Coach Orgeron Press conference

The question buzzing around Baton Rouge is about starting linebacker, Michael Divinity. Coach Orgeron gave a brief statement saying, "Michael divinity has left the team for personal reasons." 

Will this cause the defense to take a hit going into a strong opponent? Coach Orgeron is confident that their defense will still be taken care of with Andre Anthony, Ray Thornton and K'lavon Chaisson.

LSU has had a strong season thus far, which leaves many hopeful that they will be able to come out with a win against the strongest opponent on their schedule.

"We're looking forward to this week's preparation," said Coach Orgeron. This is the game that fans and players look forward to the whole season. This is the biggest test for the team to "block out the noise."

"Don't overhype it, there's enough hype around it. Just stick to the fundamentals," Coach O said in regards to what he has learned in the past years during Alabama week.

There is a lot at stake for this game. It could be the make or break for the SEC Championship as well as the College Football Playoff and National Championship.

"[This will mean] having a chance to be in the college football playoffs and then having a chance to win the national championship. If you think about all that, it will overwhelm your football team. We know what's at stake, but we're not going to talk about that," Coach O stated going into "Tell the Truth Monday."

Alabama has beaten LSU the past eight times they've met in competition. Coach Orgeron was asked If this was going to be used as motivation for this week.

"We're a new team. They haven't beaten this team yet," Coach O said looking forward to this weekend's game. 

The game will be aired on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.