McKenzie Milton trolls Auburn, chimes in on 'disrespect' AAC faced during time at UCF
McKenzie Milton waded into quite the online debate about whether his 2017 UCF team would be able to stack up against this season’s undefeated Cincinnati team.
The Bearcats are 5-0 thus far, with Luke Fickell’s team claiming a win in South Bend against Notre Dame on Oct. 2. They’re currently ranked No. 3 ahead of a matchup against a 3-2 Knights team on Saturday.
Milton, who’s now at Florida State, was, of course, a star quarterback at UCF in 2017, so it’s not surprising that he felt that his former team would be able to handle this year’s Bearcats squad. Not only that, but he took it a step further, as On3’s James Fletcher notes:
Not only did Milton take 2017 UCF, but he also added that 2017 South Florida and 2017 Memphis both have a case too. Those teams finished No. 6, No. 21 and No. 25, respectively, in the final AP Poll.
“This isn’t taking shots at Cinci,” Milton posted. “It’s trying to point out the disrespect that the American Conference faced back then. Memphis and USF that year were tougher opponents than Auburn and you can ask any player/coach from that UCF team and they’ll stan that.”
Auburn finished 10-4 that year, including a loss to UCF in the Peach Bowl. Many felt that the unbeaten Knights should have been a College Football Playoff team — obviously, it wasn’t to be. As far as whether that year’s USF and Memphis team would have been able to go toe-to-toe with the Tigers, it’s certainly interesting to think about.
Either way, all eyes will be on the Bearcats and if they can run the table to potentially give the AAC its first-ever playoff entrant.