BCS National Championship Game: It's LSU football quiz time!

Alabama and Louisiana State go at it tonight with everything on the line in the New Orleans Superdome. Each team has multiple national titles and a rich football tradition. LSU prevailed in a regular-season matchup, 9-6, in overtime in a score that reflects just how evenly matched these teams are. While waiting for the kickoff, test your knowledge of LSU's football tradition, then link to the corresponding Alabama quiz(http://bit.ly/xjMktO) to test your grasp of the Crimson Tide's gridiron history.

1. Although approached by his alma mater to fill its coaching vacancy, LSU head coach Les Miles elected to stay in Baton Rouge. What school did he attend?

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LSU head coach Les Miles speaks during a news conference for the BCS National Championship college football game Sunday, Jan. 8, in New Orleans. LSU faces Alabama on Monday, Jan 9.


Notre Dame

Penn State


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