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Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:42 pm

While LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said that the Tigers and Florida are both “interested in ending” their annual series, Florida sources told that the Gators have given no indication they want their series to end with LSU.

The Tigers and Gators have met annually since 1971 and were designated as permanent cross-divisional rivals when the SEC expanded in 1992. With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the league is considering doing away with the cross-divisional games, including Florida-LSU, Auburn-Georgia and Alabama-Tennessee.

Alleva told the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate the Tigers and Gators were interested in ending their series, but Florida sources disputed that to

Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity also told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there’s a possibility the Bulldogs’ rivalry with Auburn, which dates back to 1892, could be in jeopardy.

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Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:49 pm

Move Mo

Move missouri to the SEC west, auburn to the SEC east.  Play 2 fixed cross division games each year and 6 division games.  In that scenario, Alabama-Tennessee and Alabama-Auburn would be Alabama's two games and Auburn-Alabama and Auburn-LSU would be the 2 west games for auburn.  Florida would play LSU and 1 other west team for their annual games.  Why is missouri in the SEC east??? Hello????

Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:45 pm

Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry is the name given to the college football rivalry between the Auburn University Tigers and the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The two schools first played each other on February 20, 1892 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, with Auburn winning 10-0. The teams have played each other almost every year since 1898, with only World War I and World War II preventing games from being played.  SEC officials would be foolish to end this series as well as Bama-Tennessee and UF-LSU.  What would be next?  No Cocktail Party and no Iron Bowl?  Not going to happen.

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:39 pm

Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

What next? Do away with the Florida Georgia game after a realignment? I would personally like to see FL stop scheduling a couple of the cupcake games (or what used to be cupcake games, think ASU) and reschedule Miami, UCF and/or USF. If the team shows no progress in 2012 maybe they need to reconsider and replace FSU with Bethune Cookman or FAMU.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:29 pm

Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

Doing away with the rivalry games is a big mistake.

SEC fans will not sit still for this. 

Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:11 pm

Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

This is stupid. If you go to a 14 team conference, then simply go to 9 conference games and 3 non-conference games. One game is your rival game, 6 games are your divisional games, then you rotate 2 teams over either a 3 or 6 year period to play the remaining teams in the other division.

I wonder how Tennessee and Alabama fans will react if you take away that game on the 3rd Saturday in October. I would think there would be rioting in both states.

Speaking from experience you don't want to lose the rivalry game. The Big 12 did away with Nebraska-Oklahoma and now as a Nebraska fan, I get to look forward to Nebraska-Penn State. Not exactly an even trade.

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 7:10 pm

Sources: Florida not ready to end LSU series

Just would be illogical to do so...... I do not blame Jeremy Foley for not answering.... That AD has brought the University of Florida to Prominance.... and should be commended for it.... Silence is the best Jeremy.... SEC you are crazy if you think break up those cross divisional rivals is going to help add Missouri and Texas A&M..... Just add a game to the schedule....

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