McElwain shocked anyone would think Florida was dodging LSU
GAINESVILLE - Florida coach Jim McElwain says he's surprised that anyone might think the Gators tried to dodge playing LSU last weekend because of Hurricane Matthew.
McElwain noted the storm's death toll and other effects in speaking to reporters yesterday.
The 18th-ranked Gators had been scheduled to host the Tigers on Saturday, but the SEC postponed the game indefinitely Thursday. No makeup date has been announced.
The way it played out caused angst at both schools.
Florida created a stir by taking the lead Wednesday and saying the game would be played in Gainesville regardless. LSU responded by making it clear it did everything possible to play the game, offering to play in Baton Rouge or fly in and out of Gainesville on Sunday.
The Gators declined both offers. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley got the brunt of the criticism, with some saying he slow-played SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey so the banged-up Gators could get extra time to heal.
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