The Most Influential Man in College Football Nobody Knows About was in Death Valley Saturday Night

Ausberry put together a genius schedule for LSU in 2011.
Photo via Tiger Rag
LSU's MVP Saturday night didn't play a down of football in Tiger Stadium.

Well, he used to play many downs in Tiger Stadium. But he didn't need to throw his pads back on for this game for his presence to be felt this year in college football. Arguably he could be the most influential figure this year for LSU.  

It's Associate Athletics Director Verge Ausberry

Ausberry is in charge of scheduling games for LSU. This year's schedule has been treacherous for the Tigers. But with an unblemished record through 11 games, LSU's has earned them the first consensus AP No. 1 ranking by any team since 2008.  

Saturday night couldn't have gone any better for Ausberry. 


LSU Tailgating UNCUT Part 2 -- Tigers Hit Up Tuscaloosa

Carter "The Power" Bryant Friday, November 11, 2011 , , ,

This was just too much fun. Click here to watch Part I.

Crimson Tide Pride Helps Tuscaloosa Cope With Tornado Aftermath

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During my coverage this weekend of LSU versus Alabama in Tuscaloosa, I made this video on how the city is using Alabama football as a getaway from the tornado rebuilding process.

Listen as ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews, linebacker Courtney Upshaw and Alabama Student Government's Director of Communication Seth Morrow share their stories. 

LSU Needs Jordan Jefferson to Beat Alabama

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KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 15:  Jarrett Lee #12 and Jordan Jefferson #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up prior to facing the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Lee & Jefferson have worked the two-QB system to perfection.
Photo via Bleacher Report
LSU not only needs "swag" to beat Alabama, they need "Jefferswag." 

Starting quarterback Jarrett Lee has been phenomenal. Thirteen touchdown passes and only one interception is quite a feat for a quarterback who used to have problems with throwing the football to the wrong team. 

Lee has been the field general for this offense and continues to impress with his ability to throw the football on time. Since Jefferson's return to the team, he has been a force running the ball and has passed rather efficiently. 

But this Alabama defense is a different animal. They do everything right. They don't miss tackles. When they do hit you, they make it count with bone crushing blows. 

That's why LSU needs Jefferson. 


KLSU Sports Interview -- LSU Linebacker Ryan Baker

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I caught up with LSU linebacker Ryan Baker after practice on Monday to preview LSU vs Alabama. 

Baker told me he's ready for Trent Richardson, what he thinks are the keys to victory, his thoughts on the possibly of Lil Wayne coming to Tuscaloosa and if he would flee with the recently split Kim Kardashian


You can listen to my "LSU Pregame Tailgate Show" live from Tuscaloosa Friday at 11:30 am CT and "Out of Bounds" Sunday nights at 6 pm CT on 91.1 KLSU fm. You can listen live at Follow KLSU Sports on Twitter @KLSUSports

Tiger TV -- Sports Showtime Analyst LSU vs Alabama

I joined Tiger TV "Sports Showtime" earlier today to preview LSU versus Alabama with anchor Jacob Krasnow and Tiger Rag's Richard Fischer


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