Saturday, December 4, 2010
Outback Bowl eyeing Florida
By Chris Low
ATLANTA -- The bowl lineup won't be finalized until Sunday, but there were rumblings here at the SEC championship game that the Outback Bowl is thinking seriously about taking Florida.
What that would do is send South Carolina to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Gamecocks, who lost 56-17 Saturday to Auburn in the SEC championship game, would be making a return trip to the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31.
With Auburn headed to the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, that means Arkansas is likely ticketed to the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The Capital One Bowl gets the first choice out of the SEC after the BCS selections are made and is expected to take Alabama. The AT&AT Cotton Bowl wants LSU.
If Florida does indeed go to the Outback, pushing South Carolina to the Chick-fil-A, that means Tennessee would probably wind up in the Gator Bowl, Mississippi State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and Kentucky in the BBVA Compass Bowl.