The top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide is days away from kicking off another critical SEC contest in Baton Rouge against the thirteenth ranked LSU Tigers.

Throughout Nick Saban’s ten seasons in Tuscaloosa, he has utilized the talents of Louisiana born and bred players such as Eddie Lacy, Kenny Bell, Cam Robinson and Tim Williams to rebuild Alabama into a powerhouse college football program.

During the Wednesday edition of The Gary Harris Show, former LSU and Central Falcons tight end Harold Bishop analyzed the upcoming clash in Baton Rouge.

While Bishop grew up as a fan of the Crimson Tide and played his high school football within walking distance of Bryant Denny Stadium, the Central High School graduate revisited his decision to play for the LSU Tigers.

“When I grew into an athlete and started playing football, Alabama was again near and dear to my heart. But as you grow older, you find things that you may want to achieve or you may want to see different things in life. Honestly, LSU offered me that opportunity.” Bishop said.

Bishop caught 43 passes for 442 yards and a touchdown in his LSU career.

As the LSU Tigers have steadied their ship since the firing of Les Miles, the former LSU tight end offered his thoughts on Orgeron’s candidacy as the permanent LSU head coach.

“I think sometimes people try to look outside the box for this name or this persona, and he personifies everything that I’ve ever seen down in Louisiana. I think his recruiting ability and his ability to turn our program around has shown that he is capable of being the guy. I’m rooting for him. I hope he gets an opportunity to get the job. I think he’ll do a great job.” Bishop said.

For the past three seasons, running back Leonard Fournette has been the heart and soul of LSU’s offense. Bishop detailed what the Tigers can do on offense to take the pressure off Fournette.

“For Leonard (Fournette) to be able to get positive yardage, we’re going to have to move the ball around and not allow Alabama to put nine in the box and load up on him. If we can’t move the ball around, I think he’ll have another long day. I think we’ve changed our approach. If we’ve gotten just a little bit better at that, I think we’ll have a little bit of chance to move the ball, and he’ll have an opportunity to have a better output.” Bishop said.

The former Central Falcons star went on to analyze the play of LSU quarterback Danny Etling and the fan atmosphere for Saturday.

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