Noon? Nah. Florida will take on LSU at 7:30 p.m. in a primetime contest on the SEC Network, the SEC announced on Sunday.
With the Mississippi State-Auburn clash featuring two top-five teams set for the 3:30 p.m. showcase spot on CBS, Florida fans were worried about being shuffled back in the pack for their annual meeting with LSU, perhaps to a noon slot on CBS. Instead, Georgia's trip to Missouri will be in that slot on the schedule, and Alabama's visit to Arkansas will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Florida-LSU is the only game featuring two SEC teams that will air on the SEC Network next Saturday. Kentucky and Tennessee, the two teams Florida has beaten on the SEC Network, will play non-conference games before the Gators and Tigers get the network's spotlight.
Florida and LSU last met in a night game in 2010, which Gators fans may remember for ... reasons.
Florida fans may be getting a bit tired of finding the SEC Network on their various devices: The LSU game will be Florida's fourth appearance on the SEC Network in five (completed) games this season, with only Florida's CBS-broadcast loss to Alabama taking place on a different channel. (Florida's cancelled game against Idaho was carried by ESPNU.)
But, well, Florida is undefeated on the SEC Network so far...