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Officials from LSU and BYU reportedly met with ESPN on Sunday to discuss possibly moving the season opener in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey which has caused “catastrophic flooding” in the city.

The game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, September 2nd in NRG Stadium but potential relocation options could include LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge or the Superdome in New Orleans. Per SBNation.com:
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“Officials from both schools will meet with ESPN on Sunday to discuss moving the game away from Houston’s NRG Stadium,” the report reads. “Two potential relocation sites are LSU’s Tiger Stadium or New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A source told SB Nation both schools are committed to playing the game Saturday in a different city.”
Playing the game on Sunday is not an option as BYU doesn’t allow its sports teams to compete on Sundays, due to a Church of Latter Day Saints policy.

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Chitter Chatter82 months
The earlier a decision is made, the better. It gives those who want to go the opportunity to make plans. I know there's a lot of moving parts so I guess we will know when ESPN makes their decision.
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Exactly. Just make a decision and go with it. If you wait too long it ends up like the florida fiasco last year.
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Tiger198882 months
It will be cancelled
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ElroyJetSon82 months
This isn't Florida
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TheTigershark82 months
Move it to Dallas
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JDMMonroeTiger82 months
Let's play it at Lambeau. Last year was a blast except for the outcome.
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Spankum82 months
Damn truth...Green Bay was one of my favorite road trips to date....
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sdagro82 months
Not sure where they should play. Tiger Stadium will probably be soaked as previously stated. So let's go down the River where 3 weeks ago, just 5-8" of rain flooded the place due to "sub-standard drainage" and "possible" misuse of funds. So that seems to be our options!
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alumni9582 months
That's 2 options... not the ONLY 2 options.
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Gondor82 months
Isn't Monday labor day? What will Houston look like on Monday? This could also be a way around the Sunday issue for BYU at either Dallas, New Orleans or even Baton Rouge.
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STRIPES82 months
Superdome baby.
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WJ82 months
Leave it to AlEva and we'll be playing in Provo for the next 4 years.
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Hair of the Dog82 months
This makes 3 years in a row that weather has changed our schedule.
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Laman197882 months
Last year's weather technically already changed this season's schedule.
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SomeLSUguy82 months
Watch and learn gaytoys... I mean gaywhores... I mean school in florida that couldn't figure this out last year... We'll show you how it's done.
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DaleGribblesMower82 months
Superdome, Saturday night. Get ready
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airportwhiskey82 months
That's what I just heard. Awesome.
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conman82 months
Landrieu is too busy taking down Confederate statues. Meanwhile at the S&WB.
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otowntiger82 months
What are they waiting on??! Move the game now!!! Avoid last year's debacle!! Has he not learned his lesson?
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Nix to Twillie82 months
You can't just immediately declare the game played and POOF problem solved. There are a lot of different conversations that have to happen. Good thing is they're actively working on it. Relax.
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bilbo7282 months
Try to follow me. It is not just Alleva's decision. What lesson did he have to LEARN? LSU offered anything they could to get the Florida game player on the weekend it was scheduled.
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LSU Wayne82 months
I wouldn't plan on playing that game in NOLA either. Would you trust a relocated game in the hands of Landrieu after he proved his administration couldn't handle a thunderstorm just a few days ago?
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Lexman182 months
SMG manages the Superdome and NRG Stadium in Houston and says The Dome is ready to go for next Saturday's game! Seems like the logical choice as long as ESPN doesn't wreck everything!
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dred2482 months
Based on that forcast map New Orleans is getting 4-6in of rain. It will also be flooded.
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alumni9582 months
Over several days... not hours
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conman82 months
No way this game gets played in Houston
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themunch82 months
Superdome baby
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LSU Tiger Eyes82 months
It's about freaking time they give an update; Alleva must be Landrieu's twin sista!
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emanresu82 months
Superdome. Tiger Stadium will be soaked.
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Nix to Twillie82 months
Glad they're doing something about it. Good job.
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