A university with the support, funding, and recruiting pool of LSU should never play an obvious second fiddle to anyone. No, not even the "legendary Alabama Crimson Tide".
Welcome to college athletics when your happiness can easily be influenced by 18-22 year olds.
LSU recruits itself,
Completely false. IF this were true then we would've never had the crap decade known as the 90s. LSU does not recruit itself and never will.
Alabama has a coach that is known for his discipline, his tenacity, his expectation of perfection, and winning championships.
can't argue here. It also helps to get the extra aspects of CFB falling your way as well.
I wish to God he would just move on and retire...
Who would you replace him with that would actually come to LSU? There are numerous threads on this topic and most of those coaches wouldn't leave to come to LSU. When you have a coach that averages 10+ wins a season in the best conference in CFB, you can't just randomly insert any CFB coach and expect the same results. Thinking otherwise is irrational and foolish.