Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Could LSU-Texas A&M game be played on Thanksgiving weekend in the future?

LSU's defense tries to stop you-know-who.

LSU's final opponent of the regular season has since 1992 has been Arkansas. The one exception to this was in 2001, when the Tigers' game against Auburn was pushed back to the end of the season due to 9-11. That could all change, as LSU athletic director Joe Alleva announced that the game may be moved to an earlier slot on the schedule, and replaced with LSU's newest SEC West rival, Texas A&M.
The game could possibly even be played on Thanksgiving, though Alleva didn't seem to be too keen on the idea.

"That's a possibility and a subject to discussion in these meetings here," Alleva said. "It's a possibility. I think our fans would embrace playing A&M at the end of the year. I'm not a big fan of (playing on) Thanksgiving Day. Not in Tiger Stadium, any way.

An LSU-Texas A&M season-ending rivalry game could be huge for the SEC, but probably won't stay around for long. Sooner or later, Texas A&M and Texas are going to make up and renew their end-of-the-year rivalry. But seeing the Aggies play the Tigers Thanksgiving weekend would be a perfect substitute until that happens.

(via The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

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