Hey Florida, How Can UCF Move Into The "Home-and-Home" Category?


Florida AD Scott Stricklin told Mike Bianchi:

"I know UCF’s program is in a different place [than USF’s], but in the eyes of a lot of people in the state, the programs are very similar. They’re in the same league, they’re both in metropolitan areas and they have a rivalry with one another. I don’t know why we would treat one different than the other.”

Fair enough. As I have said many times before, Stricklin should do whatever he thinks is best for Florida. But I have just a couple of questions for him. Is it just the position of no home-and-home series with G5s? Would Florida actually do a home-and-home with TCU? Wake Forest? Rutgers? Kansas? I doubt it. And what does UCF have to do on the field to move into the "home-and-home" category? Win a national title? Play in four straight major bowl games?

Last question for Stricklin: If the Big XII decided to expand(which they are not) and chose UCF to join the league in 2022, would that move UCF into the category of "home-and-home"?

One last note on this, Stricklin talks about the two-for-one deal with USF as an example of why he wouldn't entertain something different for UCF. Even in that deal, where Florida gets two games in Gainesville, Stricklin got twice the amount of visiting team tickets for the game in Tampa. According to sources who have seen the agreement, USF will get 6,000 tickets for their games at the Swamp. Gator fans get access to 12,000 tickets for the game at Raymond James Stadium...

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