2012 SEC Football: CBS Schedules LSU Vs. Alabama For Primetime

It seems CBS won't be making the same mistake twice. LSU SID MIchael Bonnette Tweeted Wednesday morning that the much-anticipated next chapter of the LSU / Alabama rivalry will be a primetime affair:

The game will kickoff at 8 p.m. ET (the peak of tailgate delirium in Baton Rogue) and will be part of a doubleheader CBS broadcast (no announcement has been made as to the second game, but we're guessing Missouri at Florida or Texas A&M at Mississippi State).

Per the terms of their contract with the SEC, CBS can exercise an option that moves one game a year to primetime, a clause they exercised a little too early last season, moving the October 1 Alabama vs. Florida game to primetime before momentum built to the Nov. 5 showdown in Tuscaloosa. The Gators / Tide game was a 38-10 rout, and then the network had to engineer a massive, intricate "trade" with ESPN to get LSU and Alabama in primetime, a mistake they're obviously not wanting to make in 2012.

The network also announced that LSU vs. Arkansas would be a 2:30 p.m. CT broadcast on Friday, November 23.

For more on the LSU Tigers, check out And The Valley Shook, as well as Team Speed Kills and SB Nation's college football news hub.

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