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Florida football game postponed

With Hurricane Matthew closing in on the United States, several in-state college football games could be impacted by the storm.

The looming impact of powerful Hurricane Matthew has prompted the Southeastern Conference on Thursday to postpone the LSU-Florida football game, which had been scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville, Florida.

The ACC issued a statement Wednesday saying its athletics directors voted to continue playing an eight-game schedule with at least one game against a power-conference opponent.

Schools that play yearly rivalry games against SEC teams preferred an eight-game schedule because that would give them some flexibility and keep the schedule balanced with four home games and four on the road. 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). If Florida knew this game wouldn't be played in Gainesville and were unwilling to play elsewhere, I would argue they knew this game would not be played.

In the end, we found out who was in charge, and it wasn't LSU.

If necessary, Game 2 could be moved to Sunday, which is scheduled as a travel day in the series.

"I really understand the interest in the game, people's desire to play the game".

"There are numerous options at UF's disposal to safely conduct this game, including rescheduling for a later date, and I implore you to discuss these with UF's Athletic Department".

The football game between the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators has been postponed indefinitely.

According to Florida AD Jeremy Foley, "Nobody tried to drag this out".

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Florida Atlantic, which is practicing across the state in Tampa, has opted to move its football game against Charlotte from Saturday to Sunday, althought FAU - which is located in Boca Raton - cautioned that Sunday's date is tentative.

LSU has an open date October 29 but that date won't work because Florida plays Georgia in Jacksonville.

The following day, the Miami Dolphins return home for a game with the Tennessee Titans at 1 PM. We offered to go to Gainesville on Sunday.

Even if the option had been presented, it would be hard for LSU to agree to. In 2015, the Tigers' road game against SC instead was moved to Baton Rouge because of Hurricane Joaquin. It's the first time the team has had to cancel a game since Hurricane Wilma came through the area in 2005.

The Vols play the top two teams in the SEC over the next two weeks, the Texas A&M; Aggies and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Stay tuned to Tiger Blitz for more reaction to LSU-Florida being postponed/cancelled.

LSU's next game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, against Southern Mississippi (4-1 entering game at Texas San Antonio Saturday) on the SEC Network.

Missouri's players spoke softly, some with heads hung, last Saturday in the wake of a 42-7 loss at LSU in Baton Rouge, La.

LSU had offered Florida planes, buses and lodges earlier in the week so the Gators could have anything they needed to play the game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge sources told both Tiger Blitz and Fightin' Gators. We've been tracking this storm since Tuesday, been in constant communication with the Southeastern Conference since Tuesday. Whatever happens, happens. I know this, that this football team we'll be ready to play next Saturday.

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