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TROCKS50
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Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014



Forget the 'Don't be a P**sy' logic because they are traditionally one of the stronger teams in the conference over the past 20 years.

This rivalry was dumped on both parties in 1991 for the sake of preserving the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry.

Louisiana and Florida are 3 states apart geographically. EVERY other traditional permanent rivalry game, 'UT-Bama, UGA-Auburn, Ala-Aub, UGA-UF, OM-MSU' involved either a neighboring or intra-state rivalry.

How did this happen? It IS time to let this one go Birmingham


GeauxTigerTM
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
First, I hate the idea of permanent opposite division opponents. Makes for an idiotically difficult schedule to maintain, when a simple rotating one would be fine.

That being said, I like playing Florida. I don't like playing Florida more than our biggest rival has to play them, though.

As for why we got them in 1991, that one's easy. As you said, it was set up to preserve the games between BAMA and TENN and between UGA and AU. When diving up the rest of the pairings, the SEC paired up two programs that were at about the same level at the time, and (although LSU had certainly had more success) fairly evenly matched. It really wasn't the SEC office's fault that LSU decided to suck REAL HARD at the same time Spurrier got to Florida and prison raped the league.


LSU GrandDad
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
because it is new thing in temporary scheduling brought to you by our wonderful idiots in birmingham; the SEC heirarchy. '14 and '15 is the first of a 2 yr temporary schedule. they will again have to meet and fret over what to do after '15. and to feed the paranoia, they may just be seeing how bama does when they have to play a tough eastern opponent. if bama loses, the will go back to the 1 yr temp. schedules where bama doesn't hve to play anyone from the east.


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NATidefan
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
Cause they didn't vote to end permanent opponents..


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im4LSU
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
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t IS time to let this one go




I would be highly pissed if we lost the Florida game


LoneStarTiger
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
I wonder, had these boards been around then, if anyone would have been bitching from 1995 through 2006 when Tennessee went 10-2 against Bama?


FUBAR
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
Because Tennessee still sucks, if Tennessee becomes a highly ranked team, then the SEC office will decide that it is time to do away with the perm opponent...


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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
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Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014


Because they still are...


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TROCKS50
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because it is new thing in temporary scheduling brought to you by our wonderful idiots in birmingham; the SEC heirarchy. '14 and '15 is the first of a 2 yr temporary schedule. they will again have to meet and fret over what to do after '15. and to feed the paranoia, they may just be seeing how bama does when they have to play a tough eastern opponent. if bama loses, the will go back to the 1 yr temp. schedules where bama doesn't hve to play anyone from the east.



Let me go out on a limb here and say that somehow, someway, UF will STILL appear on LSU's 2016 schedule.
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GeauxTigerTM
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
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I wonder, had these boards been around then, if anyone would have been bitching from 1995 through 2006 when Tennessee went 10-2 against Bama?


FWIW, since the 1992 expansion, here is how both Florida and Tennesse have fared.

Florida: 209-61

Tennessee: 180-82

The fact that BAMA was so bad for a stretch that they couldn't take advantage of TENN is irrelevant. The fact is, that since the expansion, there's been very little comparison between those two programs. It's even worse when we look at more recent history.

Since 2000

Florida: 126-43

Tennessee: 99-65

I'm not saying BAMA oroginally scheduled them because they were weak. They scheduled them because of their tradition. What I'm saying is that THEY REFUSE to engage in a discussion to remove them from their schedule for the betterment of the entire SEC largely because they can chalk them up as a very likely win at this point and hide behind tradition. At that point, pointing out the disparity in the schedules makes complete sense.


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LC4Tigers
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
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I would be highly pissed if we lost the Florida game


Why? It just makes LSU's road to Atlanta that much more difficult. I want Kentucky and Missouri every year.


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graychef
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
The Florida game has little impact on the West champion. I like the Florida matchup every year. The only imbalance occurs when Florida is paired with SC or Georgia when they're up.

2012 - beat Bama, go to Atlanta even after the loss to Florida.


TigerFanNKaty
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
I like playing UF every year, as long as the gumps play UGA, UF, or USCe.


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MOT
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
The entire idea of permanent opponents is even more ridiculous now that the conference has expanded, but if we have to have one it might as well be Florida.


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EvrybodysAllAmerican
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
Because its written in the SEC bylaws that Bama never has to play Florida and Georgia in the same season. So LSU gets to.
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Fishhead
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
Tamu's permanent is SC. Not exactly next door neighbors...


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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
Thanks for this new and interesting topic.


TexasTiger1185
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
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That being said, I like playing Florida. I don't like playing Florida more than our biggest rival has to play them, though.


I'm sure Florida feels the same way about us.

The teams that really get the shite end of this deal are teams like Tenn who have to play Bama every year. At least we stand a chance of winning our match-up.


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tigerfan in bamaland
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re: Why is UF still on as a perm opponent in 2014
I like playing Florida every year. Its a great game.



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