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College GameDay for Florida game could be a real possibility

Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

(Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports)

We are now less than two weeks away from Florida making the trip to Kroger Field for both the Gators’ and Kentucky’s 2019 SEC opener. Barring a shocking loss to UT Martin this coming weekend, Florida will come to Lexington as a fringe top-5 team. This game does have an outside shot of College Gameday making a return to Lexington.

Unless something crazy happens, the Cats will more than likely be unranked at the time, but the storyline should write itself for the GameDay producers. A Kentucky team, coming off a 10 win season that saw their first victory over Florida in over three decades, gets the chance to win back-to-back against the Gators, while Florida will try to avenge the loss from a year ago.

The last time that the College GameDay crew came to Lexington was 2007 when Tim Tebow brought his Florida team to Commonwealth Stadium. At the time, Kentucky was ranked No. 7 in the nation, however, the No. 15 Gators left Lexington with a 45-37 win and the GameDay crew has really never had another game to truly consider… until next week.

Sure, last year’s Georgia game had a chance, but going up against a top-5 matchup between LSU and Alabama game was a tall task to overcome. This year, the other options aren’t quite as strong.

The only top-25 matchup, and the probable favorite, is Clemson traveling to play a currently-ranked Syracuse team. The Orange will travel to Maryland this coming weekend and a loss there would take a lot of the excitement away from the game against the Tigers.

If that does happen, the GameDay crew coming to Lexington gets more of a chance. The other possibilities could be Stanford at UCF – but a trip to Orlando happened last year – or Oklahoma at UCLA, but the Bruins just lost to Cincinnati.

Even with me trying to throw my bias out the window, a Syracuse loss to Maryland just makes the Florida-Kentucky game an obvious choice to get the spotlight from the show.

If it doesn’t happen and the producers from GameDay chose to go to Syracuse, Kentucky becomes a shoo-in for Paul Finebaum and the SEC Nation crew to return to Lexington. Nothing against those guys, but I think it’s time for Lee Corso to put on the Kentucky headgear and pick the Cats!

Article written by Sam Gormley

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11 Comments for College GameDay for Florida game could be a real possibility

  1. ukisdabest
    1:50 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    Bring me on down to Lex!

  2. ukisdabest
    1:50 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink


  3. jwardrip99
    2:22 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    I hope they take Tebow on a tour of the facilities for on air content.

  4. easy
    2:27 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    We’re probably 4th in interest right now behind the 3 (not 2) current top 25 matchups: Clemson Syracuse, Stanford UCF, and Iowa Iowa State. May be behind Penn State Pitt and Arizona State Michigan State in terms of national interest as well.

    It is a very outside shot

    • mashburnfan1
      2:58 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

      Not behind Iowa/ISU {outside the state of Iowa not many people care about that}. Not behind PSU/Pitt {Pitt is not good and is expected blowout plus only PA really cares}. Even the UCF game is weak as not many respect UCF based on the Conf they play in, Stanford is not great and Pac 12 is weak. I think only game to worry about is Clemson and even if the Cuse loses next week. Clemson is #1 and the Cuse has played them tough recently so they expect a close game. Our game has the interest of the streak being broken and 2 undefeated teams is almost a lock. I think they pick Clemson no matter what.

  5. SwaggyP
    2:30 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink


  6. SuperTroy18
    5:27 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    Corso would never pick Cats. He was HC at UL AND IU. The guy hates UK. I don’t recall him ever picking us in a big game. He’s about halfway senile now anyway.

    • J. Did
      7:58 am September 2, 2019 Permalink

      You are correct, sir!

    • csnailnrun
      7:39 am September 3, 2019 Permalink

      Corso is the kiss of death as his picks usually loose. Have Tebow take his spot with the head gear 😀

  7. runningunnin.454
    5:43 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    Only thing it’s time for Corso to do is…retire.

  8. dukeisking
    8:17 pm September 1, 2019 Permalink

    No one out outside of Lexington is thinking about UK. Not yet. I live in the Atl. Trust me. No talk of the BBN in these parts. Compete for a spot in the College football playoffs and then you guys will be on the national radar. Until then.. it’s all crickets