http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1880798 By Ivan Maisel ESPN.com With Hurricane Ivan approaching the Gulf of Mexico and expected to hit land by mid-week, college football is preparing for one more potentially disrupted week of games. LSU senior associate athletic director Dan Radakovich phoned Auburn athletic director David Housel on Monday morning to explore options for their game, scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff local time Saturday. Since LSU and its fans must travel Friday, their window of recovery from the storm is narrower. "We have had conversations this morning, and we plan on playing the game on Saturday," Radakovich said Monday morning. "Obviously, a lot of things can happen between now and the end of the week. We'll monitor the situation to see if the game can be played in a safe environment." California is scheduled to play at Southern Mississippi on Thursday night. The game obviously could move later in the weekend. From a competitive standpoint, the Golden Eagles likely wouldn't mind shifting the game to Saturday afternoon, when the humidity would be more oppressive than on Thursday night. Otherwise, the schools don't share an idle Saturday until Dec. 4. Both LSU and Auburn have Nov. 6 off. However, were Auburn to agree to that, it would have to play LSU, Georgia and archrival Alabama on consecutive Saturdays. That won't happen, coach Tommy Tuberville said Monday. "The storm looks like it's coming," said Tuberville, who lost part of the fence around his house when Hurricane Frances came through east-central Alabama a few days ago. "It's going to rain all day Thursday and probably on Friday. LSU is worried about its fans and players. We can move it to Sunday." One casualty is definite: College GameDay won't be going to Auburn; the storm would prevent the set building. Instead, GameDay heads to East Lansing for the Michigan State-Notre Dame game. By Monday afternoon, forecasters were saying that Ivan, which strengthened back to a Category 5 storm Sunday night with winds up to 160 mph, could strike somewhere along a huge swath of the Gulf Coast by Wednesday after striking Cuba later Monday. They advised residents of the Gulf Coast from west-central Florida to the Louisiana marshes to be leery of the storm, which already has killed at least 68 people and injured hundreds in the Caribbean.