Florida AD takes to Twitter with request to Power 5 ADs for home-and-home series
This is an interesting way to go about trying to schedule future opponents.
Strength of schedule is one interesting topic that college football fans love to debate. When it comes to the B1G, fans hang their hats on the fact that there are nine conference games with most teams playing 10 Power 5 opponents in a season. Meanwhile, the SEC likes to brag about how their conference is the best and toughest, despite having just eight conference games on the schedule.
Well, it looks like Florida AD Scott Stricklin is trying to do something about the Gators’ strength of schedule in the future. Stricklin took to Twitter Tuesday and issued a request to the Athletic Directors from the other Power 5 conferences.
He said Florida is looking to schedule additional home-and-home series with Power 5 teams to provide “quality games” on the schedule:
Attention ADs from the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12 … @GatorsFB is looking to add additional Home-and-Home series against P5 opponents. Let’s connect and schedule quality games the fans want to see! #GoGators
— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) October 22, 2019
Of course, there is the possibility this is all just a smokescreen or publicity stunt. If Stricklin and the Gators are unable to find the appropriate suitors, at least they can now say “we tried” when the topic of strength of schedule comes up.
It also should at least be noted that some fans on Twitter noticed that Florida and Penn State appear to have the same non-conference openings during the 2026 and 2027 seasons. That, of course, doesn’t mean anything, but it’s always nice to wonder what could happen.