GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the Florida-LSU game indefinitely shelved, both schools and the SEC will work to reschedule it this season.
There’s been a few scenarios proposed, such as cancelling their Nov. 19 non-conference games or pushing back the SEC Championship one week for them to play on Dec. 3.
Regardless of the date, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Saturday the “game needs to be played.” UF coach Jim McElwain is in agreement.
“We want to play it, there’s no doubt about it,” McElwain said Monday. “Obviously it’s in the hands of the SEC.”
The league ultimately made the decision last Thursday to postpone the game because of Hurricane Matthew. But some national pundits suggested the Gators used the storm to dodge playing LSU, and McElwain strongly responded to those comments Monday.
Later in the afternoon, LSU athletics director said the Nov. 19 possibility is off the table.
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McElwain said he will have no input on the rescheduling of the game.
“That’s one of those deals that is in the hands of the SEC and the different schools,” he said. “I don’t think that they would probably bring the football coach into something like that. They’ll make the right choice.
“Right now what we’ve got to do is turn our focus to homecoming and play Missouri.”