Florida Gators Walk a Fine Line with FIU

Posted by Jay Hendry on November-17-2009 Add Comments

While most of the FBS schools are locked up in conference matchups this week, the No. 1 Florida Gators and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide are scrimmaging. 

No, the teams didn't schedule their bye week late, though it feels that way. Both teams are playing pathetic opponents, which will be rolled handily, setting up the top two's respective Thanksgiving weekend rivalry games. 

Since the addition of the totally worthless 12th game, Florida has scheduled a week 11 cupcake (week 11 weak one?). 

The pattern is not a coincidence; it is all part of Urban Meyer's plan. Take a look; since 2006, the schedule has followed this pattern: Cupcake, Cupcake, SEC x8 (bye week somewhere in here), Cupcake, FSU.

Alabama doesn'...

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