The Florida Gators and Michigan Wolverines have seemingly played a lot over the years, with the Wolverines beating them in 2015 and 2017.
So, when it was announced that those two teams would play once again in the Peach Bowl this year, it was met with some resistance, as fans of both schools would rather see something new and exciting.
The Wolverines are 4-0 all-time against the Gators, though, so that’s something coach Dan Mullen can motivate his team with — earn Florida’s first win against Michigan.
As you can see below, that potential storyline isn’t doing much for either fanbase. Here’s a sampling of the reactions from fans after the bowl matchups were announced:
Michigan comes basically a game short of being in the playoff, yet somehow gets Florida in their bowl game, not on New Year’s Day. The bowls are meaningless, I get it. But how did we not get Georgia, or LSU, or UCF? Florida… again.
— Mike Galuszka (@MikeGaluszka) December 3, 2018
— Nate Brown (@Bsu16Nate) December 3, 2018
The Peach Bowl will be Michigan’s 3rd game against Florida in the last 4 years, Michigan has played Illinois once since 2012…. is there something wrong with that picture?
— Ryan Miller (@rmgoblue10) December 3, 2018
Is it bad I have 0 interest in Michigan’s bowl game because it’s Florida again
— Jeremy (@jlawson38) December 3, 2018
The last two Florida-Michigan games were Michigan blowouts. The #PeachBowl won't be any different.
— Ryan Eisner (@eisner_ryan) December 3, 2018
So tired of michigan facing florida damn it's getting old .
— stevenneidlein (@stevenneidlein) December 3, 2018
I feel like Michigan and Florida ALWAYS meet up in a bowl game …
— Luke (@lukejbrewer) December 3, 2018
Why does it always seem like Michigan faces Florida in bowl season? 🙄
— Foolish Banana (@Foolish_Banana) December 3, 2018
Honestly how many times do I have to see Michigan/Florida. 🙄
— Maggie Chang (@hashtagmaggie) December 3, 2018