Remember how dominant that 2019 LSU National Championship team was?
Seriously, they’ll go down as one of the best teams ever when it’s all said and done.
That same year, LSU took down the mighty Alabama by a score of 46-41, snapping a massive losing streak to the Crimson Tide. And Coach O, as Coach O does, had a few choice words for the Tide after the game.
An LSU player live-streamed the man’s viral postgame speech, catching him saying:
“We gonna beat their ass in recruiting. We’re gonna beat their ass every time they see us. You understand that? Roll Tide what? Fuck you!”
That’s easy to say when you’re so close to reaching the mountaintop, but if there’s one thing that’s certain in college football, never give Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide more ammunition.
Since that magical season, LSU has only garnered a record of 9-9 since, and has looked far from a top SEC team, much less a team that’s gonna beat Alabama’s ass every year.
Now, in an attempt to save face and not looking like an idiot for his upcoming game against ‘Bama this weekend, he’s taking back his words, according to his latest SEC teleconference:
“That was something that was me in privacy of a locker room. I wish it wouldn’t have gotten out.
I meant no disrespect to anybody at Alabama. I just wish that wouldn’t have gotten out. That was not supposed to get out. It wasn’t intended to.”
That’s translation for:
“Oh God Nick I’m so sorry please don’t hurt us. Please don’t whoop our ass 70-0 this Saturday!”
Coach O is one of the most passionate and interesting characters in all of college football, and he lives and dies by that mantra.
Judging by the gap between the two teams this year, things could get ugly quick on Saturday.
He then discussed how his team is ready to go out and face the mighty Tide this Saturday, and you never know what can happen in college football:
“This is the first time I heard it. I remember I was at Ole Miss, we came to play LSU and we were a 27-point underdog and we went into overtime. Those games go either way. They’re a very good football team, give them credit, but we’re going to be ready to play.
These guys are anxious, they’re ready to play. It’s LSU-Alabama, throw all the records out. That’s enough said and they’re going to be ready to go. I’m going to be ready to go and it’s a tremendous challenge, lot of respect for this football team, but we’re coming.”
Of course, Ed is on his way out after this season, with a $17 million dollar bag, so… don’t think he’s worried about ANYTHING right now.