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Reports: LSU-Alabama Football Game Rescheduled for December 5

SEC rearranges football schedule, allowing Tigers to host Tide next Saturday

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Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported early Friday morning that SEC will make a few adjustments of the football schedule that will allow LSU’s postponed matchup with Alabama to be played next Saturday.

The Tigers and Tide were supposed to play November 14 but that game was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak in the LSU football program and the team falling below the minimum 53-man threshold needed to compete.

LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron has long maintained wanting to play the Alabama game but conceded that rescheduling the game is “out of my wheelhouse.”

“But I know that my guy feeling is that it’s going to be rescheduled, and I hope it is,” Orgeron said as recently as Monday. “And I look forward to playing them.”

For LSU, the Tigers have had three football games changed this season. October 10th’s game against the Missouri Tigers was moved from Baton Rouge to Columbia because of Hurricane Delta, and the Florida game was moved from October 17th to December 12 after a COVID-19 outbreak knocked the Gators below the minimum requirement needed to play.

The SEC recently added an additional week, December 19, to its football schedule which will allow the LSU-Alabama game to be played next Saturday. December 19 is now the day of the SEC Championship and teams that aren’t the Eastern or Western Division champion can use that day as an additional makeup date. It’s expected that LSU will host Ole Miss on December 19th. The Tigers were originally scheduled to host the Rebels on December 5th.