Alabama head coach Nick Saban might say the Tennessee game means the most to the players, but Saturday's game with LSU has become pretty special over the past decade.

Seemingly every year since Nick Saban arrived there has been a conference or national championship at stake. This week's game is no different. Alabama is No. 1 and undefeated. LSU is ranked 14th with just one conference loss.

Look no further than recruiting and the talent on the field for the reason this game has blown up.

Alabama tight end O.J. Howard is one of the five-star recruits suiting up on Saturday, and he agrees that talent sets this game apart.

"Both programs have great players and I think whenever you get the chance to see so much talent on the field it always makes it a great game," Howard said.

He also explained that this has become a pretty intense rivalry, which is why the last trip to Baton Rouge was a career highlight.

"My best moment is probably the year we went down there two years ago and had the game-tying drive to go to overtime. Probably my favorite moment. That was one of the greatest moments I've been a part of."