Florida and Miami close to renewing series

NCAA Football: Florida at Miami

The Gators and Hurricanes are looking to renew their football series, but there’s a catch.

Florida is open to the idea, but it will only be if the games are played at a neutral location, which Gators’ AD Jeremy Foley mentioned last year. Orlando’s newly renovated Citrus Bowl could be the location.

“I would have to think about Orlando,” Miami athletic director Blake James told the Miami Herald (via FBSchedules). “That’s not real neutral but it’s an easy distance to our campus.”

Miami leads the all-time series 29-26, and most recently, the Hurricanes beat the Gators on their South Florida home turf last season 21-16.

Had the SEC gone to a nine-game schedule and Florida kept FSU as an annual fixture, which they have agreed upon through 2018, this game may not have had the chance to happen. But since the conference is staying at eight games, the Gators are probably more open to squeeze in another non-conference matchup against the Canes.

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