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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron joined ESPN's 'First Take' on Thursday and was asked about the possibility of rematch between LSU and Alabama in the playoffs.

Here's what he had to say:
quote:

"Obviously, we have to win the rest of our games," Orgeron said. "We have the SEC Championship, those are the things we are thinking about now." 

"Whoever they tell us to play when we do get there, if we get there... we're going to play them. And if it's Alabama, then it's Alabama. It's out of our control." 

"I do believe the best teams need to be in the College Football Playoffs but thats completely out of my control. We can control beating Ole Miss this week and that's what I'm thinking about."




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33 Comments
Looks like Tua is done for the year which is horrible for him but frick Bama. Facing a Jones led Bama will be different
Reply28 days
IDGAF if LSU plays the same team twice. What I DO GAF about is the losing team of the first match getting a bye week before the playoffs while the victor plays a game against top level competition.
Reply29 days
The Playoffs should be about FAIRNESS. Having to play the same team twice where the the results of the first game do not count...is not FAIRNESS. Imagine if a #1 seeded team in Basketball was upset only to then be allowed to participate in the FINAL FOUR. UPSET does not imply do-overs.
Reply29 days
you're correct if the loss is in the tournament - then you don't get a rematch. But there have been rematches in the March Madness tournament from earlier games in the regular season.
29 days
May not have to worry about that.....Mississippi State in Starkville with their running game could pull the upset.....and then there is Auburn
Reply29 days
It doesn't matter if its Bama, OSU or some other team. This LSU team has a completely different level of confidence & swagger than any previous LSU team has had since maybe the 2003 NC Team if ever! Of course 99% of that confidence is due to Mr. Burrow. LSU's never had a QB like JB, not in my lifetime at least & I'm 45! I say line em all up, JB's Got this shite .......
Reply29 days
2011 team didn’t have swag? They destroyed the PAC-12 & Big East Champs. Beat Bama on their field and destroyed UGA in the SEC-CG (despite a miserable 1st half).
28 days
Well said coach O! Well said!
Reply30 days
My Bama fan buddy said he doesnt want this Bama team in CFP unless they fix their defense because he knows they will get boat-raced vs Ohio st, Clemson or maybe LSU again
Reply30 days
Coach Speak "Saban will be wanting to retire after the next beat down, if that comes in January instead of next November, so be it"
Reply30 days
RTWFY
Reply30 days
We beat them, yes...but no doubt they should get another shot with a healthy Tua. Bring it!!!!
Reply30 days
Why? What have they done to deserve it?
30 days
They beat aTm and some Oweo-type schools.
30 days
No, no they shouldn't. He played the entire game. If he was healthy enough to play the entire game, and they still lost, too bad. Their schedule is garbage, and they don't deserve to be in.
29 days
At least he didn’t say he’d be honored to.
Reply30 days
O said the right thing here. But once again, they do not deserve to be there. We need to stop entertaining the idea of them in the playoffs, because it's just playing into their narrative yet again. Put them down like the dogs they're becoming. It's our time.
Reply30 days
Not worried about playing Bama again . LSU was in total control the whole game . The game was never in doubt . Every time Bama scored LSU answered back ...
Reply30 days
That’s not even remotely close to the truth
30 days
It pretty much is the truth. LSU led the entire game and Alabama never had a legit chance to score and take the lead (minus the first drive by Bama). He didn't say LSU dominated, just that they were in total control the whole game. I would agree.
30 days
We should beat Bama again to make them regret their mulligan and make them afraid of ever getting another one.
Reply30 days
Much better response than, "It would be an honor to play that team again."
Reply30 days
The dumbest words ever out of Miles mouth
29 days
were destined to play bama again so O can finally avenge Les's arrogance
29 days
So sick of this Rematch bullshitet. Every time those pices of crap lose it is one damn silly arse article after another. Go Auburn beat that Bama ass.
Reply30 days
Sorry people consider Bama one of the top 4 teams, year in and year out?
30 days
Would be nice for them to actually play a real schedule for a change. They always have a bye before LSU (scared) ..and a cupcake right before Auburn. Tenn hasn’t been good in ages. But hey..their name is Alabama and coached by almighty Saban..they MUST be one of the best 4 even without a quality win.
30 days
LSU always has a bye before playing Alabama as well.
30 days
Yup, he skurrred. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA joking b/c he beat that a$$ @ their home.
Reply30 days
You consider 46-41 an arse beating?
30 days
That was a pure beat down...should have been 33-3 at half. Fluke punt return along with a bush league trick play. LSU played a little looser in 2nd half allowing the run game to get goin. Was a breeze.
30 days
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