South Carolina’s playing Georgia in Columbia, y’all, come hell or high water.
That’s comforting. It should be lovely this weekend.
The path of the storm tracked moved toward the east, but the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. statement Wednesday that “when a hurricane is forecast to take a track roughly parallel to a coastline, as Matthew is forecast to do from Florida through South Carolina, it becomes very difficult to specify impacts at any one location.”
The forecast calls for an inch of rain total Friday and Saturday with winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour on game day, but the chance of rain is 60 percent at night, according to weather.com
South Carolina played a game last year at LSU after it was forced to move due to devastating flooding in the Columbia area.
“We don’t want to do it again this year,” Bloom said.
Bully for you. Even if the weather isn’t awful, infrastructure will be strained to the max with all the evacuees from the coastal region. And no state support makes that tougher. So what if it’s impossible for the school to get its shit together Saturday night?
Hey, no problem.
That followed what South Carolina executive associate athletic director Charles Bloom said earlier on 107.5 FM in Columbia the chance of the game moving out of Columbia is “very, very minimal,” according to The (S.C.) State.
He said there is a “potential” to move the game to Sunday or Monday.
Morehead said he had not heard of moving the game to a different day and didn’t want to say if he would be willing for the game to be played then.
“If the (SEC) commissioner calls me with a proposal, we’ll discuss it, but that has not yet been discussed yet,” he said. “I know they’re having some calls later this afternoon on the issue. …We have a great commissioner. He’ll work through the issues with the two schools and we’ll have a good outcome.”
You can already see where this is going, can’t you?
By the way, one of the two teams involved in this potential scheduling debacle has an off week following this weekend. I leave you to figure out which team that is.