GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People across the southeast are closely monitoring the course of Hurricane Matthew and fans of both Florida and LSU are wondering how the weather might impact the teams’ pivotal SEC game Saturday.
But the Florida players didn’t seem all that concerned when asked about it after practice Tuesday night.
For that matter, it seemingly hasn’t been a topic at all for the No. 18-ranked Gators.
“No. Honestly, I don’t pay much attention to that. Is it supposed to hit us or something?” junior center Cameron Dillard said.
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Florida put out an official statement earlier in the day Tuesday saying there has been no change to the scheduled noon start of the Gators’ game with LSU on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but that the university and the SEC would continue to monitor the situation.
It sounds like the players have enough to focus on in preparing for the Tigers, though.
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“Nah, I ain’t hear nothing about that,” junior cornerback Quincy Wilson said.
Redshirt freshman linebacker Kylan Johnson said coach Jim McElwain had not brought it up with the team.
“One of my teammates told me about it today, but it might pass through like last time,” Johnson said. “We’re just going to practice like we’re going to play the game anyway. Whatever happens, happens. … Everything’s still the same, really. If it rains outside, then we have this new indoor (facility) that we can use (for practice).”