Photos: ESPN Gameday comes to LSU

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- ESPN college football analysts David Pollack, left, and Kirk Herbstreit record the College GameDay show Saturday from the Parade Grounds at LSU.

  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU cheerleaders, from left, Katherine Smith, Blayr Carbo and Taylor Tucker cheer for the Tigers Saturday behind the ESPN College GameDay broadcast on the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Mike the Tiger greets LSU fans as he makes his entrance Saturday during ESPN's College GameDay broadcast on the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER --Saylor Young, 11, middle, cheers on the Tigers with her mom, Sheri Young, and Cheston Mulford, right, Saturday on the Parade Grounds during ESPN's broadcast of College GameDay.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWERMike the Tiger masquerades as Darth Vader on Saturday as he makes his way through the crowd on the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans cheer for the Tigers Saturday as ESPN cameras scan the crowd for the College Gameday show, which returned to LSU's Parade Grounds for the first time in three years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans gather with signs early Saturday morning to make their appearances on ESPN's College GameDay show, filmed on the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- A group of Catholic High students cheer for LSU as ESPN cameras pass by during the College GameDay show, which returned to LSU Saturday for the first time in three years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans vie for the attention of ESPN's cameras during the College GameDay broadcast Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds. ESPN returned to LSU for the show Saturday for the first time in three years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- An LSU fan dressed as Bane from Batman holds a sign from ESPN's cameras Saturday morning during the taping of College GameDay on the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans vie for the attention of ESPN's cameras during the College GameDay broadcast Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds. ESPN returned to LSU for the show Saturday for the first time in three years.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWERA young Tigers fan gets a boost to watch ESPN’s “College GameDay” preview show Saturday at the Parade Grounds.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans show support for the Tigers Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds during ESPN's College GameDay broadcast.

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  • Advocate staff photos by LIBBY ISENHOWERFrom left, ESPN's David Pollack, Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler broadcast ESPN College GameDay on Saturday from the Parade Grounds at LSU while LSU fans vie for the attention of ESPN's cameras ESPN returned to LSU for the show Saturday for the first time in three years. For more coverage see Sports.

  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Tiger fans hold homemade signs in support of LSU, and against Alabama Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds during ESPN's on location broadcast of College GameDay.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU fans cheer behind ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, left, and Chris Fowler during the ESPN College GameDay broadcast from the Parade Grounds Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Tiger fans hold homemade signs in support of LSU, and against Alabama Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds during ESPN's on location broadcast of College GameDay.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Tiger fans hold homemade signs in support of LSU, and against Alabama Saturday morning on the Parade Grounds during ESPN's on location broadcast of College GameDay.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- LSU students, from left, Jonathan Magee, Shelby Loyacano and John Griffitt cheer for LSU on the Parade Grounds Saturday morning during the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay show.

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  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- ESPN's Lee Corso, left, speaks with Kirk Herbstreit Saturday morning for the College GameDay show broadcast from the LSU Parade Grounds. Saturday marked the ninth ESPN broadcast of College GameDay on location from Baton Rouge.

  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- ESPN's Lee Corso, left, jokes with Kirk Herbstreit Saturday after choosing Alabama to win over LSU in their Saturday night game. The College GameDay crew aired the show from LSU's Parade Grounds for the first time in three years.

  • Advocate staff photo by LIBBY ISENHOWER -- Despite the disappointed boos from the crowd of LSU fans, ESPN's Lee Corso picks Alabama to win the game against the Tigers Saturday on ESPN's College GameDay show.