Turf at LSU's Stadium Likened to 'Goat Ranch'

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Tropical Storm Olga brought lots of rain and a tad bit of embarrassment to LSU, as the poor condition of the turf at Tiger Stadium took center stage Saturday during a televised broadcast of LSU’s matchup against Auburn.

The sod at Tiger Stadium, which was riddled with brown pockmarks, is slated to be replaced after the Tiger’s final home game against Texas A&M on Nov. 30, however it remained a central topic of conversation for broadcasters as the field worsened over the course of the game.

"Receivers are slipping on the back-shoulder throws, you can see how the turf is giving up," said CBS' Gary Danielson, which was reported by The Advocate.

Social media also took notice, with one comment noting that the field looked like a “goat ranch.”

The sod at Tiger Stadium is partially replaced each year but a complete replacement hasn’t been done in about 10 years.

Along with refurbishing its field, LSU plans to replace the synthetic turf on one of the practice fields at the Charles McClendon Outdoor Practice Facility, among work that is expected to cost approximately $1.3 million. 

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