It’s game day, time for last-minute cramming

Good morning. Take a look at one final game day feature as the countdown to kickoff gets real.

TUSCALOOSA — They call him “The Hat” and occasionally he’ll chew on grass.

LSU coach Les Miles is a character who’ll gamble on occasion. Alabama gained first-hand knowledge of that a year ago when the Tigers rode a few trick plays to a 24-21 win in Baton Rouge.

Entering Saturday’s game to end all games, the second-ranked Crimson Tide is wary of a repeat while veiwing a few deceptive plays on game film this season.

And with two seemingly equals on the field, who fools who could play a major role in determining a survivor at 7 p.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Tide nose guard Josh Chapman said guarding against the unexpected is more about discipline than prediction.

“Trick plays come from guys not doing their job,” he said. “Once you do your job, there’s not a trick play. It’s just a play.”

Twice last season, breakdowns led to big conversions for LSU.

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