Can the Tide Maintain Success at Death Valley?
It is evident that the Tide struggles when away from Bryant-Denny stadium, whether it's rowdy fans or noise levels. This Saturday, Alabama is facing LSU in Tiger Stadium, which many believe is the loudest stadium in the country.
When Alabama faced off against Tennessee in Knoxville, the noise levels reached 125 decibels and caused a minor earthquake. The loudest Tiger Stadium has ever been recorded is 130 decibels, which is comparable to a jet takeoff, so the Tide knows what to expect.
The Tide need to bring their A-game to Baton Rouge this Saturday if they want any chance of making the College Football Playoff. A solution for Alabama to combat the noise is to score early and silence the crowd.
At times this year, Bryce Young has been seen struggling to understand a call due to overall noise and anticipation of the game. Many snaps were missed during the Tennessee game because Young's clap couldn't be heard over the cheering fans. However, he has led the Tide to many good wins on the road including two come from behind victories against the Auburn Tiger and the Texas Longhorns.
The Tide need to come into this game confident in their playing abilities and with a strong mindset. Maybe reverse psychology needs to come into play and Saban tells his team that the LSU fans are cheering for them. Fake it till you make it always.