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UT Assistant Says Bama, LSU “Believe They’re Going To Kick Your Butt”

Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has seen #1 LSU and #2 Alabama up close on back-to-back weeks.  The Tigers topped his Vols 38-7 and the Tide followed that up with a nearly identical 37-6 win.

Yesterday, Chaney was asked what makes those squads’ defenses so special:


“The one common factor in both those teams is they walk on the field every Saturday expecting to win.

You say that about a lot of team, but they really deep in their heart and their soul believe that.

They both really believe they’re going to kick your butt.”


Alabama ranks #1 in the nation in total defense, LSU #4. 

Alabama ranks #1 in scoring defense and LSU #2. 

Alabama ranks #1 in rushing defense and LSU #3. 

Alabama ranks #2 in passing defense, LSU #9.

 


5 comments
strickinms
strickinms

Given all the above stats, can someone please explain why LSU is ranked No. 1? This is a mystery to me. I do have my favorite but I would like a serious explanation. I am not trying to start any controversy but I guess I just don't understand the BCS ratings like I thought that I did.

strickinms
strickinms

........Vegasinsider has Oklahoma a 2:1 favorite...........

johnmrsec
johnmrsec

strickinms...

Those are just defensive statistics. They don't reflect offense or special teams. Also, LSU has played a bit tougher schedule to date facing Oregon on a neutral field and West Virginia on the road.

The rankings going into the game don't matter much anyway. It's the rankings come Sunday that will matter.

Thanks for reading,
John

strickinms
strickinms

I have looked at the offensive stats and they appear to favor LSU also. I do understand Sunday's ratings will be very important. Vegasinsider has Oklahom favorite to be National Champs if I read it right and I think I did. I do understand the difference between a Vegas handicapper and the BCS rankings but the Vegas guys have been around a lot longer than the BCS, what say you.



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