USF scored its first win over Miami in program history last season, when the Bulls defeated the Hurricanes, 23-20, in overtime. Miami won the first two meetings with USF, 31-10 in 2009 and 27-7 in 2005. The Bulls and Hurricanes are also scheduled to meet in 2012 and 2013.
A USF spokesman could not give a reason for the change other than it was was requested by the Big East Conference. The last two USF-Miami games were played on Thanksgiving weekends and have had to take a back seat for sorts to the Florida-FSU game and did not draw as well as expected.
The Big East Conference also likes to line up what they hope will be intriguing match-ups in the last weekends of the season. This now frees up USF to play a conference foe on the final two weekends of its regular season.