Florida and Miami are set to match up in Orlando to kick off the 2019 season.
Savior the contest, Gators fans.
While speaking on WRUF in Gainesville, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said that he does not expect the game to occur on a regular basis.
“No, I do not see them on our schedule on a regular basis,” Foley said. “I think when you are asking your football team to play eight games in this league and Florida State that is a tough slate. This league is obviously as good as it gets and Florida State is as good as it gets.”
The 2019 contest will be the first since 2013 where Miami beat the Gators, 21-16. The Gators faced the Hurricanes annually from 1938-1987 — excluding 1943 — but have faced each other just six times since then. The Hurricanes lead the all-time series 29-26.
Non-conference scheduling has become a bigger issue since the introduction of the College Football Playoff committee began two years ago. Florida’s non-conference schedule this season includes UMass, North Texas, Presbyterian and Florida State.