Fox Sports’ Clay Travis has no problem speaking his mind, and he gave the Florida Gators plenty of it on Friday for his perceived dodging of LSU.
Travis then questioned why Florida couldn’t agree on a Sunday or Monday game like Georgia-South Carolina and then questioned if the Gators were using the hurricane to advance their opportunities to win the SEC East.
Travis then called it “shameful” and said the SEC shouldn’t allow the decision to be made by the university and they should make them play.
He also speculated that Florida was “stubborn” in planning for alternatives and understood they could cancel the game and give their injured starting quarterback Luke Del Rio another week to get healthy.
Thanks to somewhat of a loophole, the highest win percentage for in-conference competition is the division champion. Meaning all Florida has to do is win out in its in-conference games the rest of the season, and the Gators will punch a ticket to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game if Tennessee loses two in-conference games.
The Vols have back-to-back matchups against Texas A&M this weekend, and Alabama next.
Aside from LSU, Florida has Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas and South Carolina on its slate.
That’s a cakewalk compared to Tennessee’s matchups against Texas A&M and Alabama. The Vols’ competition then falls off to South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri and Vanderbilt.
Florida could certainly slip up against teams like Georgia or Arkansas down the stretch, but their path is significantly easier than the Volunteers’ next two weeks.
Tennessee has the team’s fate in their own hands by beating the Aggies, but it would be a brutal end to the season after the Vols snapped an 11-year losing streak to Florida.