Home-and-home series vs. prominent non-conference teams are uncommon these days in college football. And LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva has seen why first-hand.
"Literally 80 percent just say 'no' right away" when LSU contacts potential opponents, Alleva said Tuesday morning on 104.5 FM ESPN's Culotta & The Prince radio show.
"They're a little more open to the so-called neutral-site game. That's why we were able to attract a Wisconsin, a TCU ... BYU in the future...
"Teams don't want to come to Tiger Stadium and get their butts beat. That's just a fact of life. I'm being as blunt as I can be...they don't want to schedule losses."
This past weekend, The Advocate reported Alleva saying TV networks are pushing him to move this season's home game vs. Texas A&M to Thanksgiving Day. He reitierated Tuesday that he's not budging.
"We may have to play Friday night or Saturday night. But we're not gonna play on Thanksgiving Day, I'll tell you that much," he said.