Feleipe Franks will return to play in The Swamp one last time; Jimbo Fisher to face Florida for the first time since leaving FSU.
The Southeastern Conference has announced the two additional games that have been added to each team’s schedules. Last week the conference announced that they were moving to a ten game, conference only schedule in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Gators have drawn Arkansas and Texas A&M in addition to their previously scheduled league matchups. The SEC is expected to release a new schedule later, possibly as early as next week.
The Razorbacks will travel to The Swamp and will represent a homecoming of sorts for former Gators QB Feleipe Franks. Franks opted to transfer to Arkansas after the 2019 season. As a graduate transfer, Franks is eligible in 2020.
Franks played in 28 games at UF before suffering a season ending injury against Kentucky last season. He threw for 4,593 yards and 38 touchdowns as a Gator. The Crawfordville, FL native was named the MVP of the 2018 Peach Bowl after a dominant victory over Michigan.
Against Texas A&M, Florida will see a familiar face roaming the sideline. Jimbo Fisher left Florida State after the 2017 season and has accumulated a 17-9 record in two seasons in College Station.
In eight seasons with the Seminoles, Fisher led FSU to a National Championship and three ACC titles. Fisher was the helm as FSU defeated Florida in seven of eight games from 2010-17 (Fisher resigned after the UF game in 2017).
The SEC is expected to kickoff the 2020 season on September 26, with teams allowed to practice beginning on August 17.
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