After LSU’s 29-0 shutout loss at home vs. No. 1 Alabama (9-0), this is the kind of confidence that will endear Kardell Thomas to the Tigers faithful.
The 5-star offensive guard commit from the Class of 2019 vowed that LSU (7-2) won’t lose to Alabama during his time in Baton Rouge.
Alabama is currently on an eight-game winning streak against LSU but Thomas predicts it will end as soon as he steps into Death Valley.
Mark My Words
WE WILL BEAT BAMA ALL MY YEARS HERE REMEMBER THIS TWEET I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY IT’S A BOLD STATEMENT AND I WILL BE READY TO BACK IT UP.
GOOD GAME ALABAMA BUT ENJOY THIS LAST WIN AGAINST US 💜💛🐯 #ForeverLSU
— Kardell thomas (@kardellt62) November 4, 2018
Thomas is the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard and the nation’s 29th-best player, per the 247Sports Composite.
The imposing 6-foot-3, 355-pounder from Southern University Lab School in Baton Rouge committed to the Tigers two and a half years ago and has kept his pledge steady.
Thomas has made official visits to Florida State and Penn State this season according to 247Sports.
LSU were disappointed after the Tigers’ third shutout loss in the last eight games against the Crimson Tide. LSU struggled along the line of scrimmage and failed to get into an offensive rhythm, as they fell into a hole early and couldn’t execute their game plan.
Alabama’s defense held LSU to 13 first downs and under 200 yards of total offense. LSU coach Ed Orgeron was disappointed in the way the offensive line performed.
“Our offensive line was getting beaten one-on-one,” Orgeron said to 247Sports. “We had max protection. Those guys were beating us. They stunned us. We tried everything we possibly could — go full-wide, max protection. We just got beat. I think Alabama overpowered us. When you max protect. When you do everything you can to protect and they’re beating you, you gotta look at personnel. You gotta get better. I don’t think it was scheme at all.”
Next up for LSU is an SEC road contest on Nov. 10 at Arkansas.
Hopefully with Thomas in tow next season, LSU can back up his words and start their own winning streak against Alabama.