I think the FB thing is overrated.... Or as you stated NO FB to compete with.
"You're gonna play at FLA?....you know football is king in Gainsville, right? Can't believe you would ever play somewhere where Bball is not #1---good luck"
Fun fact about FLA
Even though the NCAA tournament started in the 1930s, their first appearance was 1987. Between 1987 and 1999 then made it 5 times.
Then Billy Donavan started in Gainesville and everything changed. So, before Donavon they were no different than Auburn or Mississippi State ... Largely invisible and a non factor.
Their entire pedigree, legacy and history in college basketball can be summed up in 2 words, Billy Donovan.
One day he leaves. When that happens, do they stay "Florida" or the revert back to being another Mississippi State?