The Florida Gators announced on Tuesday that the program’s spring football game, the 2015 Orange & Blue Debut, will emanate from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, April 11.
It will be the second-straight year that Florida will hold its spring game on the second Saturday in April after generally holding it on the first Saturday in previous years.
The spring game has taken strange twists in recent offseasons. In 2013, due to a roster ravaged by injuries and the Gators only having six healthy offensive lineman, Florida basically ran a glorified practice.
Last season, despite holding a strange “selection show” for marketing purposes, Florida ran first-team offense against first-team defense (and so on). Therefore, instead of there being two teams going against each other – one wearing orange, the other blue – both defenses wore orange and both offenses wore blue.
Of course, the 2014 game also ended in a 23-23 tie.
The Gators said Tuesday that they will have additional details to announce about the 2015 spring game in the future. The 2014 spring game did not air live on television and was only available live online for $3.99.