After a report from Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald on the topic, the University of Miami announced a future football series against the University of South Florida Bulls.
The series, which will feature 2 games in Miami and 1 game in Tampa, will be a boon to USF’s non conference schedule, and start to complete Miami’s non-con schedule as well.
For the full narrative, here is the release on the series from Miami Athletics:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Tuesday that it has agreed to a three-game football series with the University of South Florida.
The Hurricanes will host the Bulls at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 13, 2025 and again on Sept. 9, 2028. Miami will travel to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa to face USF on Sept. 4, 2027.
The Hurricanes lead the all-time series with the Bulls, 5-1. The two teams last met in 2013, a 49-21 UM win in Tampa.
The Hurricanes also have future out of conference games scheduled with Alabama in Atlanta, Ga. (2021), Michigan State (2020 and 2021), and Texas A&M (2022 and 2023).
The games — 2025, 2027, and 2028 — will begin when current 7th graders are freshmen in college. And, truth be told, these should be 3 easy wins for the Canes.
I do find it interesting, however, that Miami has listed this series along with future non-conference games against Alabama, Michigan State, and Texas A&M.
One of these things is not like the other.
I don’t have a problem with this series, especially since it’s a 2 for 1, and USF is a pretty good Group of 5 program. As long as Miami continues to schedule premium P5 competition for non-conference games (i.e. this game against USF isn’t the biggest non-con game of any season), this should be perfectly fine.
Thoughts? Hop in the comments and let’s discuss.