Mother Nature must really not want the University of Miami to play Florida State this season.
For the second time in four weeks, school officials are monitoring a tropical system that could impact the rivalry that is scheduled to be played Saturday in Tallahassee.
The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 16, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irma. The new date was easily scheduled as both teams had bye weeks already planned.
Saturday’s game is now in jeopardy due to what is currently Tropical Depression No. 16. The system is projected to become a Category 1 hurricane and move into the area near the Florida panhandle over the weekend.
“We are monitoring the situation and are in communication with both Florida State University and the Atlantic Coast Conference office,” a university representative said.
The team went through practice Wednesday morning and is preparing to play, but know things can change.
“You really can only control what you can control,” Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt said. “We’ll let the administration figure all that out. Coming off the bus was the first I’ve heard of it. I didn’t really think about it. We’re going to keep practicing and preparing and getting ready to play.”
If the game is played as scheduled, it can be seen on ESPN at 3:30 p.m.