Report: Preliminary discussions taking place to move date of 2017 Florida vs. Michigan game
One of college football’s most interesting games in 2017 is Florida vs. Michigan at AT&T Stadium to kick off the season.
But the big showdown could have a new date.
The game is currently slated to be played on Saturday, September 2; however, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, early discussions have taken place to move the game from Saturday the 2nd to Sunday the 3rd. Here’s the report:
Sources: There have been preliminary discussions about moving the Michigan-Florida season opener at AT&T Stadium to Sunday, Sept. 3. Both schools still must sign off on the date change. The game is currently set for Saturday, Sept. 2.
With Monday the 4th being Labor Day, this shouldn’t impact fans too much, unless, of course, they had already purchased travel accommodations to the game and are planning on returning on Sunday.
The Gators would have a short week to prepare for their week 2 game against Northern Colorado.
Both Michigan and Florida are losing quite a bit of talent ahead of next season, but it should be a solid top-15 matchup at least.
The Wolverines stomped Jim McElwain’s Gators 41-7 in the 2016 Citrus Bowl, and Florida is looking for some revenge.