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Column: Tigers Need Better Border Control

by Scooter Hobbs

BATON ROUGE — Back in December just before the SEC championship game, when things were cruising along so well for LSU football, Georgia coach Mark Richt was asked if his coaches recruited Louisiana much. Richt said that, while Louisiana was notoriously talent-rich, it was basically a waste of time and energy to send a coach across the border. “You’re not going to have much luck going to Louisiana,” he said, later adding. “If that kid grew up in Louisiana and he’s a great one, it’s going to be very difficult.” In other words, LSU had the place in lock-down mode. Evidently Nick Saban didn’t get the memo at Alabama. Nor did Derek Dooley at Tennessee. Certainly not Mack Brown at Texas.

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