Hurricane Dorian will not affect Gators-UT Martin

After a week of uncertainty it appears that Hurricane Dorian will turn up the coast and will not hit the coastal United States.

The hurricane has had an awkward path for the better part of the last 10 days with meteorologists struggling to predict where Dorian would turn.

The University of Florida closed campus on Monday and Tuesday and cancelled class through Wednesday in Gainesville.

As far as football operations go Dan Mullen gave the team off last week after practice on Wednesday. Mullen allowed the players to travel home on Wednesday night and the team had no organized activities until Sunday night when they met back for team dinner. Mullen’s reasoning was that some of the summer schedule was taken away from the players when their game against Miami was moved up a week.

“(This) week is kind of the start of the regular-season game week,” he said. “It was kind of like a bowl game or something different because this is a different bye week for us, making sure guys have extended time off, little things we’re doing are a little bit different than we would do during a regular bye week.”

The field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was painted on Monday, several days earlier than it would have been due to the potential of heavy rain later in the week as well. Overall Gainesville, and the entire state of Florida is lucky that Hurricane Dorian will continue a northwest turn and miss the state entirely.

As of now Saturday’s game against UT Martin will go off as planned without a hitch or any changes in normal game day procedures.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC