The Auburn/LSU Football game could be especially interesting in 2021

LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU Football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The annual matchup between LSU football and Auburn is always one of the most important games of the year in the SEC.

LSU and Auburn are usually in the upper echelon of the SEC West.

The outcome of this game typically has huge implications on who plays in Atlanta for the SEC Championship in December.

As if that’s not enough drama, this year’s matchup could have an added element that makes the game even more intriguing.

Could TJ Finley face LSU football as the Auburn starting QB?

TJ Finley entered the transfer portal earlier this month, after starting five games for LSU as a true freshman in 2020.

Finley was behind Myles Brennan and Max Johnson (and possibly true freshman Garrett Nussmeier) in LSU’s quarterback battle.

After entering the portal, Finley acknowledged that he’d prefer to stay in the SEC.

Over the last couple of weeks, Auburn has emerged as a likely landing spot for the Louisiana native (as detailed by our friends at Fly War Eagle).

Finley made his second career start last season against Auburn. LSU lost the game after Finley passed for 143 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. He started the next three games before losing the job to Johnson.

While it appears there are no hard feelings between Finley and LSU, there’s no doubt he’d be motivated to show his former team what they’re missing if he lands at Auburn.

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SEC matchups don’t really need any added storylines — it’s already the best football conference in college (and the most intriguing).

However, if Finley is Auburn’s starting quarterback on October 2 in Baton Rouge, then it will absolutely be must-see television.