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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
An inside look at the LSU Tigers

By Edward Aschoff

BATON ROUGE, La. -- ESPN will go inside with LSU's football program on Tuesday, bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at the the top-ranked Tigers.

Erin Andrews will be handling the TV side of things, hanging with coach Les Miles and his group of laid-back, chummy players all day. She'll also take you in for some inside looks at how this coaching staff is preparing for the epic matchup with No. 2 Alabama Saturday.

I'll be blogging away from morning to night, keeping you updated on the Tigers' day of preparation.

You can follow all the updates on ESPN and ESPN.com on the SEC blog.

After hanging with this team Monday, I got the sense that it is really cool and collected right now. None of the players seemed stressed about such a big matchup and they certainly weren't afraid to speak their minds. That is totally a reflection of their head coach. Miles was an absolute riot with the media during his Monday news conference.

Some players were talking about defensive bragging rights being on the line and others talked about showing who has the best team.

There wasn't any trash talk toward Alabama and it's obvious that the Tigers have tremendous respect for the Crimson Tide, but it's finally time to settle who really is the best in college football.

We'll take a closer look at what Tuesday is like during Alabama game week for this fun group of Tigers.