No bye before Bama? LSU has reportedly discussed playing week before game against Crimson Tide
SEC programs are gearing up for a unique 2020 college football season as the 14 teams will be playing 10-game, conference-only schedules. The SEC has not yet announced the restructured schedules, but traditional bye weeks may be scrapped due to the change in plans.
Glenn Guilbeau of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser recently explored what LSU’s new 10-game SEC schedule may look like this fall. An LSU source told Guilbeau that the SEC’s decision has already led to discussions about the Tigers playing on Oct. 31, their originally scheduled bye week ahead of the Alabama game on Nov. 7.
The Tigers and Crimson Tide’s schedules have recently included bye weeks before their annual rivalry clash. Florida and Georgia similarly do the same before meeting in Jacksonville for the game affectionately and unofficially referred to as World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
LSU’s original schedule had the Tigers facing Ole Miss on Sept. 26 to open conference play. Ed Orgeron’s squad was going to then play Nicholls State on Oct. 3 but the SEC has scrapped all out-of-conference regular-season games. Without a new schedule announcement from the SEC, it’s unclear if previously scheduled games, such as LSU-Ole Miss, will keep their scheduled dates or be moved.
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