LSU doesn't want to forget loss in BCS championship game, coordinators say
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis knew the question was coming. Really, though, a score would have sufficed. Alabama 21, LSU 0.
The Tigers' crushing defeat in January's BCS national championship game, played in the Superdome, just a 90-minute drive from the LSU campus, gave Les Miles' talented squad a starting point for the 2012 season.
"You live with (the loss to Alabama) a long time," said Chavis, who appeared with offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe at the Tiger Tour '12 at the Hard Rock Biloxi on Thursday night.
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Tide fans can relate. After an undefeated regular season in 2008, Alabama lost dropped two consecutive painful losses to Florida in the SEC Championship Game and Utah in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. What could have been a championship season ended in pain.
The Tide used that misery as a starting point for the undefeated 2009 championship season, avenging the loss to Florida in the conference championship rematch and demolishing Texas in the 2010 BCS Championship game.
LSU certainly has the talent to make another run at the title and the motivation is certainly there.