LSU and Florida could play, after all, Fox Sports’ Clay Travis reports.
There will have to some arrangements with other opponents, though.
Hearing LSU at Florida may happen on 11/19. LSU would play South Alabama on 10/29 & UF would play Presby on 10/22. Negotiations ongoing.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 10, 2016
The Tigers are set to host South Alabama on Nov. 19, the date Travis reports the game could take place, while Florida is currently scheduled to host Presbyterian. For the Tigers and Gators to make up their canceled game from Saturday, both those games would either need to be themselves canceled or rescheduled.
One problem: On the dates Travis reports those nonconference make-up game could happen, both South Alabama and Presbyterian have scheduled conference games. South Alabama is set to host a Sun Belt opponent Georgia State, while Presbyterian travels to Big South foe Charleston Southern.
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said the game “needs to happen.” What remains to be decided is when and how. No matter, sacrifices will need to be made. If all the above is sorted out and the game does happen Nov. 19, that still leaves LSU with a brutal November schedule.
The Tigers would play Alabama, Arkansas, then Florida when they were supposed to host South Alabama, before traveling to Texas A&M on a short week, with that game on a Thursday.
UPDATE (12:50 p.m.): That treacherous schedule is likely what prompted LSU president F. King Alexander to travel to the SEC offices in Atlanta, petitioning the game be made up Dec. 3, per TigerRag.com.
LSU President F. King Alexander was bound for SEC offices in Atlanta last night targeting Dec. 3 makeup w/ Florida. https://t.co/qs0EDRjzpe
— Tiger Rag (@Tiger_Rag) October 10, 2016
This date presents its own set of problems, namely that the SEC Championship Game is scheduled for Dec. 3, without any cushion to be pushed back. The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released Dec. 4 at noon ET.