Leonard Fournette doubtful: Florida Gators/LSU notebook

The Florida Gators and LSU are set to meet on the field on Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, Florida but on Wednesday both coaches were on the SEC teleconference.

Both coaches talked about their injuries and the preparation for the game with weather possibly being a factor in the game.

Gator Country listened live to the teleconference and brings you this notebook from what the coaches had to say.


First up was LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.

  • Orgeron says that Leonard Fournette is not likely to go on Saturday due to an ankle injure. Fournette has not practiced since injuring the ankle against Auburn two weeks ago.
  • Starting left guard Will Clapp is going to be out a few weeks according to the head coach.
  • Tight end Foster Moreau is likely to be out this week but Coach O said he isn’t sure.
  • Coach O says that he’s excited to get on the road and play a talented Florida team. He says that Florida has a highly talented defense.
  • LSU is preparing for both quarterbacks Luke Del Rio and Austin Appleby and that they have game plans in place for both quarterbacks.
  • Orgeron says that at this time the plans are still the same for the game but that the administration is handling everything.
  • LSU will have some new wrinkles in the offense every week but the majority of it will just be what they like the best that week.
  • Back-up running back Derrius Guice reminds Orgeron of Reggie Bush because of his ability to cut on the field.
  • Wet ball drills have been done all week in preparation for the rain this weekend.

Coach Jim McElwain was up next on the teleconference.

  • Mac says Luke Del Rio has been pretty good this week and that they’re just monitoring the stiffness and swelling in the knee.
  • Austin Appleby and Luke Del Rio are both splitting reps but the Gators are giving Del Rio more reps each day he’s back.
  • Coach says they’re looking forward to being back home in the Swamp after two straight road games.
  • Mac says he’s aware of the preparation going on for the hurricane but the plans are still the same as of now.
  • Vanderbilt whooped the Gators up front according to Mac, he says that the Gators played right into their hands. Mac says the interior guys won the battles up front against Florida.
  • When asked how good LSU’s defense is, Mac responded by saying everyone knows they’re good. He says they can win the one-on-one match-ups and they’re fun to watch.
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