LSU, SEC officials reportedly unhappy CBS passed on LSU-Tennessee

In a surprising scheduling turn of events, LSU’s Oct. 8 matchup against a Tennessee team that will likely rank in the top 10 will not get the 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on CBS. Instead, the game will be televised on ESPN at 11 a.m., just the 15th ever morning kickoff at Tiger Stadium.

Considering it will be a doubleheader on CBS, with Auburn and Georgia kicking off in the early slot and Alabama and Texas A&M playing in the night slot. It’s unsurprising CBS went with the latter in prime time, but LSU fans were surprised to see the former selected since it is widely expected to be a blowout.

Fans weren’t the only ones who felt this way. According to WAFB’s Jacques Doucet, the move drew the ire of both LSU athletics director Scott Woodward and SEC officials.

It seems the league was pushing CBS to pick the inter-divisional matchup, but the network chose to pass on the game not once, but twice. On the bright side, LSU is yet to lose a morning kickoff at home since the turn of the century.

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