The University of Florida regularly schedules football opponents from lesser conferences, and often from the FCS early in the season, or as a late season tune-up.
Last year's FCS date with Gerogia Southern had disastrous results for the Mighty Gators, as they lost to an FCS team for the first time ever.
That might be what's inspiring head coach Will Muschamp to think about scrapping the FCS dates all together.
"“We’re probably going to move forward without playing FCS opponents," Muschamp said at the SEC meetings in Florida.
Earlier this spring, the conference mandated each of its members to play at least one school from one of the other power five conferences every season, which isn't a problem for the Gators who play Florida State every season.
Making up another game will be new territory for UF.
The Gators rarely play any power conference teams, FSU aside, save for an occasional date with Miami or USF.
In 2017, when Florida opens in Arlington, TX against Michigan, it will be the first regular season game the Gators have played against a 'power five' opponent outside of the state of Florida since 1991.
The Gators non-conference schedule this season includes Idaho, Eastern Michigan, and Eastern Kentucky at the Swamp, and a trip to Tallahassee to face the defending champion Florida State Seminoles.
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