SEC plans on adjusting league schedule in order for Alabama and LSU to meet on the field
Did you really think the Southeastern Conference was going to go a season without Alabama and LSU meeting on the gridiron?
There was little chance of that happening after the matchup between the two programs, which was originally set to be played on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Baton Rouge, was postponed due to LSU not having enough scholarship players to play against Alabama.
Now, according to multiple reports, the SEC is planning on reworking the entire league schedule in order to make sure Alabama and LSU will be able to meet on the field this season. This news was first officially reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports.
If you missed it, the SEC did not announce any kickoff times or a television schedule for next weekend’s games, set to be played on Dec. 5. That led to much speculation that the SEC was planning on reworking the schedule.
During his most recent appearance on the SEC Coaches Teleconference, Sam Pittman was asked about the makeup date for the Arkansas-Missouri game, which was postponed this week after the Razorbacks failed to meet the scholarship requirements to play this weekend. Pittman noted that the league informed him that Friday there would likely be some scheduling news, although he could not offer any specifics.
The league is expected to wait for the latest round of COVID testing, which comes in on Friday, before making any scheduling changes. The schedule remains dependent on teams having enough players to play.