Could the Big 12 add a Florida bowl game?
The topic was on the docket at Day 2 of the Big 12 athletic directors' meetings, and with the Cotton Bowl likely to join the playoff rotation -- thus closing the Big 12's automatic bid to the game -- it may need a new home for a new bowl tie-in.
Florida makes as much sense as any, and would add some pizazz to the Big 12's bowl lineup, which is admittedly a bit limited in destinations.
Additionally, this little nugget emerged from Tuesday's meetings.
Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday started with a quick recap of what was discussed the first day to make sure there was nothing else the ADs wanted to talk about after thinking about it overnight. There was none.
"There was nothing more on conference composition today at all," Bowlsby said.
No surprise there, but the bowl picture in the post-playoff world was clearly the top priority for the athletic directors on Tuesday, as well as football scheduling.
"Once we know the (playoff) host bowls, we're going to be anxious after that to put some deals together and we've got to go to that bowl which we think we want to have first after the so-called system, and try and get a deal with them, and then go to the second one after the system," Bowlsby said. "This was just a way to sort of identify our priorities."
Bowlsby called the Valero Alamo Bowl of the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas moving up in the selection order a "fair projection" if the Cotton Bowl indeed joins the rotation of access bowls for the new playoff, as expected.
"Once we know the host bowls, we're going to be anxious after that to put some deals together and we've got to go to that bowl which we think we want to have first after the so-called system, and try and get a deal with them, and then go to the second one after the system," Bowlsby told reporters. "This was just a way to sort of identify our priorities."
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