Governor Haley doesn’t sound optimistic about the prospects of Georgia playing South Carolina Saturday night in Columbia.
The governor, in a news conference Tuesday to declare a state of emergency because of Hurricane Matthew, said the ultimate decision on whether or not the USC-Georgia game happens as scheduled is up to the school and the SEC.
“It’s a complete decision based on the schools,” Haley said. “As of now I can’t imagine that happening but certainly we’re going to continue to watch this. I would love nothing more than to see this take a right-hand turn and go out to sea. As it looks right now, we’re looking at Friday afternoon into Saturday being pretty brutal.”
Potential bonus home game for the Dawgs? South Carolina’s history suggests that could be a possibility.
Last October the South Carolina-LSU game, originally supposed to be at South Carolina was moved to Baton Rouge because of devastating floods in the Columbia area. That came in a week where at least 15 people died in the wake of the severe thunderstorms and flooding, and classes at South Carolina were canceled for the week.
Sounds pretty brutal, too. Guess we’ll have to keep an eye on this.