Apparently the tailgating fare at LSU wasn’t spicy enough for Kirk Herbstreit.
On a Dallas sports talk show Wednesday, ESPN’s lead college football analyst decided to pepper the pot a little more in advance of his visit to Baton Rouge this weekend, disparaging LSU’s offense compared to Texas A&M’s
According to the Dallas Morning News, Herbstreit told popular Dallas radio talk show host Randy Galloway on Wednesday that he thinks Texas A&M and its spread offense will give No. 1-ranked Alabama a tougher time than No. 5 LSU will this Saturday in Tiger Stadium.
The Crimson Tide hosts the Aggies on Nov. 10.
“I’ll say it right now, I think A&M is more of a threat to Alabama than LSU is,” Herbstreit said. “You heard it. I think A&M is more of a threat next week to Alabama than LSU is. Even though it’s in Tuscaloosa, the reason I say that is because of (quarterback) Johnny Manziel and the style of offense they run.”
Herbstreit didn’t give LSU much of a chance with its run-oriented offensive approach.
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“LSU is going to line up in the I-formation and average 0.3 yards per carry against Alabama,” Herbstreit said. “The only chance you have against Alabama size is to spread them from sideline to sideline and try to make plays in coverage against them. If things break down and you have an athletic mobile quarterback that gives you a fighting chance.”
Herbstreit and the rest of ESPN’s “College Game Day” crew will be in Baton Rouge for a live broadcast of their show from 8-11 a.m. on the LSU Parade Grounds.