The Alabama-LSU rivarly has moved beyond a Saturday slugfest and into a week long look at both school's preparation for the game. ESPN has been at the front of this movement dating back to the 'Game of the Century' in 2011 when it profiled both teams from every angle possible from Monday to Friday.

A two-loss LSU squad has kept the Worldwide Leader from spending the week with both programs. On Tuesday, the network featured wall-to-wall coverage of the Tigers and Wednesday shifts the focus onto the Crimson Tide.

Reporter Tom Rinaldi was granted special access to talk with the coach about this week's preparation and that conversation aired early Wednesday. It's now available to watch below.