The SEC Spring meetings began today in Destin, Florida, and football scheduling is once again at the forefront of the discussion.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp said today that the Gators will “move forward” without playing any more FCS schools.
Will Muschamp said Florida would "move forward" w/out playing any more FCS opponents
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 27, 2014
Muschamp’s reasoning for discontinuing games against FCS schools is that “the fan base wants to see better opponents.” That’s a good reason, and it’s certainly just a coincidence with the timing.
Last season, then FCS Georgia Southern went into The Swamp and upset the Gators 26-20. It was Florida’s first-ever loss to a lower division opponent.
Georgia Southern is moving up to the FBS and will officially join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2014.
Florida is currently scheduled to host Eastern Kentucky this season on Nov. 22. But that is the last FCS team on Florida’s future football schedules.