Alabama-LSU, two other SEC games already postponed due to COVID-19
It appears Alabama’s chance at redemption will have to wait.
According to an announcement from the Southeastern Conference Tuesday afternoon, the LSU-Alabama game, as well as the Tennessee-Texas A&M game, have been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantine requirements.
NEWS | The Alabama at LSU and Texas A&M at Tennessee FB games of Nov. 14 are postponed due to positive tests, contact tracing & subsequent quarantine of individuals within the LSU and A&M FB programs.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 10, 2020
Auburn-Mississippi State had already been postponed due to the virus.
Last season, the Crimson Tide fell to LSU, and the Tigers went on to topple Clemson for the National Championship.
Had the postponement come a couple weeks back, prior to the Alabama bye week, there would have been room in the schedule for a shuffling of dates.
It could have been possible to play a make-up game after the completion of the regular season, but LSU has already scheduled a makeup game with Florida for Dec. 12, after their game originally scheduled for Oct. 17 with the Gators was postponed.
The Crimson Tide have games scheduled every week, so chances of getting in a complete schedule are slim – unless the SEC Championship game is somehow pushed back.
Nothing seems to be written in stone in the 2020 college football schedule, so who knows?