LSU's next opponent is Gustav

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With Hurricane Gustav headed this way, LSU coach Les Miles said football would take a back seat the next couple of days.

The team will have a meeting on Sunday to go over possible scenarios and contingency plans depending on where and when the storm hits. Miles' press briefing on Sunday has already been canceled as well as his press conference on Monday.

Many of the LSU players were hurrying out of the locker room Saturday to go check on family members who were having to evacuate from the New Orleans and Gulf Coast areas.

The Tigers are scheduled to play at home next Saturday night against Troy. If the LSU campus has to be used as a medical triage and for other relief efforts for people fleeing the storm, LSU Senior Associate Athletic Director Herb Vincent said postponing the Troy game could be a possibility.

Again, much of that hinges on when the storm comes through this area and where exactly it hits. The latest information is that Gustav has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm.

"I know this storm is bearing down on us and there's some serious considerations being given to the people of Louisiana," Miles said. "I can only tell you that we're with you. Our prayers and our strong want for not being adversely affected by this storm for this state is coming from our team. Our guys are looking, like the rest of the state, to see how bad this will be."

Miles said he and the team would live with whatever decision is made about this coming weekend.

"The only thing I can tell you is that we want to play if there's an opportunity," Miles said. "Again, like (2005), if the decision is made not to, we are LSU and certainly represent this state and enjoy decisions that are made ... period."

In 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, LSU didn't play a home game until Sept. 26 against Tennessee, and that was a Monday night game.