While some may be frustrated over the cancellation of Saturday’s Florida-LSU contest (namely Tennessee fans), the Tigers’ athletic director Joe Alleva admitted the team did just about everything in its power to make the game happen, seemingly hinting at Florida not exerting quite the same effort.
Florida’s athletic director Jeremy Foley noted it would be “impossible” to put on the contest on such short notice, via SEC Country:
“… To try to put a road trip together of 150-plus people in a day and a half not knowing the conditions of the roads, not knowing the conditions of the airports, trying to get equipment out there, again, not in the best interest of safety, not in the best interest of people that would be involved in that trip.”
Unfortunately for the Tigers and those involved, early projections had the game going on as planned until it fell apart on Thursday:
Florida reportedly sought a makeup date of November 19, and a buyout of non-conference games.
That wasn’t a feasible solution, per reports:
Alleva admitted Friday morning the game would not be made up, leaving plenty of questions on how the SEC East will shake out.
Tennessee would need to win at least one of its next two contests against Texas A&M or Alabama, or hope that Florida stumbles against one of its remaining SEC contests (Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina and Vanderbilt) in order to punch a ticket to Atlanta and the SEC title game.