Alabama-LSU: The recruits who got away
The LSU-Alabama rivalry extends well beyond the football field. Since Nick Saban took over the Tide, he and Tigers coach Les Miles have clashed in some epic recruiting battles. Through that, both coaches have learned that you can’t get everybody on your wish list, regardless of ties or proximity.
Here’s a list of five prospects who got away from Alabama and five who got away from LSU in what has become one of the nation's top recruiting rivalries.
Five who got away from Alabama:
LSU-Alabama Rivalry Week
This week, we'll examine all aspects of the LSU-Alabama rivalry, from recruiting to this year's game to the future of the feud.
Monday: Saban's Impact
Gary Laney: Nick Saban built LSU then knocked the Tigers from atop the SEC.
Alex Scarborough: It must sting LSU fans to know that Saban put down roots at Alabama.
Past battles : Looking back at some of the toughest Saban-Miles recruiting battles.
2014 fights : Leonard Fournette and Cameron Robinson headline the 2014 recruiting battles.
Landon Collins: The Collins saga helps define this rivalry.
Wednesday: Past games
Past stars : Julio Jones and Eric Reid are two of the biggest recent stars from this rivalry.
Top games : Ranking the best LSU-Alabama games in the Saban-Miles era.
Thursday: 2013 game
Keys to victory: LSU needs offensive balance, while Alabama needs to pressure Zach Mettenberger to win this years game.
Friday: Future of the rivalry
Keys to success : LSU needs to protect its recruiting turf, while Alabama needs to keep Nick Saban around.
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