So how does Luke Del Rio feel about a little rain?
Del Rio, the University of Florida quarterback, has missed two straight games with a knee injury. While he has been hurt, backup Austin Appleby has gone 1-1. His best play was in the first half against Tennessee.
But the Gators were more cohesive with Del Rio. And, against LSU, they’ll need all the cohesion they can muster.
“After (Tuesday’s) practice, which was pretty extensive, there was some stiffness and obviously there was going to be some this morning,” coach Jim McElwain said. “He got back on the horse today and I thought looked pretty good, moving and sidestepping and doing some of the things in the move-the-pocket stuff that we need to do to be successful.
“We’ll find out really there again how it reacts tomorrow, so nothing definitive there. He’ll be prepared to play, so will Austin, so will Kyle (Trask), so will Feleipe (Franks). So whatever direction we have to go, we’ll go that way. He’s obviously a step ahead of where he was last week.”
The game will still be in Gainesville despite the threats of Hurricane Matthew, although the game has been moved back to 3 p.m.