Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach George O'Leary told a room full of Central Florida Knights boosters that UCF football is "on the docket" for a home-and-home series against local should-be rival South Florida. The next morning, USF publicly responded that no football scheduling contract between the two schools has been so much as proposed.
USF has developed its own semi-rivalry with the Miami Hurricanes, who share overlapping recruiting turf. The pair has played towards the end of the season for two straight years now, with the Bulls taking an embarrassing win against their ACC neighbors last year. The series is set for five total games, after which Miami says it wants no part until 2016 at the earliest.
So there's a window in which a I-4 rivalry could be established between the state's two second-tier programs. O'Leary's powers of embellishment: sometimes they can be used for good?