Will Muschamp Wants An FCS-Less Florida Gators Football Schedule In Future

SEC coaches descended upon Destin on Tuesday for the conference’s annual Spring Meetings. Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp was one of the first to address the media, where he talked about early signing periods for recruiting, scheduling, and several other topics. One of the more intriguing takeaways from Muschamp’s interview was his desire to see the Gators move away from scheduling FCS teams.

His reasoning is twofold: one, the College Football Playoffs – in which teams will need to beef up their strength of schedule – and two, because better competition is something fans would like to see. 

While Muschamp’s idea to drop FCS-level opponents from the schedule is probably a welcome one among most parties, AD Jeremy Foley is not convinced that that’s possible. 

Nick Saban, for one, appears to be in the same boat with Muschamp. However, he also understands the pitfalls of making an FCS-less schedule a reality.

On the other side of the coin, Georgia’s Mark Richt appears to favor playing FCS teams. However, his reasoning doesn’t share the same self-interest as Foley.

As the College Football Playoffs round into form, and the SEC’s new scheduling policies take hold in 2016, look for FCS scheduling to become an popular topic in the upcoming years.

  • GoNoles

    Hey when you can’t beat ’em, take ’em off your schedule. Georgia Southern 26 Florida 20