Florida-LSU College Football Showdown Postponed Due to Hurricane Matthew

Posted October 08, 2016

Oh really? Foley's successful decision to play politics with a looming natural disaster says otherwise. Could Matthew loop around for a second shot at USA? Could you get buses?

Still, Foley praised Sankey's decision, "I commend Commissioner Sankey on this decision, not an easy one".

For you in this instance.

Alleva said the SEC needs to institute protocol to deal with scheduling around hurricanes so individual schools can not steer the plans.

According to LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva, the Tigers offered to play Florida on Sunday in Gainesville or either Saturday or Sunday in Baton Rouge. At the end of the day, we make these decisions based on what matters, and people's safety is what matters.

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But truthfully, the real anger here should be directed at Sankey and the SEC office.

Then Foley, like a skilled defense attorney who knows his client is guilty, tried to segue to the big picture. Alleva said it would be "very difficult" to give up that game with South Alabama so as to go to Florida, and he's also said that no one has yet contacted him about doing so. "This is not about not wanting to play the football game, as you all know".

He is also factually wrong.

As for Florida's financial hit of losing a home game, a delicious insurance policy should wipe away that concern. He offered to play it in Baton Rouge either on Saturday or Sunday, he had offered accomodations in Baton Rouge for either day. You could've done it Thursday by playing on Sunday or even Monday. They lost ugly at faltering LSU, postponing Les Miles' firing by a couple of weeks, They didn't look real special beating SC and those liberal elites from MA. He hesitated, waited and lost.

These players only have so many chances to showcase themselves to "the next level", and since that's what they come to school for. Vitter urges Governor Scott to consider moving the location of the UF-LSU game or rescheduling it for a later date.

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"They have to play that football game, " Volunteers coach Butch Jones said. It may as well have said, "or we're taking our football and going home". As of 5 p.m., there was no update on the situation. National Weather Service report Wednesday afternoon, knowing full well that Gainesville may not be able to host the game. Hard Rock Stadium is also scheduled to host an National Football League game Sunday between the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. "They thought they may have to move the time a little later. Today, from the very beginning, it fell apart".

Yes, because the fix was already in. "We would've done anything to play the game", Alleva said. The game begins at 4:08 p.m. But that policy doesn't kick in if the game is still played elsewhere, such as Tiger Stadium, or at a neutral site. A state of emergency has been declared. Classes were canceled there Thursday and Friday out of caution. We need to learn how to do our job and that's it, especially when it comes to stopping the run against tough running backs like (LSU's Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams).

But don't blame Foley and McElwain completely.

My, how duplicitous. That's sort of like a meteorologist saying, "It's not going to rain folks, but I'd roll my windows up, and be careful of the lightning".

LSU's run game vs. Florida's defence. Florida fans are holding out hope that they lose both. So, in a way, it wins. LSU is scheduled to play Florida in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN. The two schools do not have a common open date on which to reschedule the game, but they will work to find a solution, including "the possible movement of other games on the schools' schedules", the SEC says.

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