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From the Other Sideline – LSU

Glenn Gilbeau (Twitter) is the LSU beat reporter for the Shreveport Times. This week, he returns for his second go-round in the “From the Other Sideline” series.  He used to cover Auburn back in the day, but seems to be drinking the LSU Kool-Aid now… or is it actually Purple Drank? I heard he got it from Honey Badger.

1. Based on the comments from each of Auburn’s previous opponents’ fan bases, Cam Newton really hurt a lot of people’s feelings last season. How do LSU fans feel in that regard?

I think LSU fans do not feel hurt. I think they feel like their defense was awful against Newton and Auburn last season and couldn’t tackle when players were in position to tackle.

2. Have LSU fans fully drunk the Kool-Aid? Do they believe they are the best team in the nation and expect nothing less a National Championship?

Has nothing to do with Kool-Aid. LSU has been No. 1 in the AP for a month and just was named No. 1 in the BCS on Sunday. No drinking needed.

3. How has the lack of any SEC night games affected their demeanor? Will they just start drinking before breakfast? Would that be all that uncommon?

The fans are upset about the lack of night games. They do start drinking earlier, but day games are just not as fun at LSU. It’s like Toomer’s Corner without toilet paper.

4. In what positional match-ups do you see Auburn/LSU having an advantage. You can’t use “everything” for LSU.

Then I can’t answer the question.

5. Who are two generally unknown LSU Tigers that Auburn fans should be on the lookout for?

Tailback Alfred Blue is very good, and you might see a lot of him Saturday if Spencer Ware is indeed suspended for failing a drug test, which is the rumor at the moment.

6. Are there any major concerns for Les Miles in this game? As in, has the grass been properly watered and removed of all pesticides?

I think Auburn is the most capable team of upsetting LSU since West Virginia. Auburn is dangerous. And if LSU does not play well, it could happen.

7. Who do you see having a big game on either side of the ball on either team?

I see QB Jarrett Lee having another very good game along with WR Rueben Randle and CB Morris Claiborne.

8. What is your brief analysis/prediction for the game?

I see LSU in a close game in the fourth quarter for the first time all season. LSU 27, Auburn 21.

9. Where do you see Auburn/LSU ending up this season?

I see Auburn finishing 8-4. I see LSU finishing 11-1 and in a BCS Bowl.

10. Lastly, do you like corndogs? I do, they really are one of my favorite foods.

Corndogs are about ninth on the depth chart of good food in Louisiana, but having lived in Alabama I can see where they would be up there over yonder.

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Josh 10/19/2011 at 3:09 pm


Jonny 10/19/2011 at 3:23 pm

Yeah, kinda. Easily the worst opposing team writer this year. The bland one sentence answers didn’t make for a great read, but what do expect for a guy employed by the Shreveport Times? (disclaimer, S’port is my hometown, so I feel fully justified in bashing that sorry excuse for a newspaper.)

Josh 10/19/2011 at 4:31 pm


mark 10/19/2011 at 3:20 pm

“4. In what positional match-ups do you see Auburn/LSU having an advantage. You can’t use “everything” for LSU.

Then I can’t answer the question.”

it just got real.

Foy Onion 10/19/2011 at 3:26 pm

“He used to cover Auburn back in the day.”
Sure, if you want to call using the space allotted to him in the Mobile Press Register to write about the greatness of LSU and not missing any chances to belittle all things Auburn, then yes, he used to cover Auburn back in the day.

vancejf 10/19/2011 at 5:08 pm

Wow, the one and two sentence replies really made for a great read. Dump this guy next year.

Beast 10/19/2011 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for asking the corndog if he likes corndogs. Glad he is butthurt about it.

harryhood41 10/19/2011 at 11:33 pm

His in-depth analysis of the LSU Tigers is very imformative……

He must have been in a rush, he was probably warming up his corndog in the microwave

AUZoom 10/20/2011 at 11:14 am

Definitely a tool, don’t like his cocky and short responses…but would expect different from an LSU fan??? Please get someone diferent next year!

AUjamstan 10/22/2011 at 6:18 am

Pandering to his audience like they will read his every word. He is definitely showing his colors, which by the way are riding high atop the charts these days, in case you haven’t noticed. But really, what did you guys expect? Dude has to show a little swag this year after he predicted an AU victory last year. He may have gotten a little push back from his constituents after last year’s interview.


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