OUR TURN: LSU Band Policy

OUR TURN: LSU Band Policy

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The tradition of Southern hospitality is alive again at LSU. School officials found a way to reverse their embarrassing policy preventing the marching bands from visiting schools from performing at halftime of the football games.

When they were challenged on the new policy, LSU athletic officials cited a safety issue, saying there was not room on the field for both bands. Once their poor decision became widely known, it only took them about a week to figure out a plan that would accommodate both bands.

Wouldn't it have been better if someone at LSU could have spent that amount of time trying to figure out a better solution to the safety question before announcing such an obviously bad plan?

At the end of the day, LSU fans were going to be very unhappy when other schools retaliated, refusing to let the Golden Band from Tigerland perform on the road. Anybody could have seen that one coming. The LSU Athletic Department needs a sign on the wall that says "Measure twice, cut once."

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