While the worst of Hurricane (now tropical storm) Harvey continues to dump rain on Southeast Texas and western Louisiana, LSU has extended a hand just in case.
Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Sunday that the Tigers told McNeese State that the team could use its practice facility if it had to in the next week.
…In fact, there is a plan in place for the McNeese State football team to practice in LSU’s indoor facility for portions of this coming week, if the school’s campus closes, a McNeese official confirmed.
Located in Lake Charles, La., it would be a short two hour drive to Baton Rouge for McNeese State. The ties between the Tigers and Cowboys go beyond sharing the same state, they also carry some of the same blood. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. One of Orgeron’s sons, Parker, plays for McNeese State. Orgeron used the open Saturday from the LSU-Florida recheduled game last season to watch him play at Southeastern Louisiana.
As for the Tigers plans, it looks like the Superdome could be in play for their matchup against BYU next Saturday if the game can’t take place in Houston at NRG Stadium, but an official decision likely won’t come until later this week. While the Tigers stay high and mostly dry in Baton Rouge, it was kind of them to extend a hand. It also wasn’t the first time in the past week that some college football friendliness has taken place in wake of the disaster. The University of Texas allowed the University of Houston to use its facilities as well.
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