Report reveals likely new dates for SEC West games involving Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss
The SEC is gearing up for some schedule shuffling after 8 SEC teams had their schedules disrupted with 4 conference games postponed due to COVID-19 tests.
LSU-Alabama was one of the four games canceled. A new article from Tigers beat reporter Glenn Guilbeau of the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reveals the likely makeup date for the rivalry clash. As some have expected, it involves some schedule shuffling.
Guilbeau reports that LSU-Alabama is likely to take place on Dec. 5. The Tigers were originally scheduled to play Ole Miss on that date. The LSU-Ole Miss game would be moved to Dec. 19, the day of the SEC Championship Game.
Currently, LSU is 2-3 while Alabama leads the SEC West with a 6-0 mark. While Ed Orgeron’s squad is not yet mathematically eliminated from winning the SEC West, moving the Ole Miss game to Dec. 19 appears unlikely to create a conflict with the way the season is playing out.
Alabama was scheduled to play Arkansas on Dec. 5. Guilbeau reports that game will likely be moved to Dec. 12, the same day LSU plays Florida. The LSU-Florida game was moved to Dec. 12 after UF’s outbreak resulted in the postponements of two Gators games.
The report notes that the SEC does not want to move Alabama-Auburn from Nov. 28 as the Iron Bowl rivalry clash is slated to be the “SEC on CBS” showcase game. CBS will not be airing an SEC game this Saturday after losing the Alabama-LSU game to COVID postponement.