The stakes of the looming LSU-Florida matchup just got even bigger, if that was even possible. On Thursday, Florida announced that its Homecoming game this season will be against the LSU Tigers — the same LSU-Florida game that was supposed to be in Baton Rouge this year, until last season’s drama.
At SEC Media Days, LSU coach Ed Orgeron gave the diplomatic response.
Eddie O on playing @GatorsFB for Homecoming: "Florida's a great rivalry for us. Any time we go into the Swamp, it's going to be a battle."
— Garry Smits (@gsmitter) July 10, 2017
This is just the latest development in a rivalry that has gotten more heated than ever before.
The bad blood between the two schools got started after Florida, which was set to host LSU last October, postponed the game due to safety concerns from the impending threat of Hurricane Matthew.
Then came weeks of public, ugly, back-and-forth, open feuding between the programs and Florida being accused by media members of “being scared” to play LSU. Finally, the game was rescheduled to Nov. 19 at LSU, with 2017’s game changing locations in return.