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15 Alabama-LSU Headlines (Plus A Bonus) – 11/3/11

Line watch:  No movement today, the line is at Alabama -4.5 for the second consecutive day.  It opened at Bama -4 and then moved to -5 before settling in at the current position.

Ticket watch:  According to, the highest price for tickets is $1,177 a piece for four in the lower level of Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Earlier this week two tickets were going for more than $10,000 a pop.

And now the headlines…

1.  Trent Richardson will take to the Heisman stage on Saturday.

2.  CBS’ Gary Danielson says “this game means everything.”

3.  SEC coaches weigh in on the game and its significance.

4.  Florida’s Trey Burton said Alabama’s defense is better than LSU’s… “hands down, a lot better.”

5.  Bama backup tailback Eddie Lacy had a noticeable limp at practice yesterday.

6.  ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit says he and Brent Musburger will have the LSU-Bama game on while they’re calling Oklahoma State-Kansas State. 

7.  The Tigers’ offseason work led to a leaner, tougher defense in 2011.

8.  John Chavis will probably use more of his base defense against the Tide.

9.  Nick Saban and Les Miles have both been highly successful, but they have two different approaches to life and football.

10.  What if Miles were Alabama’s head coach?

11.  LSU’s been rolling since last year’s win over the Crimson Tide.

12.  Is Bama’s D an all-time great… or just very good and fortunate?

13.  Saban isn’t ready to crown his defense just yet.

14.  If the Tide wins Saturday, give some credit to their mental conditioning coach.

15.  Last year’s fourth-down gamble against Bama changed everything for Miles.

BONUS — Writers for The Sporting News have made their predictions.

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Tornado Rolls Right By Bryant-Denny Stadium

The massive mile-wide tornado that smacked Tuscaloosa yesterday afternoon came incredibly close to Bryant-Denny Stadium.

In this 8-minute clip from WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa, you can see the tornado approach the stadium:

And, if you don’t mind some natural sound filled with obscenities, you can check out this video of the tornado moving by the stadium, shot from a nearby apartment.

According to the site, a University of Alabama staffer reported that the tornado came within 250 yards of Bama’s home field.

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Carter: Meyer’s Legacy At UF More Than Two National Titles

He walked alone in the darkness toward the team plane resting on a runway in Tuscaloosa around midnight on Oct. 2. Urban Meyer had the look of a man in deep thought and not too pleased about his evening. A little while earlier, the team buses had pulled away from Bryant-Denny Stadium following a 31-6 loss to No. 1-ranked Alabama in a rematch of the 2009 SEC Championship Game. The loss was the Gators' first since Meyer's health scare 10 months earlier.

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Newton Leads Historic Comeback

The mischievous sound operators at Bryant-Denny Stadium tried to establish a theme for No. 9 Alabama’s game with No. 2 Auburn on Friday afternoon during warm-ups.

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No. 9 Alabama Falls to No. 2 Auburn, 28-27

The No. 9 Alabama football team lost for first time in its last 20 games at home, dropping a 28-27 decision in the 75th Iron Bowl to the No. 2 Auburn Tigers on Friday before a capacity crowd of 101,821 at Bryant-Denny Stadium

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‘Bama Public Address Paging Mr. Newton . . .

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‘Bama Public Address Paging Mr. Newton . . .

Here’s to you, Mr. Bryant-Denny Stadium musical director. You spent all week figuring out exactly how to twist the knife into Cam Newton’s soul {that choice was totally coincidental!!!!}. You’ll be accused of being tasteless, or perhaps being a part of the great anti-Auburn conspurcy {It all starts with Barack Obammer!!!}. But you don’t care. You just wish he was going to be back next year so that you could serenade him with Kenny Chesny’s groundbreaking cover of P. Diddy’s All About the Benjamins. {Words to live by!!!!}.

So here’s to you, Mr. Unidentified Bryant-Denny Stadium musical director.

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Crimson Tide Fine Tune Game Plan for Auburn

The Alabama football team held a 90-minute practice in shells Wednesday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to finalize preparations for FridayÂfs annual Iron Bowl against Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Alabama Set for Iron Bowl on Friday

Alabama concludes the 2010 regular season with the 75th Iron Bowl on Friday, November 26, at Bryant-Denny Stadium on CBS. The ninth-ranked Crimson Tide square off with the No. 2/2 Tigers at 1:30 p.m. CST on Senior Day at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Friday Rewind: A Look Back at Alabama’s Win Against Georgia State

In a rare Thursday night game for Alabama, the No. 10-ranked Crimson Tide beat the Georgia State Panthers 63-7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama dominated on both sides of the ball, racking up 478 total yards (262 rushing, 216 passing) while the defense forced five turnovers that led to 35 Alabama points.

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Sunday Rewind: A Look Back at Alabama’s Win Over Mississippi State

In its first game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in almost a month, the No. 12 Alabama football team returned to form Saturday night with a 30-10 victory over the No. 17 Mississippi State Bulldogs.

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