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Florida defensive back says he started pregame fracas on purpose ahead of LSU game

Tricky, tricky.

NCAA Football: Georgia vs Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The ankle injury that has bothered Leonard Fournette all season appeared to be hampering him yet again before Florida-LSU, according to The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.

Then we had some good, old-fashioned scufflin’ before the game. On Saturday during pregame, things came to a head:

And therefore:

And out he came:

Fournette was definitely involved in the pregame shoving match. He’s seen in the above video getting into it with a Florida assistant coach, reportedly DB coach Torrian Gray, and the two were pushing back and forth.

When players came back out for pregame, coaches and staffers made sure to keep the two sides apart, per Steven Godfrey.

But, was this all part of a master plan?

That’s what DB Quincy WIlson said after the game, although he was specifically trying to rile up his rival DBs. Florida and LSU have a very contentious debate as to who is “DBU” in college football.

In an otherwise quiet day of SEC football, the one big rivalry game is going to be fireworks. We should have seen it coming, really. Things in this game have always been weird, and in the post-Les Miles era, they’ve become even more bizarre.