The devastating flooding in the midlands of South Carolina have put into question whether or not the Gamecocks' game against LSU on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium would be relocated, much less played. The SEC Network's pregame show, SEC Nation, had already decided that they would set up camp in Knoxville instead of Columbia as originially planned.
It looks like we have our answer: reports are stating that the game will be moved to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge instead of being played in Columbia as originally planned. An exact time for kickoff has not been determined yet.
It will be interesting to see where fans come out on this news. Some feel that the game shouldn't be played at all, while others feel that it should be played, but at Williams-Brice Stadium since it escaped major damage. Still others believe that moving the game (whether to Charlotte, Jacksonville or elsewhere) was the right decision, but holding it in Baton Rouge would equate to a mistake. In any event, the game will go on as scheduled, despite the Gamecocks losing a home game and the Tigers gaining one.
We'll keep you posted on overall logistics as we hear of them. By the way, our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by the flooding. If you have been directly impacted, please stay safe and make sure others around you are safe as well. Also, in case you missed it, the University of South Carolina has cancelled all classes for the remainder of the week.