Florida's Scott Stricklin reaches out to Power 5 ADs on social media in effort to schedule more series
Florida football has long been criticized for not playing a regular-season non-SEC true road game outside the Sunshine State in decades. While that still hasn’t happened yet (though the Gators traveled to Dallas to face Michigan in 2017), AD Scott Stricklin has scheduled some noteworthy home-and-home series with Power 5 teams. On Tuesday, Stricklin took to Twitter to let his colleagues know he’s still looking to add more Power 5 games to UF’s future schedules.
“Attention ADs from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12 … (Florida) is looking to add additional Home-and-Home series against P5 opponents. Let’s connect and schedule quality games the fans want to see!” Stricklin wrote in a tweet Tuesday.
Florida already has four non-conference opponents scheduled for the 2020 and 2021 seasons to go along with the eight SEC games, meaning Stricklin is looking at 2022 and beyond.
Here are the Power 5 non-SEC opponents already on Florida’s future schedules (in addition to arch-rival Florida State):
- Utah – 2022 (home), 2023 (away)
- Miami – 2024 (home), 2025 (away)
- Colorado – 2028 (home), 2029 (away)
- Texas – 2030 (home), 2031 (away)
Florida also has a 2-for-1 scheduled with USF (home games in 2022, 2025; away in 2021). The Bulls are not a Power 5 program and play in the American Athletic Conference.
Attention ADs from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12 … @GatorsFB is looking to add additional Home-and-Home series against P5 opponents. Let’s connect and schedule quality games the fans want to see! #GoGators
— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) October 22, 2019