LSU Football & Van Halen: Rock Gods

Roughly 20 years later Nick Saban was the DLR of college football. His band was kicking some serious butt too. Instead of leaping from the top of drum risers, Saban thrilled his fans by throwing headsets and screaming at people. “I love it when he does that”, fans would often tell me. “Yeah, cause he’s not yelling at you”, I thought to myself. Like Roth, Saban sure had the movie star looks. Women loved him, men in purple shorts wanted to be him. Fans were hanging from the ceiling at the Superior Grill for his weekly radio show for crying out loud! There sat the Messiah, next to Jim Hawthorne and some chips and salsa. “L-S-U” chants rained down and fans were so awestruck they stared at him like teenage girls now stare at Justin Bieber

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11/4/10