TJ Finley gets nod to start against No. 1 Alabama

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TJ Finley gets nod to start against No. 1 Alabama
TJ Finley (11) of the LSU Tigers during the second half of a game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on November 28, 2020 in College Station, Texas. (Source: Chris Parent/Chris Parent / LSU Athletics)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU has announced four former Tigers as guest captains for Saturday’s game against Alabama and Nick Saban has been cleared to travel with his team.

As far as the current team goes, it will be led on the field once again by true freshman quarterback TJ Finley.

“We’re going to start TJ,” head coach Ed Orgeron said Thursday. “He’s done a tremendous job at practice, so has Max. Plan on playing both if the situation arises.”

LSU-Alabama Preview: Tremendous Challenge

Orgeron called it a tremendous challenge, especially without the experience of Myles Brennan at quarterback and the explosive big-play ability of wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr., who’s no longer there after opting out last weekend.

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Alabama is officially a 29.5 point favorite.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will air on CBS.

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