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Miles Sums Up LSU-Wisconsin Games As Only He Can

gfx - they said itIf we were to put up a random quote from each of the SEC’s 14 football coaches, you would be able to pick out the quote from Les Miles with ease.  His flowery language and often odd sentence structure have even led someone to create a website featuring 641 of his best (or most bizarre) quotes.

Well yesterday, LSU’s coach briefly touched his school’s finalized deal with Wisconsin.  The Badgers and Tigers will meet at Houston’s Reliant Stadium next year with a 2016 game scheduled for Green Bay’s Lambeau Field.

 

“The Houston position is (in) a place we recruit really well.  It’s almost a home game for us, and we’ll enjoy the local venue and the Texas spotlight — the TVs and the opportunity to recruit to some of those homes in that state…

Also, what a historic venue (Lambeau Field) to have a college team go to.  There’s a quality opponent there, certainly, and (an) opportunity to go visit.”

 

Yes, the contract between the two schools will indeed provide an opportunity for LSU to go visit.

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LSU, Wisconsin Finalize Deal For Neutral Site Games

Lambeau RedevelopmentWhaddyathink the over/under is for the number of LSU fans carrying signs with the word “Lambeaux” on them?

LSU and Wisconsin have officially agreed to meet one another at two neutral sites in future football seasons.  Next year, the schools will open the 2014 season with a game at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.  Then in 2016, the Tigers will travel to Green Bay to face the Badgers at historic Lambeau Field.

LSU associate AD Verge Ausberry told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that there are still “some small details to work out, but the contracts should be done next week.”

SEC fans should get used to seeing Wisconsin.  The Badgers will open against LSU in 2014 and 2016 and against Alabama in 2015.  SEC versus Big Ten?  Good stuff.  Kudos to all involved.

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LSU And Wisconsin Hammering Out Details For Neutral Site Games

mrsec-breaking-newsLSU and Wisconsin have been working on setting up a pair of neutral-site games for themselves for the past couple of months (at least).  According to Tiger AD Joe Alleva today, those games are close to being nailed down.

As of this moment, the plan calls for one game to be played between the schools at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2014.  Then, a second game will be played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in either 2016, 2017 or 2018.

As CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler points out today: “Neutral-site games are trendy in part because of the payouts.  The average per-team revenue from such games among power-conference teams is roughly $3 million-$4 million, according to several administrators familiar with the process.”

Hmmm.  I seem to recall someone at this site predicting an explosion in neutral-site games way back in July of 2009.

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LSU A.D. Alleva Confirms Talks With Wisconsin About Lambeau Game

lambeau2Over the weekend, word leaked out of the Wisconsin camp that the Badgers were interested in locking up a neutral site game against LSU.  The neutral site?  The Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field… which isn’t exactly neutral.

Earlier this week, LSU AD Joe Alleva admitted that his school is in discussions with Badger brass about the matchup:

 

“We’re still in the preliminary stages of talking to them.  It’s too early.  There’s too many things to consider.  The biggest thing to consider is the value of playing a game that far away versus the value of playing a game in Tiger Stadium.  That’s what it comes down to.

From a recruiting standpoint it’s a great game to tell kids you are going to play in Lambeau Field.  But Wisconsin is a long way away…

The novelty of playing at Lambeau is great, but there’s a whole lot of things to weigh.  The financial things.  We’ll see.”

 

Alleva said the schools are actually talking about playing two games against one another — one at Lambeau and one in Houston.

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