Les Miles against Charlie Weis. HMMMM. That matchup seems to favor one guy over another.
This one wasn’t even close, but perhaps the deck was stacked against the Fighting Irish from the get-go. For one, the aforementioned Weis was their coach, an obvious decided schematic disadvantage. Two, the Sugar Bowl is right in the LSU Tigers’ backyard. And three, this was the first Sugar Bowl back in New Orleans after a one year absence thanks to damage done by Hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005.
Oh yeah, and, LSU was way better than Notre Dame, having grinded through the SEC while Notre Dame beat up on Navy and North Carolina.