LSU's Joe Burrow Thinks Donald Trump Attending Game Against Alabama is 'Pretty Cool'

The "Game of the Century, Part 2" will include a visit from the president.

According to Sports Illustrated, President Donald Trump plans to attend Saturday's football game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, a game that carries implications for the college football playoff and will likely determine the winner of the Southeastern Conference's (SEC) West division.

Speaking to The Advocate, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow gave his opinion on the president coming to watch the two undefeated teams square off in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

"Regardless of political views, that's pretty cool having the president at the game. It doesn't matter whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, (having) the president at the game is pretty cool," Burrow told the newspaper.

Alabama has already begun prepping Bryant-Denny Stadium for Trump's attendance on Saturday, Sports Illustrated reported.

After attending the MLB World Series and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 244 Trump's attendance at the Nov. 9 game will mark his third sporting event in a week. is planning to attend the matchup between LSU and Alabama. The game, being dubbed the "Game Of The Century, Part 2" (part 1 happened in 2011 when the two teams met in Tuscaloosa), is arguably the most anticipated game of the 2019 college football season.

At his previous appearances at sporting events, the president did not receive the warmest welcome. He was booed by Washington Nationals fans at the World Series and at the UFC event at Madison Square Garden.

The matchup will is not the first time Trump has attended an Alabama football game. In 2018, he attended the College Football Playoff championship game between Alabama and Georgia.

Both teams are coming into the matchup following a bye week, which could play a part in the return of Alabama's quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who suffered a high ankle sprain during the Crimson Tide's win against Tennessee on October 19.

Following his injury, he underwent successful surgery, but he is still a game time decision according to Alabama head coach, Nick Saban. Tagovailoa also sat out of the Tide's game against Arkansas on October 26.

"We're not going to put him in a situation where he can't perform, alright? If he can perform, he'll be able to play. If he can't perform then he won't be able to play," Saban said.

Burrow, who is currently the Heisman Trophy favorite, has led the LSU Tigers to an 8-0 start averaging 46.8 points per game. Alabama has won their past two games without Tagovailoa, but they are facing one of their toughest defenses to date in the Tigers.

Despite losing their last eight games to Alabama, Burrow has faith in his team. "We're really confident in our abilities and we're really confident in our coaching staff and our scheme as well," Burrow said.

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