The Florida Gators are expected to begin the 2019 season against their American rivals Miami, the match taking place in Orlando.
However, it may be that the game is moved a week earlier, according to reports released Wednesday night.
According to journalist Tim Reynolds, the match could be moved a week earlier, Saturday, August 24, but nothing is definite for the moment:
Also, can confirm by AP Source: Miami and Florida may have their season opening until August 24th. No decision taken yet. The NCAA will be the ultimate decision maker for many reasons.
– Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 28, 2019
Why change, potentially? By moving it from one week to the next, it would avoid being in competition with other major matches on Saturday, August 31.
A game of the week 0 for renowned teams such as Miami and Florida would be unprecedented, so we will see if this is the direction that the NCAA will decide to go.