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AD White opens door to a 2-for-1 with UF (Bianchi Column)

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    commentary Mike Bianchi Orlando Sentinel
    AD White opens door to a 2-for-1 with UF
    In the words of famous former Orlandoan Larry the Cable Guy, let’s “Git-R-Done.”
    Let’s make it happen
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    Let’s put together a football series between the state’s two premier college football teams — the No. 8-ranked Florida Gators and the No. 17-ranked UCF Knights.
    In an interview with me a few days ago, UCF athletics director Danny White opened the door ever so slightly and seems to have at least gotten the attention of Florida AD Scott Stricklin.

    White, a guest on my Open Mike radio show, said, yes, he would consider a two-for-one series with the Gators (two games in Gainesville, one game in Orlando) as long as the one game in Orlando was played at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium and not at Camping World Stadium.

    This is certainly a public alteration in White’s stance in that he has previously stated he wouldn’t schedule any “inequitable” two-for-ones against big-time Power 5 opponents. Now we know there is a caveat. The reason White previously shut down all two-for-one scenarios is because of his firm belief that the Power 5 big boys would never agree to playing a true road game at UCF’s 45,000-seat Spectrum Stadium.
    AD White opens door to a 2-for-1 with UF
     
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  2. stp_gator

    stp_gator Junior

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    Bring it on. 3 azz whoopins should shut the knight’s pie holes. I can’t imagine this turning out any differently than it did for the Black Knight in the Holy Grail...

     
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  3. chunks1

    chunks1 All American

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    Whatever. UCF needs the games UF doesnt.
     
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  4. dkgator

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    Hahahaha! So true!
     
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  5. persuader

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    “Let’s put together a football series between the state’s two premier college football teams —“

    Lmao!!! UCF just continues to be ridiculous.
     
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  6. fox

    fox GC Hall of Fame

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    I visited UCF a couple of weeks ago for the 1st time. I enjoyed the campus more than I expected. Of course everything is new and modern, but I also liked the layout.

    I thought you all might enjoy a couple of photos ...

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  7. 62gator

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    So, now he might be open to moving his line in the sand a bit, with one caveat. The home game for UCF must be played in Spectrum Stadium (45k) and not in CW Stadium (70+k), even though both are in Orlando. Again I question White’s fiscal prowess, playing in the latter would generate far more $$$. He’s clearly more worried though about playing the game in a home stadium that’s half or more filled with UF fans. It won’t matter Danny, but feel free to keep stepping on your Johnson!
     
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  8. g8t0rb8t

    g8t0rb8t Senior

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    Fake news.
     
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  9. oneatatime

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    Play the game at Camping World Stadium, but limit access to Florida tickets to what UCF would get in Gainesville. If UCF can sell out the majority of tickets, in the bigger stadium, so be it. My guess is they can't go much beyond the 45K in the smaller stadium.
     
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  10. thale410

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    When you finally see the writing on the wall. Way to stick to those principles for almost six months, Danny.
     
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  11. rpmGator

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    Does this count as a three way
     
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  12. eastowest

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  13. coach

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    Not much bargaining power after signing that sweetheart deal with FIU.
     
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  14. tommyvee

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    CMW needs to talk some sense to his brother. UCF’s not in a position to negotiate. They need the game more than we do at this point.
     
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  15. thegatorvault

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    DW - “...we would consider a 2 for 1 series with the Gators....”

    Google Translator - “.....please, please, please play us SS...we will do anything, just name your price. You want a 5 to 1 series, we’ll do it....anything that helps us appear legitimate.....”
     
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  16. theforevergator

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    STOP GIVING BIANCHI CLICKS. He's such trash and is only writing this to get clicks from Florida fans. UCF knows they won't get this series unless their "home" game is played at Camping World. Why on earth would UF do this deal knowing we'd lose major $$$ by losing a home game unless one of these is played at a neutral site?
     
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  17. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    Biggest game in orlando this season will not involve U of Commuting Floridians
     
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  18. thekentuckygator

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    White’s a tool. Shouldn’t he at least confer with the pop warner team they share the stadium with?
     
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  19. RD_gator

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    Why shouldn't Florida play one game at UCF's home stadium?
     
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  20. thale410

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    Seems fine as long as there is a 10k visitor allotment.
     
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