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While appearing on the Pat McAfee Show, head coach Nick Saban discussed why Texas A&M has become one important rivalry game...
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“I think rivalries come from other teams being good. LSU has always been really, really good. That became a big game. It wasn’t really a natural rivalry. And I think Texas A&M is kinda the same way. They’re really, really good.

“They’ve got a really good team this year. Every year we played them, this has kinda been a pivotal game for them and for us. I think the importance of the game depends on how you define rivalry, I guess. but the importance of the game gets escalated because they have a really good team and I think we have a really good team.

“It’s going to be two good teams playing and we gotta do it on the road in a tough environment. I think that’s a challenge most players really like. That’s why they come to a place like this, to play in games like this.”
(The Spun)
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Vernonbrew229 months
Really wish he would have a stroke. Unfortunately it was me (on the crapper)
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I cant decide which team to root against more.
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athenslife1019 months
The only rivalry Bama has is with Auburn. Full stop.
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samson731039 months
Tennessee, not Auburn, is actually Bama's historical rival.
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RECConspiracy9 months
Dead wrong. Auburn and TN, with LSU right behind
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Wrong. Alabama's biggest rival is the toothbrush.
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BobABooey9 months
Alabama’s biggest rival has always been Alabama.
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GoldenDawg9 months
Breaking news: Head coach says next game is “really important”. Film at 11, updates as they happen.
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luciouslou9 months
Nick should have stayed and won 25 titles in a row. He's all but admitted that bama doesn't have what lsu has. We just haven't had the coach to consistently take advantage of it
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samson731039 months
Bama is unquestionably the premier program in the history of college football. At or near the top in wins, win%, SEC titles, national titles. LSU is a fine program but not on the same level as Bama. But neither is anyone else.
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SomeLSUguy9 months
Samson, you really think Bama would be what they are without Saban? If Saban is at LSU still, we win just as much, if not more... All you have to do is look at Bama before Saban got there. They were far from the premier program they are now. Bama is not premier, Saban is.
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LCL089 months
SomeLSUguy The 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2008 until now Alabama was better than LSU. In the 60s, 70s and 2008 until now Alabama was better than everyone. In the 20s, 30s, 40s, 90s Alabama was better than most. Do you really think if Saban hadn't been at Alabama that Alabama wouldn't have found a great coach at some point to win another NC? If Alabama had quit playing football in 2008 instead of hiring Saban and LSU had hired Saban, LSU still wouldn't be on the same level as Alabama. LSU is not premiere and facts are not on your side!
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TouchdownTony9 months
LSU and aren't natural. UT and Auburn are. LSU and A&M came about for teams battling for a division. Auburn and UT games don't have to have shite on the line. The place is gonna be on fire.
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LSU_Legz9 months
Huh?
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ImBatman9 months
LCL08, Alabama comes back to the pack once Satan retires. I would bet on it.
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LCL089 months
ImBatman Back to the pack from the greatest run in the history of college football, you are probably right. But I think certain fanbases are thinking perpetual 8-4 from here on out, wishful thinking on their part.
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The Boat9 months
LSU wasn’t always a natural rivalry. I wonder what happened, Nick.
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Nix to Twillie9 months
"LSU has always been really good." Subtle flex, Nick.
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Ace Midnight9 months
Bear was famous for that.
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