According to a report from Times-Picayune/NOLA.com on Tuesday a source close to LSU confirmed that Arkansas is pursuing LSU head coach Les Miles for the vacant Arkansas head coaching position. The offer is reportedly for five years and $27.5 milliion. “They made a serious offer,” the source said “(Athletic Director) Joe (Alleva) is meeting with his (Miles’) agent and the discussion is ongoing.” Earlier on Tuesday sports blogger SportsbyBrooks tweeted that he “has learned Arkansas is engaged w/ reps of the interests of Les Miles & a $5-yr $27.5M offer is on the table.” The tweet did not cite any sources.
Lost in last night’s chaos of Alabama being thrust back into the national title hunt was a priceless postgame press conference. This one came via the tongue of LSU coach Les Miles, always a must-see interview after a win over Ole Miss. Instead of addressing the locker room, Miles was addressing reporters. And for less than 2 minutes, Miles offered a passionate monologue probably best suited for the locker room. Instead, cameras were rolling.
Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) scores the winning touchdown past LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo (49) in the second half of their NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. Alabama won 21-17.
Alabama sophomore linebacker Adrian Hubbard has been more and more of a nuisance to opposing offenses as the season has progressed. Saturday’s comeback victory at LSU was no different. It was just the first time Hubbard has been recognized for his efforts by the SEC, which named him the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.
At Alabama, it will go down as a crimson version of “The Drive.” For AJ McCarron, it confirmed what the Crimson Tide already knew – this guy is a heck of a quarterback. He saved the season on a Saturday night in Death Valley, and most likely propelled himself into the thick of the Heisman Trophy race. When it was done, the tears flowed.
Overheard one thing in my hotel lobby this morning that stuck with me as I piled some food onto a plate. “What a great game that was.” Of course, the person saying that was wearing Alabama gear. Yes, it was a night Alabama fans will never forget. It’s still less than 24 hours since Alabama wrapped up its stunning comeback over LSU, so Nick Saban is OK with you continuing to celebrate.
The ESPN SportsCenter Highlight of the Night was the Alabama Crimson Tide’s dramatic victory over LSU in Death Valley, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The final score was 21-17 in favor of Alabama.
The Alabama Crimson Tide overcame the odds by snatching a victory from within the jaws of defeat in Death Valley. The Tide were trailing by 3 late in the 4th quarter when they took possession of the ball with only 1:34 remaining in the game. AJ McCarron marched the offense down the field for the game winning touchdown preserving their undefeated record as they head into the final stretch of the regular season. Alabama will host Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa next week.
The triumphant Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron discusses his performance from the dramatic 4th quarter comeback victory over the LSU Tigers. McCarron had a sub-par performance on the night, but still managed to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a victory in the final moments of the game by marching the offense down the field with 5 consecutive pass completions including a 28 yard TJ Yeldon screen pass for the game winning touchdown.
As has become common, the Alabama-LSU game was decided in the final moments again this year in Death Valley. The Crimson Tide trailed the Tigers late into the fourth quarter. With only a few minutes left in the game and being down by 3, Alabama took possession of the ball with only 1:34 left in the 4th quarter for what would be their last opportunity to score and avoid defeat. AJ McCarron, who had an lackluster second half performance, went under center to lead the Tide in this final drive. He went on to complete 4 straight passes to Kevin Norwood to march down the field and get into scoring position. Then from the LSU 28 yard line AJ McCarron completed a short screen pass to freshman running back TJ Yeldon. Yeldon took the screen pass and forged a path to the end zone for winning touchdown, closing another memorable chapter in the rivalry against LSU.
Let’s face it. After some of the No. 1 Alabama football team’s games this season, there wasn’t much for AL.com beat reporters Andrew Gribble and Don Kausler Jr. to breakdown. Then along came the Crimson Tide’s 21-17 victory over No. 5 LSU on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. This game will be remembered as a classic.
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban speaks to the media following the Crimson Tide’s victory over LSU.