Editor's note: This week, GeauxTigerNation and TideNation will examine all aspects of the LSU-Alabama rivalry during the Nick Saban-Les Miles era. Today's stories focus on the past and future of the schools' recruiting battles.
about 1166 days ago | Gary Laney and Greg Ostendorf | LSU Tigers
LSU recruitniks got a bit of good new Friday from 2013 recruit Quantavius Leslie, via Twitter. "Heard the best news this semester," he tweeted from his account (@hi_i_q). "FINALLY got cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
The stage was set. It was the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game. With his whole family behind him, ESPN 150 safety Landon Collins prepared to make his college decision in front of the entire country, on national television.
about 1425 days ago | Greg Ostendorf | Alabama Crimson Tide
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In the season's first six games, LSU wide receivers have caught 65 passes -- not many when one considers that the Tigers have dropped close to 20. Still, wide receiver Jarvis Landry doesn't want to portray the group as "struggling.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In the second quarter Saturday, with LSU's offense trying to climb out of a miserable funk, Odell Beckham, Jr., got open behind the Towson defense. The only receiver out for a pass on the play-action throw, he got free on a post pattern anyway and ran with nobody near him toward the back of the end zone, just in front of, and smack in between, Tiger Stadium's iconic double goalposts.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A season ago, when the LSU wide receivers met, there were several players in the room, but there was an understanding of who was "the man" in the room. Rueben Randle, who had almost twice as many yards as the next most prolific Tigers receiver, was the main focus for quarterbacks Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee.