Florida AD open to scheduling UCF
Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin said he would be open to scheduling a football game, or even series, with UCF. The game would pit one of the nation’s storied programs and the state’s flagship university against one of fastest rising programs in college football and a university with the state’s largest enrollment.
Stricklin said UCF athletics director Danny White has never reached out about the possibility of playing the Gators. Stricklin said he would be willing to pick phone, too.
If the schools were to set up a Gators-Knights’ series, Stricklin said it would have to be similar to the two-for-one structure of UF’s upcoming series with USF, announced last May. geting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls.
NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games last season.
The final 2017 report originally listed 188 enforced calls, but Redding said the numbers are sometimes adjusted after an offseason review. The NCAA compiles its numbers through reports submitted each week by conferences.