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Florida, Miami Close to Deal Playing At Citrus Bowl

According to Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, Florida and Miami are close to a deal that would have them play at the Citrus Bowl starting in the 2019 season.

From all indications, the matchup between two of the premier teams in Florida is set to become official soon. If you recall, the series went on hiatus after the 2013 season. The game would kick off the 2019 season.

“While we won’t comment on this report, we’re always exploring future scheduling options,” UF spokesperson Steve McClain told the Orlando Sentinel.

Miami athletics director Blake James also told the Orlando Sentinel that there is no contract yet, but would welcome the idea of playing Florida, as there have been conversations.

Miami leads the series with Florida 29-26, with the Hurricanes winning seven of the past eight games, including the last contest in 2013.

Florida is the midst of revival and is 5-0 on the young season, while ranked No. 11 in the latest Associated Press poll. Meanwhile, Miami is 3-1.

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