SEC school forced to relocate ahead of season opener due to Hurricane Ida
LSU has been forced to relocate to Houston for the time being due to Hurricane Ida.
Ida is on track to hit Louisiana head-on as it continues to strengthen and it’s expected to be a Category 4 storm by Sunday. The Tigers are expected to stay in Houston before flying to Los Angeles on Thursday.
#LSU football is relocating to Houston due to Hurricane Ida and will stay there until flying to Los Angeles on Thursday for the season opener at UCLA. Ed Orgeron's press conference Monday is canceled.
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) August 28, 2021
As Miller’s tweet also says, head coach Ed Orgeron’s press conference for Monday is also canceled.
LSU isn’t the first major team to relocate out of Louisiana due to Ida. The New Orleans Saints ended up relocating to Dallas while Tulane was packing their bags and going to Birmingham, Alabama.
The Tigers are scheduled to play UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET with the game being televised by FOX. Their home opener is the following Saturday (Sept. 11) against McNeese State and that will be an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff.