Saturday’s LSU-Florida game has been suspended indefinitely due to Hurricane Matthew. Obviously, football is secondary to all of the lives that will be impacted by this severe weather and our thoughts are with the people in all affected regions.
While many, sometimes conflicting, reports are surfacing on Twitter as news breaks, it looks like an attempt by the SEC to reschedule this game may become a reality. Most interestingly for Aggies, the SEC seems open to the idea of moving other games around to accommodate a new date for LSU and Florida to play.
SEC: There exists possibility of “moving some games around" to accommodate LSU-Florida later in season.— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) October 6, 2016
One popular proposal is to “buy out” South Alabama and Presbyterian so LSU and Florida can play a conference game on November 19th.
On Nov. 19, LSU plays South Alabama.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 6, 2016
Florida plays Presbyterian.
If the game needs to be played, there's your date.
Of course, LSU is scheduled to play Texas A&M on Thursday, November 24th for Thanksgiving. With no other modifications to the schedule, this would require LSU to play three road SEC games in a 13-day span. One potential solution may be moving LSU at Texas A&M to Saturday, November 26th to give the team adequate rest under the revised schedule.
While this is largely speculative, the story continues to develop and we will let you know when a final decision is made.
If you are in Hurricane Matthew’s path, please be safe.