It appears Florida and LSU have finally agreed to play this season following last week’s postponement decision following the lead up to Hurricane Matthew. Florida ultimately determined to postpone the game without having a backup plan in place, however, a week later that plan is now set.
Florida will now travel to LSU Nov. 19, giving the Tigers seven scheduled home games as originally scheduled. In return, LSU will travel to Gainesville in 2017 and 2018.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey released the following statement announcing the news:
“It was important for us to come to a resolution. Each university had its own set of concerns throughout this process, however existing SEC regulations did not provide an avenue to resolve conflicting issues in a more timely manner. As I have repeatedly said, this game needed to be played. In the end, I want to give credit to the University of Florida for making concessions to move this year’s game to Baton Rouge.”
Due to Florida now coming to LSU, the Tigers were forced to buyout South Alabama with the Gators doing the same to Presbyterian to accommodate the Nov. 19 SEC game.
“Lastly, I send thanks to Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson and his membership which worked in collaboration and a great spirit of cooperation in presenting options as we worked through this process,” Sankey said in closing to his statement. “I also thank Presbyterian for its understanding of this situation.”