The hate for USC was greater IMO.
If that is so, then people are beyond help.
There was no reason to hate USC. USC did absolutely nothing to LSU. It is not their fault the BCS screwed them. If LSU was ranked #1 and didn't make the title game, LSU fans would riot. (Well some would have rioted, others apparently would have told everyone else to quit whining and enjoy being #2). USC is in a different confernce and never plays LSU. They are half a continent and a few hour flight away. And dispite signing JD Booty and Joe McKnight was not a serious threat in recruiting.
Alabama is in our division. We have to play them every year. They are only 1 state and a short drive away. They recruit many of the same players both in La and otehr states LSU recruits. Their coach used to be our coach and because of that he has contacts in La that helps them with recruiting. He hired a St Aug alum as recruiting coordinator because of his ties to top level recruits in New Orleans.
Then there is the little fact that despite the fact that LSU beat Bama IN THEIR OWN STADIUM. They were given a rematch for the BCS Title even with one of the weaker resumes in BCS history.
Alabama is a direct threat to LSU. USC was not and never will be. I get that some people don't hate Bama and root for the SEC. But I do not get why anyone hated USC and any one that hated USC more than Alabama is totally lacking perspective and may have had a lobatomy.
This post was edited on 8/23 at 8:37 am