Dogs’ bowl hopes could ride on … Jackets

(Clemson University)

(Clemson University)

It looks as if Georgia’s hopes of landing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl rather than Shreveport’s Independence Bowl might be in the hands of in-state rival Georgia Tech.

Normally, many (if not most) Bulldogs fans would be rooting for the Clemson Tigers in Saturday’s ACC championship game with the Yellow Jackets.

ESPN.com’s Chris Low reports, however, that the Chick-fil-A Bowl is waiting on the ACC title game before finalizing its decision on whether to take Tennessee or Georgia for its SEC slot. A Tennessee-Virginia Tech matchup is very likely, Low says. But if Clemson loses to Georgia Tech in the ACC championship game, they likely would wind up in the Chick-fil-A since the Gator Bowl, which usually gets the ACC championship loser, wants to take retiring Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles.

And if Clemson winds up in Atlanta, Low says, the Chick-fil-A Bowl might decide to pair the Tigers with Georgia, a longtime rival. That would indeed be a hot ticket.

So what does that do to your feelings about the ACC title game? Can you suppress the gagging reflex and bring yourself to pull for the Jackets if it helps the Dogs’ chances of playing in Atlanta?

131 comments Add your comment

L-Dawg

December 2nd, 2009
1:56 pm

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I Run This State

December 2nd, 2009
1:58 pm

UGA’s version of the Triple Option:

Option #1: Run Right
Option #2: Run Left
Option #3: Run Right up the Middle!!!

30-24!!!!!!!!! Never Felt So Good!!!!!!!!!

Nestle Butterfinger....

December 2nd, 2009
1:59 pm

Official sponsor of Demaryius Thomas and the Georgia Tech offense!!!!

mike on lake hartwell

December 2nd, 2009
2:00 pm

L-Dawg

December 2nd, 2009
2:01 pm

K

December 2nd, 2009
2:03 pm

yes. Would love to play Clemson

mike on lake hartwell

December 2nd, 2009
2:03 pm

i can unselfishly pull for the nerds if
that is for the good of UGA . it’s not
about me, it’s about the team i love.

Georgia willl allways dominate GT!!!

December 2nd, 2009
2:04 pm

Georgia will allways dominate GT!!!

30-24……

Valdosta DAWG

December 2nd, 2009
2:04 pm

WILLIE IS GONE!!!!!!! GLORY GLORY HALLELUAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buzz Belle

December 2nd, 2009
2:05 pm

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! This just can’t get any better!

cb@cb.com

December 2nd, 2009
2:06 pm

I would love to see UGA and Clemson in the GA Dome. Maybe an asteroid would hit it right after kickoff.

L-Dawg

December 2nd, 2009
2:06 pm

A TRUSTED SOURCE VERY CLOSE TO THE CHICK FIL-A PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT INFORMED ME TODAY THAT THEY WERE ALREADY DRAFTING PRESS RELEASES FOR THE MATCHUP ANNOUNCEMENT BETWEEN TENNESSEE AND VIRGINIA TECH.

Clemson Still Sucks

December 2nd, 2009
2:06 pm

The only UGA bowl tix I bought was the Peach Bowl, on the off-chance this match-up would materialize.
For decades UGA-Clemson was one of the South’s Great Football Rivalries.
It will be great to see these two butting heads again.
And where’s Danny Ford when you need him and his overalls?
GO DOGS!!

fred clause

December 2nd, 2009
2:07 pm

is any one going to answer the question or just restate facts already known? Yes, I would like to play Climpsun

BlackSmoke

December 2nd, 2009
2:07 pm

I’d love to match up against Clemson again. That has always been a great rivalry and would produce another great game this year! Not holding my breath though… Shreveport, here we come…

If we want better bowls, we need better results. 7-5 deserves something like Shreveport…

Juan

December 2nd, 2009
2:08 pm

Kroger and Walmart now have a bunch of UGA gear on sale. So great. Me and all my weedeater friends are making a UGA pinata for US Christmas party filled with bunch of yum yums.

Dawg'94

December 2nd, 2009
2:09 pm

I will NEVER pull for the Nerds of Tech!! GO CLEMSON!! I’d rather the Dawgs play in Nashville than Tech get to play in a BCS bowl for the first time. 30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

athensdawg

December 2nd, 2009
2:11 pm

the way we played this season, we should go to the poulan weed eater bowl. i can’t believe we are even being considered being let in “the back door” for the chicken sandwich bowl.

If Clemson plays UGA...

December 2nd, 2009
2:12 pm

…it means I will have 8 tickets to the game since I am a season ticket holder at both UGA and Clemson, and applied for Chick-Fil-A tickets through both schools! Anybody need a ticket?

Bone

December 2nd, 2009
2:13 pm

The Chick-Fil-A bowl members know that a Clemson-UGA game would draw more interest than any other matches. So I would imagine that they are praying for a GT win this Saturday.

coach smith

December 2nd, 2009
2:14 pm

nope! sorry!

I’d rather see Tech lose their last 2 games than play in a different bowl game

Hmmmmm

December 2nd, 2009
2:15 pm

Well I like the idea, but it would be more fun to see GT lose to Clemson and then get dropped to a middle bowl and lose again thus ending their season with a 3 game losing streak.

That would be worth a trip to Shreveport I think (not that there is anything wrong with that)

coach smith

December 2nd, 2009
2:16 pm

If UT goes to the Chick Fil A, Georgia should be in the Outback over Auburn…same record, UGA beat them, Georgia has a better win over #7 insects, and hasn’t been to the Outback since 2004

DREW DOWN 75

December 2nd, 2009
2:16 pm

Joe Schad of ESPN just tweeted that Willie Martinez willnot retained by UGA. Any other info on this matter?

AndyC

December 2nd, 2009
2:18 pm

UGA-Clemson would be a sure sellout and fans of both teams would support that matchup. I can see it happening. I think Tech will bounce back and beat Clemson. In the past I would say that Tech would fold and lose this game and their bowl game but I think PJ is a good coach and he will get a handle on this team. I still can’t bring myself to pull for Tech though…whatever happens happens.

Cuz

December 2nd, 2009
2:18 pm

I have no problem pulling for the other in-state school. I have a close friend who went to Tech the same time I went to UGA. He is gracious in victory and humble in defeat. Well he has had a lot of practice with the being humble.

Back in the 70’s and 80’s the UGA-Clemson rivalry was very heated. I will not pull for them. But I sure will pull against them.

Bo Williams

December 2nd, 2009
2:18 pm

UGa and Clemson would be a great bowl matchup for the Independence Bowl. Both teams, which are good teams, not great, most likely will be 7-5, bpth in the second tier teams nationally. You really can’t point to conference standing in determining teams overall standing, since the SEC and ACC are divided into two divisions, in which case a team with a higher conference standing might have that standing by virtue of playing in the weaker division, such as was the case that could be argued vis-a-vis Clemson playing in the weaker Atlantic Division. Maybe because of its success in that division caused Clemson to be over-confident against SCar, although is certainly a good, once again not great, team. That said, any team 8-4 to 7-5 in either the ACC or SEC should be competitive with each other. NCState-SCar, competivitive; UGa-Tech, competitive; Bama-VaTech, competitive. I don’t believe any of these games were decided before mid-way through the 4th quarter, and in most cases, not before the last play. Look, UNC beat both Miami and VaTech (at Tech), then lost to NCState. Look, this is why we watch the games, we really don’t know who is going to win in half the games we play. If you think otherwise, you are a HOMER my friend.

AndyC

December 2nd, 2009
2:20 pm

UGA would have been easily picked for the Outback if not for the loss to Kentucky. That was a terrible loss that will haunt UGA for years to come.

CMS

December 2nd, 2009
2:23 pm

UGA fans Really Are not that bright . . . Passionate, but not bright. Geez.

Paul H

December 2nd, 2009
2:24 pm

Wouldd rather see Tech lose again and collapse like they did 2 years ago. I’ll cheer UGA wherever they land and whomever they play.

AndyC – agreed.

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:24 pm

Can you suppress the gagging reflex and bring yourself to pull for the Jackets if it helps the Dogs’ chances of playing in Atlanta?

No wonder it is very difficult to pull for the other Georgia college when they are not playing Tech. One classless statement but what else would you expect from Bill King. Papa John should get the rematch of the 1980 NC game, Notter Dame against Georgie. Hard to make a intellegent blog after that.

IN HONOR OF SAINT SIMONS, M, RAMBLE ON, YELLOW FUZZ:

December 2nd, 2009
2:25 pm

((((((30-24))))))) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:26 pm

Paul H, may UGA have many more 7-5 season, even if they defeat GT. Class acts.

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:26 pm

IN HONOR OF SAINT SIMONS, M, RAMBLE ON, YELLOW FUZZ: Nice to see you can lower yourself to their depths. Another class act.

robodawg

December 2nd, 2009
2:26 pm

If our presales are good enough, might Music City take us over Kentucky?

And could we fall to the Liberty instead of Independence?

Funny that if Clemson wins the ACC, Chick Fil A will pick Va Tech over Ga Tech. Why? No guaranteed sellout from the Jackets!

Mike S

December 2nd, 2009
2:27 pm

Can you say going from 10-1 #7 in the nation and a shoe-in for the Orange Bowl, to 10-3 and playing on the BLUE astroturf of Boise, Idaho. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

AltamahaDawg

December 2nd, 2009
2:28 pm

You got to pull for one or the other in that deal………not so fast my friends!

I predict than 67% of Dawg fans are going to use thier mulligan here and let the chips fall where they may, and therefore not actually have to pull for yeck.

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:29 pm

robodawg, that is what you dawgies like to think but Tech was in that bowl last year and the Chick fil A committee does not like to invite a team two years in a row. Especially when one fan base is in Atlanta. Cuts down on the hotel revenue

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:30 pm

Mike S, never happen dofuss.

CatsFly

December 2nd, 2009
2:30 pm

Mike S., can you say 7-5, 7-6, and having to watch Dawgs basketball this winter!

MR

December 2nd, 2009
2:32 pm

Sad commentary for a fan base that would root against cross state rival even if it meant a better bowl for their team. I believe I would pull for UGA if meaning a win by them would put me in a better bowl. Oh well, I guess when you are 7-5 and have turned on your team and coaches it does not matter.

FALCON JOSH

December 2nd, 2009
2:33 pm

The Chick-Fil-A bowl is sold out already. It’s just Uga fans wont fill the hotel rooms. The scalpers such as myself would like Uga. The hotel and convention bureau got screwed by taking Tech last year. Fsu should not just be allowed to ask for the Gator and get it.

Mike S

December 2nd, 2009
2:33 pm

I know it will never happen, but it was funny, and it got you to react which makes it a win MR. Good to see Saturday is still getting under your skin so bad.

The Great Gator in the Sky

December 2nd, 2009
2:33 pm

UGA fans sure do talk a lot of smack for a bunch of wannabes who support the most underachieving major college football program in the country.

Think about it: UGA has great facilities, a huge warchest, (literally) rabid fans, and a fantastic recruiting base. Despite all of those formidable advantages, UGA hasn’t won a national title since Herschel still had one personality.

Yeah, the Bulldog Nation whines and snivels about how tough it is to play in the SEC … but that hasn’t prevented Florida, LSU, and Alabama from winning it all.

Face it, folks: UGA’s recent success was the result of Florida and Tennessee temporarily going in the tank. Since then, Urban Meyer has transformed UGA into his own personal female dawg, and Lane Kiffin is doing the same thing.

Heck, Saint Mark Richt couldn’t even win his own division last season with two first-round draft picks. Given their performance this season, the Dawgs had better get used to 7-5. As Lewis Grizzard would say, “Uga is dead, and I don’t feel too good myself.”

But enough negativity. Let’s look on the bright side: I hear that Shreveport is beautiful in December.

Mike S

December 2nd, 2009
2:34 pm

BTW, if is Dufus, do they not teach you how to spell over there?

Cletis

December 2nd, 2009
2:35 pm

Alls I’s knows is dem tech boyz gots rans all overs

CatsFly

December 2nd, 2009
2:40 pm

Whether Mike S is Dufuss or Dufus, he’s still dufus in any case. .

FSU?

December 2nd, 2009
2:42 pm

What is all this talk about FSU in the Gator bowl? By rule they cannot possibly be chosen for the Gator Bowl. That would mean they would be chosen over either VT or the loser of the ACC championship game and the rule states “a bowl game can bypass a team in the selection process only if the two teams in question are within one game of each other in the overall ACC standings”. FSU is 3 games back of GT and 2 games back of VT and Clempsun. If GT wins the ACC Championship game, the Gator Bowls only options are VT, Clempsun, BC and Miami (minus the Chickfila bowl choice) and if Clempsun wins then its only GT (or VT, Miami, or BC if Chickfila surpisingly chooses GT). Coach Bowden is out of luck there, however the Champs Sports Bowl would have the option of choosing FSU next.

southside DAWG

December 2nd, 2009
2:46 pm

Falcon Josh the PEACH bowl is not sold out go to ticketmaster and see for yourself. If Tech losses this weekend they go to the Music City bowl best team in 19 years and the Music City. 30-24!!!!!!!!!!!

Otto

December 2nd, 2009
2:47 pm

Still hoping Clemson wins the ACC CG. A Clemson win could bounce Miami into Nashville which could be a nice UGA matchup. Nobody is talking about what happens if Clemson wins.

Besides GT going to the Peach Bowl agianst UT would get them exposed yet again. I’d love to see GT end the season 2-2 against the SEC.