Will LSU Crank Up Music Between Opposition’s Plays At Tiger Stadium?
LSU's Tiger Stadium is one of the loudest in all of football. However, it could get even louder in 2014, thanks to the relaxation of a current rule.
According to University of Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity, the SEC has loosened its stance on blaring music through the stadium sound system during the course of a game.
“They were able to do things in the ACC that we were not in the SEC,” McGarity said. “The rules have changed now for 2014 where we’re able to utilize songs and music up until the point when the quarterback gets over the ball. That’s a big change in the in-game atmosphere.”
School marching bands are already allowed to play music between plays, and at LSU, the "Golden Band from Tiger Land" is a big game-day component to the atmosphere.
The Tigers gameday crew will have to balance the right time to blare music to their team's advantage, while also maintaining the traditional fight songs the LSU band plays throughout gameday.
LSU doesn't need Tiger Stadium to be louder. After all, in 1987 in a matchup with Auburn, the crowd got so loud after a game-winning touchdown from Tommy Hodson to Eddie Fuller that an earthquake was registered by a seismograph. However, if teams are allowed to make it even louder on gameday when opposing team's are on offense, they'll do anything possible to gain an advantage.