although I hate the reason why we play UF, it has developed into a great series in the last decade.
And I feel it has made LSU a better team and better program. We had to elevate our play or get thumped on a regular basis by some great Florida teams. LSU accepted the challenge and made Urban and Tebow cry in Tiger stadium. They were a great team recently long before Bama's resurgence. In fact, Auburn also forced us to become big boys.
Alabama is now forcing us to take it up another level to compete with greatness. All signs are we are accepting the challenge.
I believe because we had to match and better Florida and Auburn is why LSU has the best record in the SEC over the last 10 years and was the first team with 2 BCS titles. And is the only team virtually even with Alabama in toughness, skill, speed. The chips have fallen their way as far as titles recenly but the two teams are a mirrow of each other and LSU easily could have won the titles with the breaks Bama has gotten (or taken).