Could we see Miami and Florida State playing football again in a Labor Day prime time telecast come September?

By: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post
By: Jorge Milian, Palm Beach Post
Could we see Miami and Florida State playing football again in a Labor Day prime time telecast come September?

Trailing 19-17 in the fourth quarter, FSU's Bert Reed came up with the biggest play of the day following Jermaine Thomas' block into the end zone on a reverse.

To college football news and the question, could we see another prime time Labor Day meeting between Miami and Florida State to begin the 2011 season? The teams were the traditional Labor Day game for awhile, but went away from it last year. A story in the Palm Beach Post quotes Miami A-D Kirby Hocutt as "being open to the idea because of the exposure and visibility that it brings."
When the Post reporter posed the same question to FSU A.D. Randy Spetman, he deferred to Michael Kelly, the ACC's associate commissioner for football. Kelly is working with the league's television partners on completing the schedule. Kelly says a Miami-FSU Labor Day matchup "is possible but it's one of a handful of possibilities for Labor Day.
Here's the rub, the 'noles are already scheduled to begin the season September 3rd at home against Louisiana-Monroe, then host Charleston Southern on the 10th, then Oklahoma comes to Tally on the 17th. FSU would have to do quite a bit of shufflinig to that schedule to accomodate a Labor Day game, and moving the Miami game would mean 3 games in 12 days, two of them against top flight opponents.
So for now, that seems unlikely. But remember, the networks usually get what the networks want, and the networks appear to want this matchup.


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