Governor wants to see Florida-Florida State game played in 2020: 'I am gonna see if we can make sure that rivalry game continues'
Florida’s governor isn’t giving up the annual Florida-Florida State game without a fight.
While he likely has no say in the matter, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued his thoughts on the cancelation of the rivalry game after the SEC shifted to a conference-only, 10-game schedule last week.
“I am gonna see if we can make sure that rivalry game continues because I know it’s one that we all look forward to every year,” DeSantis recently said according to Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat.
“Look, I don’t have a dog in the fight, but it’s one that I want to see. I think that the Gators’ prospects do look good, and I think they played LSU better than any team did. And then I think we got a new coach at Florida State. I think there’s some renewed optimism with the program there as well.
“So I just think it would be something that would be good for the state if we could get it done, so we’re gonna we’re gonna work to see what the options would be for that.”
The two programs have been meeting annually since 1958 with the Gators winning the two previous matchups in the series.