Alabama Football: 5 takeaways from Tide’s win vs. LSU

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Takeaways from Alabama football’s win vs. LSU

1. It’s hard to sustain success

LSU caught lightning in a bottle in 2019. Everything fell into place. From the coaching talent to the Heisman quarterback, all things worked for the Tigers. They deserve credit for winning their championship. It was completely earned. However, LSU is now learning how hard it is to stay at the top.

LSU has lost practically every starter from last year’s team. They had their assistant coaches poached from college and NFL teams. They had to completely rebuild from their championship team.

On the other hand, Alabama lost four first-round draft picks from last year’s offense. They lost four of their five starters in the secondary. Both of their outside linebackers now play in the NFL. For the first time in a few years, the Tide finally got to hold onto both coordinators. However, Alabama replaced their Heisman-finalist quarterback with a potential Heisman-winning quarterback. They replaced their Biletnikoff-winning receiver with the best receiver in college football. Their starting freshmen are better than some team’s starters.

LSU is learning just how hard it is to repeat as national champs. Alabama has only done it once in the Nick Saban era. LSU should be proud of what they did last year, but they have a long way to go before they can be compared with Alabama football.

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At the end of the day, LSU simply isn’t Alabama. They can catch lightning in a bottle, but they can’t sustain success.