When we did our Pre-Season Preview we tabbed LSU as the #4 team in the Nation. The Tigers quickly proved that they were more worthy than that as they beat three top 25 teams in their first four games and climbed to the top of the polls. Despite being without their starting QB, Jordan Jefferson, LSU responded and backup Jarrett Lee played great football at the start of the season. LSU easily dispatched Auburn, Florida and Tennessee to go 8-0 heading into the "Game of the Century" against Alabama.
The Bama game turned out to be some ugly football from an offensive and kicking standpoint but if you like hard-hitting agressive defensives then it was your cup of tea. LSU survived that game and finished up the season beating two good teams in Arkansas and Georgia to finish 13-0 and 8-0 in the SEC. LSU proved without a doubt that they were the best regular season team in college football but the National Championship Game still remained. Despite having already beaten Alabama, the Crimson Tide were clearly the second best team in the Nation and they got a re-match for the Championship. In the BCS NCG, Bama came in and did a great job executing their game plan. LSU didn't and Bama took the title home 21-0. It was a very disappointing end to what had been a fantastic season. Where does LSU go now? We talked with Kris from the great LSU blog Saturday Night Slant to get his take on the 2011 season and a quick peak into 2012.
CFBZ: Obviously the season ended with a thud. What is the lasting memory you will have of this season?.....
check out the blog for our Q&A with Kris