LSU Football: Why Ed Orgeron is happy with Tigers’ schedule change

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron -- Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron -- Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

LSU football won’t be playing in Baton Rouge this weekend as originally scheduled.

It wouldn’t be college football season without LSU football having a game affected by a hurricane.

The Tigers’ game against Missouri on Saturday was supposed to take place at 8:00 PM on Saturday night in Baton Rouge.

But thanks to Hurricane Delta, the game has been moved to Missouri and will be played at 11:00 AM.

This is the fourth time since 2015 that LSU’s had a game postponed or relocated because of a Hurricane/Tropical Storm.

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On Monday evening, I went over the reasons that moving the game to Columbia was a good move by everyone involved.

Some folks, though, might be wondering why the kick off time was also changed.

It actually makes a lot of sense. And it’s something that made Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron happy.

LSU athletic director Scott Woodward worked to get the game moved to 11:00 AM so the Tigers would be able to get back to Baton Rouge in the evening instead of the middle of the night.

Getting back earlier will aid in the players’ efforts to recover from the game, which is especially important with a trip to Gainesville on the slate for the week after the Mizzou game.

“I do believe that it would’ve been very difficult to play an 8:00 game and travel back and come back Sunday morning at 4:00,” said Orgeron on Tuesday (via Rivals).

“Talking to our trainers, it takes two days to recover. If we play an 11:00 game, we’re gonna be back in Baton Rouge around 6:00 or 7:00 at night. I think our team and our coaches will get more rest. I think that was the big advantage for us.”

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Nothing about moving a game is ideal. But I think everyone made quick, smart decisions in this particular instance.

Now all the Tigers have to focus on is leaving Missouri with a 2-1 record.