As Jeremy Pruitt installs his defense at Florida State, the Seminoles' players are watching film of Pruitt's old school, Alabama, and liking what they see.
Few teams in college football have been hit as hard as the LSU Tigers by injuries and off-the-field issues, yet young players have stepped in and provided unexpected depth.
After a season in which it was a scapegoat, Alabama's special teams unit has stepped up and been a big reason for the No. 1 Crimson Tide's fast start.
After struggling in the midseason loss to LSU, Alabama's special teams transformed from a weakness to a strength in time for the rematch in January.
LSU polished off its 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon, hauling in 22 commitments to bolster an already loaded program.