I actually got/borrowed/stole this idea from Brian Holland form NBC Local 33. One question led to another around here about who LSU's true football rival really is. If I had asked the question 2 years ago, the answer would probably a resounding "Alabama." The answer now might be a toss-up between the two schools after last year's 74-72 loss to the Aggies. Difficult to make a call on that. Kinda like the refs at Kyle Field last year. (Right?)
Texas A & M has the heritage with a rivalry that dates back to the late 1899. That rivalry obviously cooled between 1996 and 2011 when the Tigers and Aggies did not play each other. Not to mention the fact Alabama has beaten us the 8 previous meetings. However, last year, Texas A & M lit the fuse on the old rivalry once again when the Aggies gave the Tigers the resounding bitter taste of a controversial 7 OT loss.
Here's the bottom line for me. In my mind, Texas A & M is now officially the rival once again. It's hard to make Alabama a "rival," when we've been beaten by the Tide 8 years in a row. So let me make the distinction. Texas A & M is our rival. Alabama is our hated enemy. So much so, we would even cheer for our rival Aggies to beat them. Or anyone else for that matter.
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
Texas A&M head coach, and former LSU Offensive Coordinator, Jimbo Fisher just gave his opinion at SEC Media Days. THEN, Coach O right below that.