T-Bob Hebert says there’s no need for Alabama and LSU fans to fear, the rivalry game will never go away. As the conference ushers in new teams Oklahoma and Texas in 2024, a proposed 9-game slate will give teams 3 permanent opponents and 6 rotating games each year.

What does the new schedule mean for the heated rivalry between the Tigers and the Crimson Tide? Nothing, according to Hebert. The Tigers and Tide have met in every season since 1964, and most predictions have Alabama and LSU matched as permanent opponents.

Hebert has good reason to believe the LSU vs. Alabama matchup will be on the TV screen for future generations, stating “TV revenue drives everything.” CBS chose the matchup as their only night game for decades, while also breaking viewership records multiple times. In 2011 and 2019, the matchup was declared “the game of the century”, and ESPN once dedicated an entire issue to the rivalry.”

You can watch Herbert’s thoughts in the full video below. A decision about permanent opponents and scheduling is still pending.