It is bad enough for mediocre schools to go fishing in the IIA pool, but Florida’s scheduling of a game against Charleston Southern University is especially comedic. Florida is favored, depending on one’s source between 63 and 73 points. How this can constitute anything other than a joke of a “game” is beyond me. While the game was, no doubt, scheduled well before the Tebow/National Championship Era that Florida currently finds itself in, it seems to me (at least) that a top team in the top college football conference should be able to at least play exclusively Division IA patsies.
The Opposite of Manning Up? (SCU@Florida)
Football Bowl Subdivision Division IA program to be playing a Football Championship Division IAA school? I understand the need for college teams to have a “preseason” game or two before hitting their conference schedules. However, there are 120 IA programs, many of which are pretty abysmal, so the notion of going outside of that pool strikes me as indefensible simply from a competitiveness/sportsmanship point of view.