HOOVER, Ala. — LSU running back Derrius Guice was asked Monday at SEC Media Days about his comments in calling Alabama “scared” to face the Tigers last season, and he didn’t back down.
“That’s what I said,” Guice said on Monday afternoon.
When asked to elaborate, he added: “Like I said last year, every time we were about to run they had like the whole box loaded.
“Would you be scared?”
Guice’s initial comments came after LSU ran for 390 yards at Arkansas a 38-10 victory on Nov. 12, seven days after losing to Alabama 10-0. He had 252 rushing yards on 21 carries and 2 touchdowns, while Leonard Fournette had 98 yards on 17 attempts, but 3 touchdowns.
After the game, he told The Advocate that the players “were tired” about hearing how they couldn’t run against Alabama.
“I know the O-linemen got fed up with that,” he reportedly said. “Alabama always stacks 10 people in the box to stop us. They’re scared as well.
“It’s always good to do our bread and butter and run down teams’ throats and be physical. They’re tired of hearing that they’re poo and that they can’t block and we’re also tired of hearing that we can’t run [after] Alabama and that we can’t run after we play them.”
The Crimson Tide led the nation in rushing defense in 2016. They limited the host Tigers to 33 yards rushing, and Guice to 8 yards on 2 carries.
The rematch is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Bryant-Denny Stadium.