Football fans in the Sunshine State were given a treat last year when the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes met at Sun Life Stadium in early September. Though there are no current plans for the two longstanding rivals to meet again on the gridiron due to financial concerns, Gators head coach Will Muschamp wants to see it happen. He wants the schools to meet at a neutral site.
Will Muschamp said he would be in favor of neutral site game w/Miami
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 27, 2014
Will Muschamp said he and AD Jeremy Foley have had "very brief" talks about playing Miami in neutral site game, possibly Orlando.
— Antonya English (@TBTimes_Gators) May 27, 2014
Both leagues have a new requirement of scheduling at least one school from another “power” conference per season. That being said, Florida already has an annual tilt against Florida State, which there is no chance it’ll give up. Miami (FL) does not have such a commitment.
Having to play both Florida State and Miami (FL) consistently, along with the brutal eight-game SEC schedule would not be an enviable position for the Gators. While Muschamp may want to see it happen, it’s unlikely to occur.