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G&P
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First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Texas A&M vs. LSU would be an awesome season opener for our LSU Tigers. Thoughts?

I like the permanent opponents idea.

My take:

LSU - Alabama, A&M, and Ole Miss
Alabama - Auburn, LSU, Tennessee
Florida - Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky
Auburn - Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State
A&M - LSU, Texas, South Carolina
Texas - Oklahoma, A&M, Arkansas
Oklahoma - Texas, Missouri, Arkansas
Arkansas - Texas, Ole Miss, Oklahoma
Tennessee - Alabama, Florida, Vandy
Ole Miss - LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas
Mississippi State - Ole Miss, Auburn, Missouri
South Carolina - Georgia, Kentucky, A&M
Georgia - Florida, Auburn, South Carolina
Kentucky - Florida, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt - Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri
Missouri - Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma

*All major games with high TV ratings permanent.
*3 + 6 model. 9-game schedule.
*Play every SEC team every 2-years. Host every 4-years.



Hypothetical 2021 SEC Schedule

Week 1 Sept 4
LSU vs. A&M

Week 2 Sept 11
Arkansas vs. Texas

Week 3 Sept 18
South Carolina vs. Georgia

Week 4 Sept 25
Tennessee vs. Florida
Kentucky vs. South Carolina

Week 5 Oct 2
Florida vs. Kentucky

Week 6 Oct 9
Georgia vs. Auburn
Arkansas vs. Ole Miss
Oklahoma vs. Texas

Week 7 Oct 16

Week 8 Oct 23
Tennessee vs. Alabama

Week 9 Oct 30
Georgia vs. Florida
LSU vs. Ole Miss

Week 10 Nov 6
LSU vs. Alabama

Week 11 Nov 13

Week 12 Nov 20

Nov 25
Texas vs. Texas A&M

Week 13 Nov 27
Auburn vs. Alabama
Ole Miss vs. Miss State
Vandy vs. Tennessee

Week 14 Dec 4
SEC Football Championship - LSU vs. Oklahoma
This post was edited on 7/27 at 7:41 am


SUB
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
They were a season opener for several years back in the day.

I don't like big games for season openers. I prefer a warmup game at least to get the rust off and kinks out.


G&P
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2013
564 posts

re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Correct. LSU open the season with A&M - 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, and 1970.

Also 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.

Also 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995.

Great opening game match-up.

Thanks for the help @Bomont
This post was edited on 7/23 at 2:25 pm


Zephyrius
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
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LSU would be an awesome season opener for our LSU Tigers.

Should have happened when A&M joined the conference. There would have been no need for off campus openers and would be one of the big season opening games nationally each year.

Our idiot admins back then bought into the Thanksgiving game poison.
This post was edited on 7/23 at 1:29 pm


Genestealer55
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Ya..was commonplace in the 80’s for sure


BBATiger
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Don’t like conference games as season openers.


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victoire sécurisé
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Arkansas or Missouri would be a better Labor Day trip.

College Station is a big 100 deg cow pasture in early Sept.


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Basura Blanco
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
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Correct. LSU open the season with A&M - 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, and 1970.

Also 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.


That 1986 opener against heavily favored A&M was epic. Hodson and Harvey William's debut. Sammy Martin housed a short crossing route, Michael Brooks with a late pick 6. The student section was ape shite crazy. My favorite Tiger Stadium game of all-time.


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KD Burner Account
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
I’ve always preferred them in the last game of the year over Arky


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G&P
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2013
564 posts

re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
I've always felt it's great for team morale and energy to have a big game at the beginning of the season.

The grind of summer workouts seem to go by faster.
This post was edited on 7/23 at 2:21 pm


Bomont
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Member since May 2021
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
You forgot '92 '93 '94 '95


G&P
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2013
564 posts

re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
You're right... I'll add it to the above post.


Powerman
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Yeah...I really like the idea of a day game in college station in early September

Hard MFing pass on this stupid idea


G&P
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2013
564 posts

re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Let's do it under the lights on ABC.


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Tiger on the Rag
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
I would not have a problem with it if it was the aggies first game as well.


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JakeFromStateFarm
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
quote:

I don't like big games for season openers

So you’re ok with playing A&M in the opener. Got it.
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Bomont
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Member since May 2021
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
Only reason I knew that was b/c I had to suffer through those games


G&P
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2013
564 posts

re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
I was at the 1987 game in college Station... The hottest game I've ever attended.

LSU won 17-3.

"The '87 Tigers were coming off a Sugar Bowl season, and featured stars and LSU legends like Tommy Hodson, Wendell Davis, Harvey Williams, Eddie Fuller, Eric Andolsek, Eric Hill, Mark Jackson and Nicky Hazard."


Keltic Tiger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
NO. I've been to College Station in Sept. & nite or day, the heat is miserable.Pretty sure no coaching staff would want to open a season with a presumed Top 10 team, especially a conference team.


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Big EZ Tiger
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re: First game of season? Texas A&M Folks.
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don't like big games for season openers. I prefer a warmup game at least to get the rust off and kinks out.

It's so much more exciting though. As long as the other team doesn't have a tune-up game, I don't see the issue. With everything being equal, may the best team win. It makes practice leading up to the 1st game that much more important.


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