LSU football might only be 11-12 over the last two seasons, but Tiger Stadium is still one of the best places in the world to be on a fall Saturday.
Will ESPN’s College GameDay, the network’s wildly popular traveling pre-game Saturday staple, agree in 2022?
According to one national media outlet, the answer is yes.
247Sports predicted the location of College GameDay for each Saturday this fall and they think the iconic show will visit Baton Rouge in week 10 for the Alabama game.
"There are two games in this spot that ESPN will choose between — Alabama at LSU and Clemson at Notre Dame. Nick Saban vs. Brian Kelly might be too salivating to pass on, especially with this one at Tiger Stadium and likely under the lights. This experience is why Kelly left the Fighting Irish for Baton Rouge, right? Alabama-LSU always has high stakes and the Crimson Tide could be coming into this road game unbeaten and ranked at the top of the polls."
Will 247Sports be right about College GameDay visiting LSU football?
The logic here makes sense. Clemson vs Notre Dame will be a big game as well. And I could easily see ESPN going in that direction. But Nick Saban vs Brian Kelly for the first time in Baton Rouge could be a lot of fun.
Tennessee vs Georgia in Athens could be another option. Georgia will likely be undefeated. And if Tennessee is playing well, this could be the matchup.
However, I mostly agree with 247Sports on this one.
The only problem is that sometimes ESPN likes to get creative. They’ve been to every major college venue at least once. Most of them more than once. As a result, ESPN likes to go to smaller schools/venues sometimes. Or less obvious locations.
Could ESPN get wild and choose something like Penn State at Indiana? Or would they go with Air Force vs Army in Arlington, TX?
I think Baton Rouge will ultimately be the pick. But I wouldn’t be shocked to see ESPN go in a different direction.