Florida football, like the rest of the SEC, is eagerly awaiting June 14, when the SEC Network will release the new eight-game, division-less schedule that the conference will use in 2024.
Adding Texas and Oklahoma was always going to come with a new schedule structure, and now that we finally have an answer, it’s theory galore as to how the conference will go about it.
However, it is important to note that as of now, this is only the solution for 2024, and a long-term plan will be settled on for the seasons in the future.
But for now, we’re all excited to see what the conference gives us for 2024, and what the new SEC slate will look like.
While anticipation is high for a new type of schedule, there are also a few drawbacks and concerns that fans have.
What about all the SEC East matchups that the Gators have been playing annually for years? Will we still see teams like Tennessee and Kentucky every fall?
And how will this impact the traditions that coexist with SEC football? Losing historic matchups can have major ramifications on the league.
But rather than focus on the potential bad, let’s focus on the potential good.
The Gators will see teams they almost never see a lot more often now. Getting rid of divisions frees up six weeks of the SEC year, giving UF room to play teams like Auburn, Arkansas, and the newbies in Texas and Oklahoma a lot more.
That’s the part that’s great for the game.
And now, it’s time for us to speculate. This is what the ideal eight-game schedule would look like for the Florida Gators.