From the article: http://www.lsusports.net/article.cfm?ref=00066C09-7311-1F88-93F180D1FBA4FB8F Very poignant. LSU HEAD COACH NICK SABAN "We knew we were playing a very dangerous team, like playing a caged animal in terms of what was on the line for their season so you have to give them a lot of credit for the intensity they played with and the way they played. We are obviously very disappointed in the way we played in the game. Obviously, I'm responsible for that. We didn't have the type of intensity that we needed, didn't have the sense of urgency about what we were doing. We didn't play very smart in the game. We had 13 penalties and I swear we had more than that. It was very disappointing. I was a little concerned about how we would come back after the bye week. We didn't seem to have the intensity in practice that we've always had and we kind of carried it over in the game today. "It's too bad that something bad has to happen for people to be willing to learn and actually change of what they are thinking and how they are thinking in terms of how they need to go about things. I feel like in this league like I've said time and time again. I tried to say it on Monday, I tried to say it on Saturday, and I tried to say it every day of the week. This is a good football team we are playing. They've got a lot of good football players and if we don't bring our A game we are going to struggle in the game. That's the way this league is and when you have a team that has a lot of pride, they don't have a lot of quit in them and you'd better be ready to play. We looked ready to play early in the game. Some critical things, It's a funny game. Maybe if we intercept the ball that we drop and run it back it might be a different game because their confidence is a little shaken. But we didn't make the play and they went in and scored. "Defensively we gave up some big plays, but we didn't play that bad. We got caught in a couple of pressures. They scored on two big plays. We didn't move the ball with any kind of consistency on offense. We didn't run it very effectively, we didn't run it with any kind of consistency. We've got a lot of improving to do. Our only score was on special teams. We've got to do a better job as coaches. The players will respond in the right way to this and too bad you've got to have something bad happen to get you moving in the right direction but hopefully our wiliness to learn and responsibility that everyone needs to take to become a good football team will be how we respond to this. I love what a stand-up guy Saban is - not shifting blame anywhere.