Jeremy Foley let his frustrations with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva be known on Thursday.
In a release regarding the rescheduling of the Florida-LSU game, Foley was critical of the Tigers’ handling of the situation.
“We made this decision to play the game in Baton Rouge,” Foley said in a statement. “The conference office asked us to find a solution in working with LSU, yet LSU was never a true partner in our discussions. The Southeastern Conference offered some other solutions and the LSU administration made it clear that they were unwilling to consider other reasonable options.”
From the time the game was postponed, Alleva was adamant that the Tigers would get home game on Nov. 19.
It was announced on Thursday that the game would take place on Nov. 19 in Baton Rouge.
The LSU athletic director got his way, but received mixed reviews by the social media:
You see how little respect people have for Joe Alleva that Jeremy Foley would publicly blast him in that manner.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 13, 2016
This is accurate. And it's why LSU might not get who it wants in its coaching search. https://t.co/WTqvjrx7ys
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) October 13, 2016
The fact that the game will be played in Baton Rouge is a remarkable concession by Florida. Surprised. Alleva's hard-core stance worked.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) October 13, 2016
Joe Alleva said LSU would play a home game on Nov. 19. And there you have it.
— Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) October 13, 2016
Joe Alleva said he was gonna have a home game November 19th
— Booger (@SECbooger) October 13, 2016
So Joe Alleva beat Jeremy Foley at the negotiating table. https://t.co/o8thSzFivL
— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) October 13, 2016
In addition to Jeremy Foley taking a shot at LSU, SEC office thanked Florida, the Sun Belt, Karl Benson, Presbyterian. Did not thank LSU.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 13, 2016