Dan Mullen: Potential series with Florida Gators would be ‘good deal’ for UCF

That's what UF coach Dan Mullen said Friday, at least.
UCF should consider a possible two-for-one series with the Florida Gators. So said Dan Mullen, at least. [ MONICA HERNDON |Times ]
UCF should consider a possible two-for-one series with the Florida Gators. So said Dan Mullen, at least. [ MONICA HERNDON |Times ]
Published December 14 2018
Updated December 14 2018

GAINESVILLE — If the Florida Gators make a formal two-for-one offer to play a series with UCF, the Knights would be wise to take it, UF coach Dan Mullen said Friday.

"I think we offered them a two-for-one like we do with most schools in their position, which is actually really a good deal," Mullen said. "They have the opportunity to have an SEC school play at their place. It would potentially be a big deal for them. I know I've done it that way.

"When I was at Mississippi State we did it, we played some two-for-ones with schools in smaller conferences like them. Getting the opportunity to have an SEC school is a big plus for them.

"(UF athletic director Scott Stricklin) brought it up to them. If they want to try and toughen their schedule, that would be great, a good opportunity for them if they want take it. It's up to them."

A possible game with the Knights has been a topic of conversation (especially on social media and message boards) for two weeks. UCF fans have accused the Gators of trying to avoid a bowl matchup with the Knights, and the fan bases have bickered over a possible series.

UF had some fun with it, too, in its release earlier this week announcing a tweak to the Gators' upcoming two-for-one series with USF.

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