In my humble opinion, the entire BCS bowl slate got stronger with the split marquee matchups. As an LSU fan, I have no problem sharing a piece of the title with USC should it come to that. I think both games should be great, and that is a great thing for the sport I love. i need to look into the head-to-head matchups a bit more, and i am not ready to make any off-the-cuff predictions - but as a tiger fan I have to like LSU's chances, especially considering the way they have been playing. As for USC - they could not be playing a much stronger team than Mich. USC has its work cut out. What an awesome time to be a Tiger!! The only thing better would be to be a student at this time.