ENEMIES OF THE STATE
Those hated the most by LSU fans
1. Nick Saban
Once the beloved coach of the
Tigers, Nick Saban is now public enemy No. 1 for his departure from LSU and now
arrival as the coach at
As the coach of
3. Tommy Tuberville
Tommy Tuberville nearly incited a
riot in 1999 when he and his players lit up cigars following
4. Paul Dietzel
Like Saban, Dietzel was beloved as
LSU's coach. But when he left
5. Kirk Herbstreit
A former quarterback at
Both are LSU's traditional rivals; however, the Tigers have dominated both series. But you'll find few fans who do not detest both schools.
7. Associated Press
The Associated Press snubbed LSU in 2003 and awarded its national championship trophy to USC. When AP writer Mary Foster appeared at LSU's championship celebration in 2003, she was booed by Tiger fans.
"FUSC" bumper stickers were created following the 2003 season when LSU had to split its national title with the Trojans. Although the teams haven't played since 1984, the faux "rivalry" is at an all-time high. Les Miles hasn't helped with recent comments about the Trojans scheduling.
9. Lou Tepper
Drop linebacker. Enough said.
10. Damon Duval
Paul "Bear" Bryant - LSU fans respected the Bear, but his 21-4-1 record over LSU still stings
Archie Manning - Manning and the Rebels cost LSU the national title in 1969
Paul Finebaum - Infamous Mobile, Ala. columnist never misses a chance to dig LSU fans
Joe Dean - Dean famous for keeping LSU "in the black," but fans rebuked his "tight" nature when hiring coaches
Skip Bertman - Once a hero after five baseball national titles, Bertman has fell from grace as AD