The win over Auburn pretty well assures that the Dogs won’t be bowling in Shreveport (whew!), but where they’ll wind up remains tantalizingly open.
Traditionally, the Outback on New Year’s Day in Tampa matches the No. 2 team in the East against a Big 10 foe. If Georgia wins out, the Outback would be hard pressed to pass them up, and the Dogs could wind up there even with a loss to Tech, though that might depend on how Tennessee finishes up. The Outback could pass up the Dogs and go with the Vols.
The Chick-fil-A in Atlanta is also looking like a strong possibility for UGA, with some predictions seeing Georgia pitted against oldtime rival Clemson in the Georgia Dome. That would certainly be a quick sell-out, which might make up for the fact that Bulldogs fans wouldn’t fill as many hotel rooms in Atlanta.
And the Liberty in Memphis is in the mix, too, though that might be more likely to go to an SEC West team. Or Tennessee. The Cotton Bowl is pretty much a lock for an SEC West team.
Someone asked me a little while ago which bowl I’d rather see the Dogs in and I answered, “The Outback, because that would mean they won out.”
But the Bowl Formerly Known as the Peach wouldn’t be a bad way to wind up a season of mixed results.
Which bowl would you really like to see the Dogs in? Which one do you think they’ll wind up in? Share your views in the comments, vote in the poll, or do both.
I’ll be off tomorrow as usual, but the finalists in our ultimate fan contest will be posted for you to vote on.