I thought it was likely CBS would grab next week’s Georgia-LSU match as its 3:30 game of the week, and it has. The pairing of two top ten teams (barring an upset this week) was bound to be attractive. But there’s another selling point.
CBS has selected the LSU-Georgia game for its featured broadcast that day, and the game will kick off shortly after 3:30 p.m.
The fast start by Ole Miss, which just won at Texas, increased the chances that CBS might want the Rebels’ visit to No. 1 Alabama. But the network evidently preferred what seems likely to be a matchup of top-10 teams, as well as the return of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger to Athens.
Mettenberger was dismissed from Georgia before the 2010 season. He transferred to a junior college and then LSU, where he is currently in his second year as the starter.
Oh, yeah, the Mettster. The prodigal son’s return home should give Uncle Verne and Tracy plenty of fodder to fill the dead air time with during the broadcast. Look on the bright side – at least it should cut down the Manziel chatter.