BATON ROUGE, La. — Last week, Dwayne Thomas gave Alabama some prime bulletin board material.
“I really see us dominating [the Alabama] offense,” the senior LSU defensive back said. “I really see us dominating this team. This is the year. We’ve been letting them off the hook for the last couple of years. This is my senior year. We’re going out with a bang.”
Upon hearing about those comments, LSU football coach Ed Orgeron didn’t react too kindly to Thomas’s words.
“That’s wrong,” Orgeron said. “He shouldn’t have said it. You don’t win games in the papers. I’ll have to talk to him.”
To Orgeron, whether it’s No. 1 Alabama coming to town or an FCS opponent that no fan has every heard of, LSU has to prepare the same way.
“You can come into a season and you can have red-letter games and you can say ‘Hey, we’re going to do everything we’re gonna do to beat this football game,’ and then not play good against this football team” Orgeron said. “I think that’s the wrong approach. I really do. You have to treat every opponent the same.”
LSU hosts Alabama at 7 pm Saturday at Tiger Stadium. ESPN’s College Gameday will be on hand for the day, as well as a long list of fans, tailgaters and recruits.