The SEC on CBS isn't messing around with the start of its college football coverage in 2013. The network announced that it will kick off their 2013 schedule with Texas A&M hosting Alabama on September 14th, with the game kicking off at 3:30 p.m. ET. It's a rematch of last year's epic tilt in Tuscaloosa, where Johnny Manziel handed the national champions their lone loss of the 2012 season.
Additionally, CBS is keeping the LSU-Arkansas game on Black Friday. The Tigers and Razorbacks will continue to play their rivalry game the Friday after Thanksgiving, at its traditional 1:30 p.m. CT slot.
The only other SEC football game to be scheduled is the traditional World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Florida and Georgia will play in Jacksonville on November 2nd with a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.
Also scheduled are two doubleheaders on October 19th and November 9th, with game matchups not yet announced. October 19th features promising contests like Arkansas-Alabama, Florida-Missouri, Georgia-Vanderbilt, and South Carolina-Tennessee for CBS to choose from, while November 9th matches up Arkansas-Ole Miss, Vanderbilt-Florida and the usually titanic matchup between LSU and Alabama that you can probably pencil in for the night slot once again.
The full CBS slate of announced games is below. All times ET
Sept. 14 Alabama at Texas A&M 3:30 PM
Oct. 5 Air Force at Navy 11:30 AM
Oct. 19 SEC Doubleheader 12:00 NOON, 3:30 PM
Nov. 2 Georgia vs. Florida 3:30 PM
Nov. 9 SEC Doubleheader 3:30 PM, 8:00 PM
Nov. 29 Arkansas at LSU 2:30 PM
Dec. 7 SEC Championship 4:00 PM
Dec. 14 Army vs. Navy 3:00 PM
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM
All other "SEC Games of the Week" are announced six-to-12 days prior to their broadcast date.