The decision on whether Florida will reschedule its matchup with Idaho will be determined by Wednesday, according to Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley.
“Obviously there’s a lot of questions out there as it relates to Saturday night’s game, what’s going on moving forward,” Foley said Monday. “We don’t have those answers yet … We’ll know something here (Tuesday) or Wednesday at the latest.”
Saturday night’s game was delayed several times by lightning and ultimately suspended after just one play.
Both the Gators and the Vandals have a bye Oct. 25, but that is just a week before Florida plays Georgia in Jacksonville. The week off gives Florida extra time to prepare for the Bulldogs.
Gators coach Will Muschamp would have nine games in nine weeks if UF sacrifices its bye week to face Idaho.
“I haven’t even really thought about it,” Muschamp said. “I’m going to control the controllables, and right now I have zero control of that situation. And once I’m told whatever we’re going to do, we’re going to go after it full speed.”
The agreement for Idaho to travel some 2,500 miles to Florida meant a $975,000 payday for the Vandals. Foley would not discuss publicly how that will be handled. He is in talks with Idaho athletic director Rob Spear.
“My staff and I met this morning and talked about possible scenarios,” Foley said Monday. “We’re not trying to be secretive, there’s just a lot of different things we have to consider.”
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