Minnesota isn’t taking Lane Kiffin up on his offer to come to #ThefaU but they are bringing the Owls to the Twin Cities.
FBSchedules has obtained two new game contracts from the Gophers as part of an open records request and reports that the school has added Florida Atlantic to their 2020 schedule and also will be grabbing some MACtion for the 2023 slate by scheduling a game against Eastern Michigan.
The two Group of Five opponents will not come cheap either.
FAU is set to visit TCF Bank Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 and will rake in a cool $1.2 million for the contest while the Eagles will be guaranteed $1.4 million for their much shorter trip to Minneapolis. The latter matchup will be the first ever meeting between Minnesota and EMU and is tentatively set for Sept. 9, 2023.
Interestingly, FBSchedules notes that FAU was scheduled to play Illinois on Sept. 5, 2020 but it obviously appears that game is either going to get moved to another week or year. One wouldn’t put it past Kiffin to attempt to play two Big Ten teams in three days but who knows if he’ll even be in Boca by the time this series ends up happening.