LSU Football: Familiar face will be across the field from Tigers on Saturday

LSU Football ahead of a matchup against Alabama(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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LSU football is set to take on Alabama on Saturday in Baton Rouge.

When LSU football hosts Alabama on Saturday, there will be a familiar face across the field.

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.

Saban missed Alabama’s game last week against Auburn because he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Tide didn’t miss Saban too much, considering they beat Auburn 42-13.

But obviously, Bama wants their legendary head coach on the sidelines. On Monday, Saban told reporters that he expects to coach against LSU on Saturday.

“I don’t anticipate any problems in being able to coach the game this week,” said Saban (via Cecil Hurt).

Saban, who coached at LSU from 2000-2004, is 10-4 all-time against the Tigers as the head coach at Alabama.

Nick Saban brags a little while discussing matchup against LSU football

Saban isn’t a head coach that does a lot of bragging — even though he definitely could (he has six national championships to his name).

So when he makes a “bragging” type comment, it’s usually warranted.

On Monday, Saban was asked how he felt about a revenge game against LSU (the Tigers beat Alabama last season).

Here’s his response (via Cecil Hurt).

“In our case, and I don’t want to sound facetious here, but we only have a few of those,” said Saban.

I see no lies there.

Saban is right — Alabama doesn’t lose many games.

And it certainly doesn’t look like LSU will be defeating Bama in back-to-back years. Alabama is playing at an extremely high level right now, while the Tigers are still in an obvious rebuild.

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But it won’t be long before LSU is once again a threat to take the SEC West away from Alabama. Maybe as soon as next season.