Apparently, CBS did not think highly enough of the LSU-Tennessee matchup on Oct. 8 at Tiger Stadium to schedule the SEC showdown in its spotlight 3:30 p.m. Eastern time window.

Instead, the game between the Tigers and No. 8 Volunteers will kick off at 11 a.m. local time in Baton Rouge on ESPN.

According to Louisiana sportscaster Jacques Doucet, the decision by CBS to pass up the attractive matchup not once but twice has drawn the ire of LSU athletic director Scott Woodward and some SEC officials.

Instead of opting for the surging Volunteers and Brian Kelly’s Tigers in Death Valley on Oct. 8, CBS has decided to go with the matchup of top-ranked and defending national champion Georgia and Auburn in Athens.

Another possible matchup that CBS could’ve chosen in the Week 6 afternoon slot is a showdown between 2nd-ranked Alabama and suddenly revitalized 17th-ranked Texas A&M in Tuscaloosa. Instead, CBS will show that matchup in its primetime window on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time as part of a CBS doubleheader.