LSU's Bertman says Baton Rouge ready for Tennessee

Updated: September 8, 2005, 6:02 PM ET
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LSU athletic director Skip Bertman told ESPN's Bob Ley that the school is confident the Tigers' next home football game, scheduled against Tennessee for Saturday, Sept. 24, will be played in Baton Rouge.

"I don't think there's much doubt the game will be played at Tiger Stadium," Bertman said during taping for Thursday's Outside The Lines Nightly. "We're hopeful that ESPN having first choice will select that game and it will be played at night. "We can get back to some type of normalcy we're used to here and get a Saturday night in Tiger Stadium where we can turn our guys lose and turn the fans lose and for a brief time, three, four, maybe six hours, people can forget some serious, serious problems."

LSU moved its home game with Arizona State this Saturday to Tempe, Ariz., because the LSU campus is still being used as a haven for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. The Tigers also postponed their season opener against North Texas because of the storm.

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