LSU: Game won't be in Houston, but site not set for Saturday

Not likely to be played at LSU

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 28, 2017 - 1:31 pm

Officials today offered a limited update on the LSU football game that was supposed to be played against BYU Saturday in Houston.  

A decision has not been made yet on where to play the game.

"This is ESPN's game.  It is not LSU's game. It's ESPN's game.  They have the rights to it," LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva told reporters. "We've been in constant contact with them, and as soon as we know something, we'll let you know. I hope that will be within the next 24 hours."

What about Tiger Stadium?

"It's been offered up, but I frankly don't think that is going to happen," the AD said.

Asked if the Superdome was a consideration or not due to possible flood concerns, Alleva chose his words carefully.

"ESPN is in negotiations with various venues to see which is the best place for this game to be played," he replied

Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron said he was worrying about getting the players and coaches ready, regardless of the venue.

"My job is to get the team ready. We're going to focus in on the task at hand.  Where they tell me we're going to play, I am going to get the team ready to go, and we are going to compete like Tigers."

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