GeauxTigerNation links: Prep for Alabama

Gary Laney writesInsider: If the No. 6 Tigers are to have any hope of beating the nation’s No. 1 team -- in a repeat of last season’s title game, no less -- LSU is going to have to beef up its passing game, whittle down its tendencies for penalties and shore up its special teams return coverage, among other things.

David Helman writesInsider: With losses on the D-line after this season, the position is likely to be a priority for the Tigers again in 2014.

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