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Irma schedule moves
UCF- game moved to Friday 630pm vs Memphis
FIU- game vs Alcorn St ppd. Not sure of makeup date

FAU plays at Wisconsin
Florida hosts Northern Colorado
Miami plays at Arkansas St
09-06-2017 12:05 AM
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USF plays at UConn. It looks like Irma may still be over Cuba on Saturday. Travel arrangements are probably more of an issue than actual gameday/playing conditions.
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Wouldn't it be more safe just to move these games and play at a neutral site?
09-06-2017 08:28 AM
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(09-06-2017 12:05 AM)stever20 Wrote:  FIU- game vs Alcorn St ppd. Not sure of makeup date

Very unlikely that game will get played. FIU and Alcorn do not share a common off-date the rest of the season, and seemingly the only possible date would be December 2nd, the weekend of the conference title games, but that's the date of the SWAC title game, which Alcorn has played in the last three years and is a favorite to do so again, and also the C-USA title game.

So they could only play it that day if both teams are not in their CCGs, which likely won't be known until very late in the season, thus preventing advanced scheduling. And since the only real point of the game is as a tuneup for both team's conference schedules, which would be over by then, it will be pointless to play it.

IOW's, unless they find a new site to play the game at this weekend, it ain't happening.
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really depending on track, only one that couldn't get played is the FIU game which they already ppd. Orlando Friday night shouldn't be bad. Gainesville Saturday shouldn't be too bad. Miami already playing on the road.

Timing on this pretty good for games to not get cancelled. 1 day later and yeah huge issues.
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Just saw the Miami/Arkansas St game has been cancelled
http://www.espn.com/college-football/sto...a-concerns
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NFL game with Tampa @ Miami has been moved to November 19, both teams bye week.
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(09-06-2017 08:35 AM)stever20 Wrote:  really depending on track, only one that couldn't get played is the FIU game which they already ppd. Orlando Friday night shouldn't be bad. Gainesville Saturday shouldn't be too bad. Miami already playing on the road.

Timing on this pretty good for games to not get cancelled. 1 day later and yeah huge issues.

If that's the situation, I expect more cancels and moves. Fans far away from danger may be frustrated, but no decision maker will ever get fired for erring on side of caution and moving or canceling a game. But if he counts on a hurricane arriving one day later and it arrives one day sooner and there is a massive mess or worse, people get injured because game wasn't canceled, his head will roll immediately plus be pilloried in the media, etc.
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the impacts in Gainesville or Orlando really won't be felt until Saturday night at the very earliest. So especially with UCF won't be an issue at all playing on Friday night. Florida on Saturday plays at 730pm. That'll be something to kind of watch I suppose- although I think the models recently have had it going further and further east.
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(09-06-2017 08:52 AM)stever20 Wrote:  the impacts in Gainesville or Orlando really won't be felt until Saturday night at the very earliest. So especially with UCF won't be an issue at all playing on Friday night. Florida on Saturday plays at 730pm. That'll be something to kind of watch I suppose- although I think the models recently have had it going further and further east.

I agree with your logic, but it comes across as calm and analytical - a good thing to be when using logic, btw! But, the situation on the ground in Florida is one of panic and high alert, it's emotional, so expect more games to move or be canceled, regardless of what the dispassionate computer models say.

Heck, I'm working on a research project with a professor at USF-Sarasota, he lives in Bradenton, Florida. We were supposed to have a conference call early Friday, but that's been cancelled because his wife insists they evacuate the state now. That's how things are.
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FIU and Alcorn ought to go to Jonesboro. It's a bus ride for Alcorn. Stadium is ready, concessions stocked, security, parking attendants, and concession workers already contracted.
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(09-06-2017 08:57 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:52 AM)stever20 Wrote:  the impacts in Gainesville or Orlando really won't be felt until Saturday night at the very earliest. So especially with UCF won't be an issue at all playing on Friday night. Florida on Saturday plays at 730pm. That'll be something to kind of watch I suppose- although I think the models recently have had it going further and further east.

I agree with your logic, but it comes across as calm and analytical - a good thing to be when using logic, btw! But, the situation on the ground in Florida is one of panic and high alert, it's emotional, so expect more games to move or be canceled, regardless of what the dispassionate computer models say.

Heck, I'm working on a research project with a professor at USF-Sarasota, he lives in Bradenton, Florida. We were supposed to have a conference call early Friday, but that's been cancelled because his wife insists they evacuate the state now. That's how things are.

Thank goodnesss. It makes me so angry when people stick around during hurricanes for no reason aside from just being stubborn. If you have family outside of Florida you should be leaving by Friday regardless of what happens. It puts an extreme strain on rescue workers when resources are spent on people who could have been gone.
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Northern Colorado-Florida moved up to Noon ET kickoff per https://twitter.com/pat_dooley/status/90...9518895104

No word on TV plans, but I assume SEC Network would still carry it.
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FIU and Alcorn agree to play in Birmingham. So 6 out of 7 Florida schools play this weekend.
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(09-06-2017 08:48 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:35 AM)stever20 Wrote:  really depending on track, only one that couldn't get played is the FIU game which they already ppd. Orlando Friday night shouldn't be bad. Gainesville Saturday shouldn't be too bad. Miami already playing on the road.

Timing on this pretty good for games to not get cancelled. 1 day later and yeah huge issues.

If that's the situation, I expect more cancels and moves. Fans far away from danger may be frustrated, but no decision maker will ever get fired for erring on side of caution and moving or canceling a game. But if he counts on a hurricane arriving one day later and it arrives one day sooner and there is a massive mess or worse, people get injured because game wasn't canceled, his head will roll immediately plus be pilloried in the media, etc.

This is a huge problem in America today. Decision makers SHOULD get fired for "erring on the side of caution" when the risk is practically non-existent. They waste a huge amount of time and money and oftentimes they actually put more people in danger. Case in point: Miami's decision to cancel their game at Arkansas State.
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(09-06-2017 09:36 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:48 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:35 AM)stever20 Wrote:  really depending on track, only one that couldn't get played is the FIU game which they already ppd. Orlando Friday night shouldn't be bad. Gainesville Saturday shouldn't be too bad. Miami already playing on the road.

Timing on this pretty good for games to not get cancelled. 1 day later and yeah huge issues.

If that's the situation, I expect more cancels and moves. Fans far away from danger may be frustrated, but no decision maker will ever get fired for erring on side of caution and moving or canceling a game. But if he counts on a hurricane arriving one day later and it arrives one day sooner and there is a massive mess or worse, people get injured because game wasn't canceled, his head will roll immediately plus be pilloried in the media, etc.

This is a huge problem in America today. Decision makers SHOULD get fired for "erring on the side of caution" when the risk is practically non-existent. They waste a huge amount of time and money and oftentimes they actually put more people in danger. Case in point: Miami's decision to cancel their game at Arkansas State.

Players board an airplane. Fly 1000 miles to Memphis. Spend the night. Play a game. Add a night in Memphis or Jonesboro.
Hurricane does or doesn't make landfall on Sunday. Miami assesses the situation and makes a decision about what to do next, but in the meantime they are 1000 miles away from danger.

Not catching your logic.
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Can't play the UCF game in Memphis this weekend. The annual Southern Heritage Classic is being played at the Liberty Bowl.
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FSU game vs ULM has been moved up to 1215.
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(09-06-2017 09:49 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 09:36 AM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:48 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 08:35 AM)stever20 Wrote:  really depending on track, only one that couldn't get played is the FIU game which they already ppd. Orlando Friday night shouldn't be bad. Gainesville Saturday shouldn't be too bad. Miami already playing on the road.

Timing on this pretty good for games to not get cancelled. 1 day later and yeah huge issues.

If that's the situation, I expect more cancels and moves. Fans far away from danger may be frustrated, but no decision maker will ever get fired for erring on side of caution and moving or canceling a game. But if he counts on a hurricane arriving one day later and it arrives one day sooner and there is a massive mess or worse, people get injured because game wasn't canceled, his head will roll immediately plus be pilloried in the media, etc.

This is a huge problem in America today. Decision makers SHOULD get fired for "erring on the side of caution" when the risk is practically non-existent. They waste a huge amount of time and money and oftentimes they actually put more people in danger. Case in point: Miami's decision to cancel their game at Arkansas State.

Players board an airplane. Fly 1000 miles to Memphis. Spend the night. Play a game. Add a night in Memphis or Jonesboro.
Hurricane does or doesn't make landfall on Sunday. Miami assesses the situation and makes a decision about what to do next, but in the meantime they are 1000 miles away from danger.

Not catching your logic.

The logic is, the players families homes are about to be destroyed in another potential Hurricane Andrew. And we are worried about a football game? Priorities.........
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(09-06-2017 10:20 AM)3BNole Wrote:  FSU game vs ULM has been moved up to 1215.

I read that as "moved to 1215". I guess that's one way to avoid playing it. And if you somehow make it there, don't take the wrong position on the Magna Carta around the wrong people.
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