This is the first time I've posted today. Although not surprised we lost to Bama, it still stings nonetheless. To me, the final score doesn't indicate it was still a close game heading into the 4th quarter; however, there is no such thing as moral victories. Anyway, I'm wondering what others on the board think. Do losses like this hurt recruiting? I realize that one loss can't necessarily be viewed in a vacuum, but I'm wondering in cases where LSU and Bama are going after the same recruits. Does a game like this sway a kid who may be on the fence? Note to the mods -- please move this to the recruiting thread if you think it's more appropriate there. I thought it be timely to discuss this on the main board, especially given so much discussion revolving around talent, and the fact that Bama seems to be winning that battle.