On Monday night, the Tigers can complete their journey with a win in the national championship game. And what a journey it's been so far.
LSU is 13-0 for the first time in school history. And they've been playing football at LSU since 1893. As a matter of fact, LSU is the only team at the major college level that is undefeated, the only one!
Les Miles is the Home Depot and AP coach of the year, while his defensive coordinator, John Chavis is the Frank Broyles award winner for national assistant coach of the year.
The Tigers have a slew of players who are all-SEC including wide receiver Rueben randle, D-lineman Michael Brockers, O-lineman Chris Faulk, and kicker Drew Alleman.
Joining those Tigers on the all-SEC team are 5 more Tigers who are also all-Americans. The SEC defensive player of the year Morris Claiborne is a first team all-American at cornerback and is the Jim Thorpe award winner, going to the nation's outstanding defensive back. Tyrann Mathieu joins Claiborne on the first team becoming the only 2 first team all-americans cornerbacks from the same school. The Honeybadger, a Heisman trophy finalist, is also the Chuck Bednarik award winner, going annually to college football's best defensive player. Tiger punter Brad Wing is a first team all-American and is the only freshman on the team. O-lineman Will Blackwell is a 2nd team all-American and future first round draft choice Sam Montgomery, who anchors the Lsu defensive line, is a 3rd team all-American.
This bunch has accomplished a lot so far defeating 6 teams presently ranked in the BCS top 25 including Orange Bowl champion West Virginia and Rose Bowl champion Oregon. But they've got one more goal to achieve to make this season complete: a win Monday night versus 2nd ranked Alabama and LSU will not only become national champs for the 3rd time in nine years but also will become the most accomplished college football team in a single season in the history of the game.
A lot is at stake Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Enjoy and go Tigers.