University of Florida

Does Florida really want UCF? Injured Knights QB McKenzie Milton had this to say.

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) is rehabilitating from a knee injury, but that has not stopped him from weighing in when it comes to a matchup against the Florida Gators.
Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton (10) is rehabilitating from a knee injury, but that has not stopped him from weighing in when it comes to a matchup against the Florida Gators. AP

Injured UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton raised the tension levels between UCF and University of Florida football fans with his social media comments surrounding a photoshopped photo involving both programs.

Elite College Football posted the photo showing UF tight end Lucas Krull standing next to a Gators whiteboard that read, “We want UCF,” last week on Instagram.

Milton commented on the post twice, saying UF doesn’t want UCF, and the Gators should be going to the Knights if they want a 2-for-1, since UCF is the better program.

View this post on Instagram

Thx Mr @thegatorwave for noticing this

A post shared by Elite College Football (@elitecollegefootball) on

The possibility of UF and UCF playing in the future went on life support last month after Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin said UF was interested in a 2-for-1 series with two games in Gainesville and one in Orlando.

UCF athletic director Danny White said top-10 programs like the Knights don’t do 2-for-1’s not to their benefit.

The Gators’ policy isn’t to play nonconference road games outside Florida. The last time UF played a nonconference road game outside the Sunshine State was in 1991 when the Gators lost to Syracuse. Their last nonconference road victory was in 1989 against Memphis.

Milton’s comments were made prior to UCF’s 25-game winning streak getting snapped by LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. Following that defeat, a Gators-related Instagram account shared the post with Milton’s comments highlighted and several college football fans chimed in.

“LSU beat UCF. Florida beat LSU. Therefore, we’re the better team,” Instagram user @trill.mccarter wrote.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.

  Comments