The television networks and the SEC broke normal operating procedure for the Alabama-LSU game.
Kickoff times are typically announced on the Monday of the week before the game, so Monday’s announcement from the SEC was supposed to include the kickoff times for Nov. 2. CBS, however, threw in that it would select the highly awaited Alabama-LSU game for its 2:30 p.m. slot on Nov. 9.
It will be Alabama’s third CBS appearance this season, the first at home after 2:30 games against South Carolina and Texas A&M.
It is the first time the two won’t meet in a night game since 2010; CBS used its night game option on Georgia-Notre Dame earlier this season.