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Tigers report: Notes, quotes

Notes, quotes · Strategy and personnel · Inside slant

As the season progressed LSU became much tougher to beat in the running game -- on both sides of the ball. The Tigers enter the Capital One Bowl leading the SEC in rushing offense, at 200.7 yards per game. However, the quarterback position shared by senior Marcus Randall and redshirt freshman JaMarcus Russell has been up and down. When Randall has been consistent, LSU has been tough to beat.

The Tigers also enter the Iowa game leading the SEC in rushing defense, holding opponents to 104.5 yards per game. They're willing and able to take chances with multiple blitzes, but the key to success then becomes the play of CBs Corey Webster and Travis Daniels, two talented seniors who have been inconsistent at times this season.

"The best chance we have to win this football game is to have Nick Saban coach." -- LSU athletic director Skip Bertman, who asked Saban to coach the Tigers in the Capital One Bowl against Iowa after Saban agreed to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

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