All eyes will turn to Tiger Stadium and visiting Louisiana-Lafayette and, hopefully, a nice, dry night to play football.
At this writing, Ernesto is
forecast to turn to the east, a hurricane now presumably headed to
A quick check of that state's
football schedule shows
Speaking of which, got your flashlights, batteries, etc., ready?
Assuming the best but prepared for the worst, Saturday will finally give us some answers to the many questions surrounding LSU football.
The Ragin' Cajuns are a decent team, picked to win the Sun Belt, and, while LSU will overpower the visitors, the game should provide better insight than some season openers.
All of us will be watching JaMarcus Russell's every move at quarterback, looking to see if he's completely healed from his injuries that kept him out of the Peach Bowl to his renewed leadership of the offense.
All eyes, too, will be on rehabbing running back Alley Broussard, whose knee is cause for great speculation. Certainly LSU was better with him than without.
Dwayne Bowe, who had some key drops despite 41eceptions, nine for touchdowns a year ago, had eye surgery. Will that make him a better receiver?
How will LSU handle the quirky scheduling of two games at home and one on the road times four?
No doubt the first three road games
are the toughest games on the schedule,
You know already that the winner of the LSU-at-Auburn game, in only third week of the season, is the likely winner of the Southeastern Conference Western Division with the loser facing a heck of an uphill battle to stay in the national-championship hunt.
Yeah, if the weather cooperates and
the first hurricane can wait till after the first two home games, against ULL
In the meantime, prepare for the media onslaught. This week will be one to remember Katrina – sports included – until finally we get to some football. And even with the temperatures in the high 90s, that will be a welcome relief.
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