -- specifically, getting his protections set and getting out of negative plays with good pre-snap reads -- the Tigers are strong enough in all other areas to top Alabama in its own backyard.

Prediction: Tigers 20, Crimson Tide 17






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NawlinsTigah270
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What the hell does swagger matter when Alabama has a better defense than LSU in every category but one?

I'll take more turnovers in exchange for those 60 yards of offense and 3 points per game more given up by LSU. Not to mention it has been posted many times we have faced better offenses overall than Bama has






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Swat5
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You really think all of this wouldnt be exactly the opposite if this game was in Tiger Stadium?

The experts are going with the home team...it's the easy pick when you have two equally great teams.







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FleshEatingSalsa
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quote:

You really think all of this wouldnt be exactly the opposite if this game was in Tiger Stadium?

The experts are going with the home team...it's the easy pick when you have two equally great teams.


I don't give a shite. I just thought it would be nice to have one place to go to see all the picks.







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flomacanes
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Both teams are loaded with talent, but we think LSU has an edge in three key areas: perimeter offense, perimeter defense, and quarterback.


So that means Alabama has the edge at:
interior offense
interior defense
running back
secondary
linebackers







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taylormade
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cool..

thx. salsa man..







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FleshEatingSalsa
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thx. salsa man..


You're welcome, my friend.






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snake1
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quote:

What the hell does swagger matter when Alabama has a better defense than LSU in every category but one?



Everyone needs to understand that stats mean very little in football...Once you suit up and get on that feild, all those stats go out the window...
The only thing football stats are good for is getting awards and hardware at the end of the season...

REMEMBER THIS...

The team that performs the best on both sides of the ball will win the game....
turn overs and feild position will be a deciding factor......

Good luck to LSU & BAMA.....






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chilld28
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FleshEatingSalsa
Great thread and a great idea.






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Mo Jeaux
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Nice post. I am, as always, a contrarian. This thread seals my belief in an LSU win.





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