Recruiting battles: Alabama vs. LSU Part I 

October, 24, 2012
Rueben RandleWesley Hitt/Getty ImagesRueben Randle opted for LSU over Alabama, and it worked out well for him.

So, Alabama and LSU don't play this weekend. The Crimson Tide must get past No. 11 Mississippi State before the upcoming trip to Baton Rouge for a third Game of the Century in the past year. But the fact that the two rivals aren't playing hasn't stopped anyone from talking about this rivalry for the past 10 months -- Nick Saban and his squad have been one of the main topics of debate in the Pelican State for most of this year. So who cares if we get a little ahead of ourselves?

The Tigers and Tide have squared off for so many bluechip prospects in the last few years, there needs to be a series just for alums of this game. Next week, when the game is actually looming, we'll delve into the current side of the fight.

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