BATON ROUGE, La. -- Only now, with two games remaining (unofficially, of course) in Johnny Manziel's short but captivating college football career, do we have a handle on what it takes to make Johnny Football look mortal.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's about that time. No, it's not the "Game of the Century" as Alabama-LSU matches have been called in years past, but Saturday's game in Tuscaloosa might just be the biggest of the season for the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
about 31 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's offensive line represents the ultimate failure to manage expectations, to live in the world as it is as opposed to the world as it might become. This season's line wasn't the same as its predecessor, but it was expected to have the same type of production.
about 32 days ago | Alex Scarborough | Alabama Crimson Tide
Talk about a role reversal. It was a changeup from the usual LSU narrative, which typically has the Tigers winning games with a dominant defense. For the first six games of the season, the talk was more about the offense, while the defense didn't quite resemble what Tigers fans have become accustomed to.
The partnership between LSU's Zach Mettenberger and Cam Cameron is still in the honeymoon stage, but it will face its toughest test to date when Florida visits on Saturday. Thus far, Tigers fans could hardly have expected more from their quarterback, Mettenberger, and first-year offensive coordinator, Cameron, who have turned LSU's formerly unimaginative offense into a juggernaut.
LSU is quickly emerging as a national-title contender. The Tigers look like the most balanced team in the SEC through the first four weeks, but they face their toughest yet on Saturday when they visit Georgia for a top-10 matchup between the hedges.
When LSU meets Georgia in Athens on Saturday, Ego Ferguson expects a slugfest up front. LSU's junior defensive tackle knows playing with the big uglies in the SEC means constant fights each week, but this one feels different.