Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gatorjjh, Jul 21, 2020.
Looks like Rockin' Robin @gatorjjh is up to his old tricks again.
Tweet Tweet Tweedly-Deet
10 best walk-ons in Florida history 10 best walk-ons in Florida history
Budget cuts in the face of the coronavirus pandemic are a reality. But, how much will financial losses effect FSU if the football season never gets started? Financial fallout from no football season would be significant for FSU
from Gvl Sun Sports
Gators' 2021 recruiting class almost full
ACC commits to 11-game schedules
Revised plan will alter 2020 slates for FSU, Miami and UCF
By Matt Murschel Sentinel Sports
Florida State, Miami and UCF saw their upcoming football seasons altered after the ACC unveiled a new 11-game schedule Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the new plan, ACC schools will play 10 conference games plus one nonconference game determined at a later date. The 11 games will be played during a span of at least 13 weeks, with each team having two open dates and the season starting no earlier than the week of Sept. 7.
There will be no division play this season.
FSU and new coach Mike Norvell will play home games against Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia, with road contests against Duke, Louisville, Miami, NC State and Notre Dame.
Miami will host FSU, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia, with road games against Clemson, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
For the first time in school history, Notre Dame will play its football schedule under the ACC umbrella. The Irish, who have fiercely maintained independence in football, will play a 10-game ACC schedule along with a nonconference matchup.
The program will also be eligible to play in the ACC championship game.
In return, Notre Dame has agreed to share its television revenue from home game broadcasts by NBC with the 14 ACC institutions.
The top two teams with the highest conference-game winning percentage will play in the ACC championship game on either Dec. 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“Today’s decision was made after months of thoughtful planning by numerous individuals throughout the conference,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “The Board’s decision presents a path, if public health guidance allows, to move forward with the competition.
“Our institutions are committed to taking the necessary measures to facilitate the return in a safe and responsible manner. We recognize that we may need to be nimble and make adjustments in the future. We will be as prepared as possible should that need arise.”
Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger is reporting the SEC is moving closer to conference-only 10-game schedules, with athletics directors already agreeing to the plan and with it moving on to presidents for review Thursday. If that happens, it will cancel Florida’s annual rivalry game against Florida State.
But it could help UCF.
The Knights were set to play North Carolina at home to kick off the season and play at Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels were expected to choose Auburn of the SEC and the Yellow Jackets were expected to pick Georgia as their sole nonconference opponents.
With those options off the table, UCF could be the next-most attractive matchup. The Knights would still lose a marquee home game, with new ACC football rules announced Wednesday requiring the Knights’ home opener against the Tar Heels to be played in North Carolina.
UCF released a statement saying, “We are aware of scheduling decisions announced today by the Atlantic Coast Conference. We continue to monitor the landscape and consult with the American Athletic Conference regarding the 2020 football schedule.”
Schools will select their nonconference opponents for this upcoming season with the mandate that those games be played in the home state of the ACC institution. Those teams must also agree to meet the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC.
“We are pleased with the plan we have adopted for fall sports in the ACC,” FSU AD David Coburn said in a statement. “The plan to play an 11-game football schedule and, in our case, making an accommodation for our long-standing game against Florida is very positive. However, we regret we will have to cancel the nonconference games we worked hard to schedule.”
Miami AD Blake James told reporters after the announcement that the Hurricanes’ nonconference opponent would be UAB, Wagner or Temple.
All 15 teams can continue to participate in the ACC bowl lineup this season, including Notre Dame. The Irish would qualify for the Orange Bowl if they win the championship and are not selected as a College Football Playoff semifinal team.
Week-by-week schedules and television selections will be released at a later date.
Email Matt Murschel at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Florida vs. FSU game canceled after SEC votes to play conference-only schedule
Florida-FSU series shelved as SEC football adopts conference-only, 10-game schedule
If You Like College Football, SEC's Plans for 2020 Season Should Suffice - Florida Gators
No COVID-19 positive cases, Stricklin says