After LSU and Florida agreed to postpone their game scheduled for Saturday in Gainesville because to Hurricane Matthew, the reaction from across the country came pouring in through Twitter and television.
One of the most prominent names was SEC Network analyst and long-time radio host Paul Finebaum. He had this to say on possibly rescheduling the game to a later date on his show Thursday afternoon.
“I believe I know commissioner Sankey well,” Finebaum said. “I believe he will do the right thing. This game does need to be played. You can’t allow a game like this to go unplayed.”
One of the ideas that has been floated around is LSU and Florida buying out South Alabama and Presbyterian, the teams they play on Nov. 19. This would allow Florida to play LSU on that date while Presbyterian plays South Alabama. Finebaum questioned what media might say if that doesn’t happen.
“Can you imagine the national media on the morning of the 19th?” Finebaum asked. “Here you have LSU playing South Alabama. You have Florida playing Presbyterian and that game is not on the board on one of the most unwatchable weekends of the year college football in this part of the country.”
The only problem is LSU has reportedly already turned down the buyout idea. There is a chance the game doesn’t need to happen if both team are out of contention and it doesn’t matter. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones also joined Finebaum’s chorus earlier in the day, saying the game needs to be played.