As you well know after what was a painfully boring college football Saturday, four SEC games were postponed due to COVID and contact tracing issues, including Alabama’s trip to Baton Rouge. LSU beat writer Glenn Guilbeau has the skinny on the reschedule.
LSU is scheduled to host Ole Miss (2-4) at the moment on Dec. 5, while Alabama is scheduled to play at Arkansas on Dec. 5. The plan the SEC is working on has the Alabama-Arkansas game moving to Dec. 12, and the LSU-Ole Miss game switching to Dec. 19 - the day of the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta that neither team is expected to reach.
Alabama and No. 5 Florida (4-1) lead the SEC West and East, respectively. LSU has already filled its Dec. 12 date designated by the SEC as COVID-19 makeup Saturday before the season - as it will play at Florida then. The LSUFlorida game was postponed from Oct. 17 because of a COVID-19 outbreak amid the Gators.
This makes plenty of sense. Alabama will no longer have a bye week advantage over Florida preceding the SEC Championship Game, and Ole Miss will finally get to play on that weekend for the first time in their history. Alabama will get to administer the whipping to LSU that they have been waiting to deliver. Everybody is happy, right?