It is not like LSU could've scored a TD if they wanted, but choose not to. It's not like the defensive players on the field would've had a better chance to stop the game winning drive playing another defensive set. Saban didn't have a magic play on his card that promised a TD late in game, but avoided using it to spite the fans. His job is to coach and put our team in the best possible situation to win . . . he did that (by running the clock as far as he could and then put up 3 more points on the board so that it would take a TD to beat them). But then again Saban can't go on the field and force his linemen to get more of a push on 3rd down, he can't go on the field and hold his DB's hands and walk them to their proper position to stop a 50 yard pass or WR from running past them, and he would've been run out of town on a rail had LSU thrown a late 4th quarter int or had lined up his men in a standard D (4-3, 3-4) to try and stop the hail mary (b/c a fans hate the prevent, what the fans hate is when the prevent is not run properly). All the articles today suggest that everone on the LSU sideline knew what was coming in that final drive. Of the DBs interviewed, they said they knew not to let a WR get past them. Of course Randell would've like to have more of a lead (which he said in his interview), but Randell hasn't made the best decisions all season and I truely believe Saban trusted his D more than his O to win the game. We have been saying all year that LSU has the nation's top D, but today we all act like we thought Ark could go 80 yards in 30 seconds with no timeouts and score the winning TD against our nation's best defense. There was absolutely nothing wrong with calling a prevent defense to try and stop a 50 yard bomb, that is the best defensive set to stop that type of play in that situation. The problem with the prevent D, is when you allow a team with 5 minutes left catch several over the middle passes and allow them to be in position to score. In the prevent with 30 seconds left and 80 yards to go, the D has all the advatages in that situation. However if you allow a WR to run right past you, then you will get beat no matter what D you run. If we had 4 to 7 guys on the line of scrimmage, then that is 1 to 3 less DBs you can use to defend the long field. You wouldn't line up in the power I to go 80 yards in 3 plays with no timeouts, so you should defend against it . . . but against the pass. Overall, that game yesterday was LSU's to lose. The refs didn't take it away from us and ARK was not handed the game by poor coaching. You could say that ARK wanted it more, much the way we spoke of LSU after the Kentucky game or Ole Miss game. It was a tough loss to handle, for the fans/players/coaches . . . but that is the sport of football. Saban couldn't have done anything different, nor would I have wanted him to.