Florida vs Miami: A Rivalry That Needs To Return

Greatest College Football Rivalries to return: Miami vs Florida

There’s been recent conversation around epic rivalries that need to return in college football, and Florida vs Miami made the list.

The two programs played every year from 1944 to 1987. With expansion of the SEC schedule from six to seven in conference games, the rivalry with Miami was sacrificed.

The two programs wouldn’t meet on the again until the 2001 Sugar Bowl and again in a season opener in 2003 in Miami.

However, the most recent meeting between these programs came in 2019. Both programs agreed to play a neutral cite game in Orlando in a week 0 showdown.

The game would be highlighted by sloppy play on both sides of the field, but a much needed matchup. Florida would go on to win the game, 24-20.

Since that crazy game, both programs have had coaching turnover and a few forgettable seasons.

As we stand, Miami is currently leading the all time matchup against Florida 29-27. Will we get the chance to see these two programs play anytime soon? Yes!

Miami and Florida will play a home-and-home in 2024-2025. In 2024, they will open the season playing in Gainesville at the Swamp. Miami will host Florida on September 20, 2025.

It’ll be hard to see these programs lock in a long-term deal to play annually. Florida already plays Florida State every year and Georgia. Adding Miami could be considered over doing it.

As for Miami, the future schedule will be difficult to lock in. The ACC might see Miami and a few other programs leave for other conferences in the near future. With any luck, Miami will end up in the Big Ten.

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