3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh
I would guess CBS starts out 2017 in either Atlanta or Arlington but ESPN sure would love both of them
I hope abc takes florida vs Michigan
Who knows how things will shake out, EWU could be a MWC school by then.
Oh goodness, here we go, another SEC team opens up with a Cupcake Game.
Ok lets hear you numb nuts go on about the easy schedule Fl plays.
lol…..no, they will complain about how Florida never leaves the state meanwhile they play in Texas next year.
Well in 2017 and 2019 Florida will be doing something sort of rare for an SEC team. That would be playing 2 OOC games with P5 teams. Good for Florida.
FWIW, the Gators haven’t played an OOC regular season games outside the state of Florida in 25 seasons. In 1991, they played Syracuse in NY, lost, and it cost them an undefeated regular season, a likely shot at a national championship, and it absolutely demonstrates what kind of advantage it is to never have to travel far for away games. Good for them for never having to leave their state for OOC games, and I get that they have had a tough OOC opponent in Florida for all 25 of those years. But anyone pretending that it’s not an advantage (to never have to leave the state except for SEC games) is joking themselves. Without looking it up, that has to be the longest streak in the country… It’s good to see them play Michigan in Texas, but even with that game, it won’t be a “road game”…so they will still have the longest streak in the country in not playing a true OOC road game…
Congras Orlando! Yet another great neutral site game, they should play this game every year & meet halfway like the the UGA vs UF in Jacksonville.
I’m glad to see them renew the rivalry. It is good for college football when they play. I would like to see them play every year, like they used to do.
when was the last time UF played a non-conference game outside the state of Florida, during the Nixon administration?
Greg, it was actually during Old man Bush’s administration. September 21st, 1991. Yes, 25 years ago.
Jack Striker from the Georgia Post
It is not that Florida does not leave Florida for it’s OOC schedule, (Not Every BlueBlood Will be Like Ohio State, Oklahoma or Texas and play Home and Home’s). My complaint is that they repeatedly schedule the dregs of the FBS AND and FBS in one season.
2011 – Florida ATL., UAB, Furman
2014 – Idaho, Eastern Michigan, Eastern Kentucky
Florida could do a 2-1 with USF and/or UCF (and those schools would be willing to have have one huge sell-out) each year to go along with their FSU game at the least.
Since the ACC and the SEC refuse to go to 9 game conference schedules, Miami and Florida should renew their series that ended after the 87 season. Home and Home, like it used to be. If they want to play in Orlando every year, that is okay also.
I think Florid and FSU would be glad to schedule UCF, if UCF would agree to play in Citrus Bowl when they are the home team. UCF has a nice stadium which holds only 45,000. Both FSU and Florida can help UCF fill up the citrus bowl now and than.
Of course UCF and USF can attract good P5 programs to come play home and home series with the respective programs, as teams want to show the flag in Florida for recruiting.UCF has shown they can get series with P5 teams which may never be willing to schedule Florida FSU or Miami such as Texas and Stanford.
Why do so many folks think that the ACC should go to 9 conference games? They already play ND five times each year and Clem, FSU, GT, and Louisville all play annual games against decent SEC opponents and several schools play good teams early in the season in the OOC schedule. There are reasons why that kind of schedule makes sense for the Pac 12 (geography makes it hard to get OOC opponents) and Big 12 (same thing, plus it allows for round robin scheduling). The B1G also has a reason (BTN content) to go to 9 conference games, but there is very little driver for the ACC as long as its members continue these games with the SEC and Notre Dame. FWIW, the ACC played more (conference plus OOC) games against P5 opponents (133) than any other league in 2015. More than the Big ten (127) who also played an 8 game league schedule in 2015.
The average number of games against P5 opponents for all 65 P5 schools was 9.37. That seems like the average number for FSU and Florida over the past decade. Not sure what the problem is here.
Any rumors of who florida plan on scheduling next?
This would be a nice opening match for the season & very easy for the fans to get to.
Georgia-Notre Dame in Orlando for 2017? Or could be Navy-ND but that would not be considered a marquee matchup.
Georgia plays at Notre Dame in 2017.
Georgia should never be considered a marquee team anymore.
Not many P5 programs with openings to play another P5 program for 2017. So more likely an already scheduled game would be moved to Orlando, unless someone cancels an already announced 2017 game.
ND currently has 7 home games scheduled for 2017 and enjoys playing in Florida.
So I could see ND moving the Geo game to Orlando, if the $ are right and NBC agrees (not sure if NBC is interested in promoting Orlando as a destination).
Or could move the USC or NC St games. Don’t think the ND@MiaFL game would get moved, especially with the Fla-MiaFL game now scheduled for Orlando in 2019,
7-1 against the gators in the past eight. let’s make it 8-1!!!! Canes baby!!!!
How soon can I buy tickets for the CANES side of the field?
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Will now be 27 years for the University of Florida since they left the state of Florida or the south for that matter for OOC. I know they play Miami and FSU, however those two programs were both very bad for nearly a decade after the early 2000’s. It’s ridiculous that they will not travel against another program other than a Florida school even when those schools were bad. When and if the SEC should go to a 9 game schedule, UF will never leave the state again.
Florida plays Michigan in Arlington in 2017.
What a stupid comment. Why is an OOC game against Florida State or Miami less difficult than an OOC team of equal caliber that happens to fall geographically outside the state of Florida? And why is OOC schedule so important? The entire schedule counts, so why would Florida need to beef up its OOC slate, when its conference schedule provides plenty of high level competition games? The SEC schedule Florida plays is significantly more difficult than a B1G or ACC schedule. According to Sagarin ratings, Florida’s SOS has not been rated lower than 22 since 2006, with an average SOS rank of 12, while Ohio State has not had a SOS higher than 29 (which was significantly aided by playing 2 playoff teams last season), averaging a SOS rank of 48. Also, Florida is slated to play a neutral site game against Michigan in 2017, making an already tough schedule even more difficult. As a Buckeyes fan whose team consistently feasts on the cupcakes that make up that conference, if I were you, I would take my weak schedule and shut my mouth.
take that bucknut fan
Try looking on a map how far it is from Gainesville to south of Miami and get back to us. It’s a longer road trip than you think.
I like this match up but I would like to see a out of state home-and-home series for Florida against some big name opponent like Oklahoma or Texas. They should also have something in the books against UCF in the near or not to distant future.