Video: LSU-Florida pregame scuffle
The Tigers and Gators aren’t even in pads, and they already want to hit each other.
Florida and LSU had to be separated more than an hour prior to kickoff in Baton Rouge as pregame jawing led to pushing and shoving.
Reporters and recruits on the field got different vantage points:
— Christian Boutwell (@CBoutwell_) November 19, 2016
Fight breaks out between #LSU-Florida players.
Leonard Fournette and a Florida assistant coach shove each other. pic.twitter.com/wFZwyW1nU7
— Joshua Thornton (@JoshuaThornton_) November 19, 2016
— Isaiah Buggs (@BigPooh_91) November 19, 2016
The game’s postponement due to Hurricane Matthew has led to trash talk on social media as well as traditional media.
No reason for a pregame scuffle. But I don't blame Florida if they're mad about LSU's admin perpetuating ridiculous "UF is scared" theory.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 19, 2016
LSU RB Derrius Guice implied this week that the Gators were avoiding the Tigers by rescheduling the game:
#LSU Derrius Guice on Florida game – "They can't run no more."
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) November 13, 2016
Tigers DE/LB Arden Key said that with so many injuries, Florida was scared to come to Baton Rouge:
“A lot of injuries,” Key said. “They were injured when we were about to play and then I guess they got a couple guys back and now they lost multiple guys. I watched the South Carolina game this past weekend. It was just injury after injury.
“I know they’re scared to come up here because they don’t have all their stars or whatnot. So, we feel comfortable.”
Florida CB Teez Tabor responded to the scared talk by reminding the Tigers they were supposed to come to Gainesville.
— Andrew Olson (@ByAndrewOlson) November 15, 2016