Had LSU Coach Les Miles said Monday that Iowa's football team reminded him of Mississippi State, it would be cause for worry in Hawkeyeville. The Tigers battered Mississippi State, 59-26.
But no, Miles had a different answer than that when asked Monday which of his team's SEC opponents reminded him of Iowa.
“There are similarities between the Alabama team and Iowa," Miles said after LSU's Monday night practice, courtesy of this Baton Rouge Advocate report. He said some the plays “they run” and the “style of throws that they throw” remind him of the Crimson Tide.
The biggest question we have here in the Cold North about the Bayou Bengals is if they'll be fired up to play Iowa in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl.
“I want you to know one thing – if they don’t get fired up about playing in a quality bowl game against an opponent like Iowa, there’s something wrong with them. They’re not getting that from me, I promise you.”
Iowa has one junior who considered leaving early for the NFL draft, and offensive tackle Brandon Scherff announced he was staying for his senior season. The Advocate post I'm referencing from Ross Dellenger says LSU has six or seven juniors who might depart early.
Read the linked post if this stuff grabs you. Dellenger makes it easy and enjoyable to read.