REPORT: Florida and UCF close to a deal on a two-for-one series

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The Florida and UCF fanbases are about to finally get what they want. Matchups against each school to see which program is superior to the best college football team in the state of Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Gators and Knights are close to an agreement for a three-game series, two in Gainesville and one in Orlando.

In 2018, former UCF athletic director Danny White wrote in an email to UF athletic director Scott Stricklin. White said that he’s open to playing anyone in the country but wasn’t willing to put his team at a severe disadvantage by being forced to play two-for-one games.

White was named the athletic director at Tennessee on Jan. 21, 2021. He was replaced by Terry Mohajir who changed UCF’s stance on those types of series.

Florida will reportedly host UCF in the Swamp in 2024 and 2033. The Gators would travel to Orlando in 2030 to face the Knights.

The two programs have only played each other twice. Florida beat them both times, 58-27 in 1999 and 42-0 in 2006.

If the deal were to be agreed upon, the Gators would be set to play UCF, Miami and FSU in 2024.

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