Bradley’s Buzz: ESPN’s Lowe sees UGA in the Chick-fil-A

Look at the waffle fries falling from the sky? (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

"Just look at those waffle fries falling from the sky!" (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

From Shreveport, La., to Northside Drive? According to Chris Lowe of ESPN.com, Georgia is apt to be invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, which if memory serves is played here in Atlanta. (Full disclosure: I’m sitting in the Dome as I type.) Here’s Lowe’s rationale:

“The Outback gets first choice out of the [non-BCS  SEC teams] East and the Cotton first choice out of the West after the Capital One selects. But since Ole Miss went to the Cotton Bowl last year, there may be a deal worked out where the Rebels go to the Outback this year and Tennessee to the Cotton. The Vols finished in a tie with Georgia for second place in the East, but beat the Bulldogs head-to-head.

“The Chick-fil-A Bowl also has a tough choice. South Carolina became a lot more attractive with its win over Clemson. But with Georgia beating Georgia Tech, there will be a lot of pressure to keep the Bulldogs close to home there in Atlanta. Plus, Georgia beat South Carolina head-to-head and finished a game better than the Gamecocks in the SEC standings.”

Me, I’m not so sure. I think there’s a chance Georgia ends up in Nashville. But there are so many 7-5 SEC teams — six, if you’re counting, four of them from the Eastern Division — that these middle-tier bowls could wind up drawing names out of a hat.

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SEC

November 29th, 2009
1:28 pm

yesterday proved how dominant the SEC is. . .or how weak the ACC is . . or both

Helluva Engineer

November 29th, 2009
1:28 pm

Hey this begs the question what happens if Clemson beats GT in the championship game? I don’t you would find a Jacket or Dog fan that would not welcome this in fact. Bring it on!

TigerMike

November 29th, 2009
1:33 pm

I think Lowe has it about right. Considering the economy, I think the “mid tier bowls” will be a little more strategic about team selections more than ever.

BCS National Championship Game: Alabama vs. BCS team

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. BCS team

Capital One Bowl: LSU vs. Big Ten team

Outback Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Big Ten team

Cotton Bowl: Tennessee vs. Big 12 team

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Georgia vs. ACC team

Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl: South Carolina vs. ACC team

Autozone Liberty Bowl: Arkansas vs. Conference USA team

Advocare Independence Bowl: Auburn vs. Big 12 team

Papajohns.com Bowl: Kentucky vs. Big East teamhink Lowe has it about right.

30-24!!!!!!!!!!!

November 29th, 2009
1:34 pm

Either way- beats the crap out of bowling in Shreveport.

SEC

November 29th, 2009
1:34 pm

I sincerely doubt the peach/chick-fil-a would want a rematch. i could be wrong, but i doubt it.

Dallis04

November 29th, 2009
1:34 pm

Dallis04

November 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

Saint Simons

November 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

Mark Bradley

November 29th, 2009
1:35 pm

Perhaps to celebrate the posting of this item, Chick-fil-A cows (the stuffed variety) were just dropped from the rafters at the Bucs-Falcons game.

flagboy?

November 29th, 2009
1:40 pm

MB, i didn’t hear any post-game stuff last night. .

did anyone ask Johnson about the 4 consecutive throws at the end? As a Dawg fan, I was not surprised by the first shot, but the second one was a shock. . . then third again. . .

was there any explanation or was it basically about “we liked the match up” stuff?

flagboy?

November 29th, 2009
1:42 pm

MB, did Johnson say anything in the postgame about the decision to throw 4 consecutive plays at the end? I never heard anything after the game. Just wondering.

Denver Dog

November 29th, 2009
1:42 pm

That is a good one Mark, I’m still thinking that wherever UGA goes, we will love them til the end, and most of all, we will never give up. I think UGA needs to go to somewhere else, and we were just there yesterday for the Tech game, we were in Nashville for the Vandy game, and we were in Ok City of the OSU game. I’m thinking non-traditonal thought here, and it would be better for UGA to go to Dallas, and UT to go to the Outback, SC to the Peach, but money will talk. I don’t see a 7-5 UGA team anywhere east of Birmingham!

JJ

November 29th, 2009
1:43 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the CFA Bowl take Georgia over a USCe or Kentucky. Georgia fans are closer and thus travel better, which probably makes the Dawgs a more attractive option.

Barry from Eastenders

November 29th, 2009
1:43 pm

Has CFB in the state of Georgia been changed by this one game? What does this game tell us about Paul “ManBoobs” Johnson if he is out coached by Dumb and Dumber? I mean, we have read all year how there is a “New Sheriff” on The Flats and UGA’s staff couldn’t get out of their own way. The two programs were supposed to flipped, all based one game last November.

Perhaps there will be a few lessons learned by the Maggot faithful and a couple of AJC columnist, but I doubt it. Oh well, now GA can focus on getting this thing back on the rails and then start settling some scores. Well, as for that last objective, I guess we can cross one name off the list.

GATA RUSS

November 29th, 2009
1:44 pm

Just bought the $2.00 late edition of the AJC.
Must have celebrated too much. Seems like Dawgs won the ACC last night..
No evidence of that in the AJC..
Come on our Gainesville, GA paper had it covered right..

Meawhile...I'm curious Mark

November 29th, 2009
1:45 pm

Mark did you know if CPJ addressed the last series as far as the following goes?

1st and Dumb
2nd and Dumber
3rd and Dumbest
4th and Dropped

flagboy?

November 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

Denver dog, i’d love to see Georgia in the Cotton as well, but if we’re going to dream, lets dream big and go for the Sugar.

Peach/chick-fil-a would be nice. . but i’m thinking we end up in Nashville.

Herschel Talker

November 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

30-24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a reminder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GATA RUSS

November 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

When is PJ gonna make those adjustments that the AJC says he does. Oh yea I guess that was his passing game.

Chopper

November 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

11!!! My highest ever! Go Dawgs!

Meanwhile...I'm curious Mark

November 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

Well that’s embarrassing; spelled my own handle wrong.

Mark Bradley

November 29th, 2009
1:47 pm

I didn’t get downstairs after the game, I’m afraid to say. That often happens on night games. Too busy writing to go listen.

GATA RUSS

November 29th, 2009
1:47 pm

Read the late edition of the AJC. Seems like their is no evidence that UGA won.
Who covered it -the Techie who cuts off the scoreboard immediatly after every Dawg win?

ghost

November 29th, 2009
1:49 pm

cawgs or gie!

flagboy?

November 29th, 2009
1:50 pm

sorry about that double post. . it didn’t show up at first.

I personally was shocked to see them throwing. . . we didn’t really shut them down at all, even if they hadn’t broken a long run. . but still plenty of time.

not that i’m complaining.

Dawgtime

November 29th, 2009
1:51 pm

Here goes the excuses. UGA fans are fair weather fans. What a joke. Check out GT sales before last year and now. That reveals the truth. GT is a bunch of bandwagon jumpers. In terms of a rematch, does GT have enough healthy players? You were falling like flies or bugs. No toughness. Welcome to the best conference in the nation. i guess Clemson wants a rematch against USC too. You lost, deal with it. UGA whipped the bugs in Atlanta without our best player. No excuses. Your team lost to the vastly superior program. What happened to all the trash talkers? A week ago you had all these GT fans posting on UGA recruiting blogs. Now, they are posting under UGA names to try to instigate issues. GT is a pathetic and an inferior school with clueless fans. Go DAWGS. Since you like numbers, answer this question. How many times has GT defeated UGA in the last 10 year? Deal with the truth. Your team was revealed as a vastly overrated team. Who has the best coach? Coach Richt won. Coach Martinez stopped the great offense.

Fort Worth Dawg

November 29th, 2009
1:52 pm

UGA vs. Oklahoma in the “While the Regular Season ended Great, the Wheels Just Came Off During the Year Bowl.”

jim

November 29th, 2009
1:52 pm

With the dawgs record this year, how about the “Who Cares Bowl”. Love the dawgs but worrying about which bowl at this point is rather pointless. Great win last night though. Go Dawgs!

Damon Evans

November 29th, 2009
1:55 pm

I have been on the phone all day trying to get us into the ACC. We will NEVER again beat Florida, but we can handle an Almost Competitive Conference that plays second level football.

obomaisaclown

November 29th, 2009
1:58 pm

LOOKS LIKE THE DAWGS KEEP THEIR COACHES, HOW CAN YOU FIRE THEM AFTER THIS?

RomeDawg

November 29th, 2009
2:01 pm

Somewhere Furman Bisher is trying to figure out how one of the “greatest coaches to ever coach the game” just got out coached by a soon to be unemployed defensive coordinator. The best part is the way we manhandled another weak ACC team. Techies, say what you want, bottom line is 30-24bwahahahahahaha. And for all the bandwagon dog fans, stay off this time. And by the way, I was the guy at the end of the game outside the stadium screaming “I told you so” and with the great “HIGH SCHOOL OFFENSE” cheer. DEAL FOR A YEAR, NERDS!

Bobbi Dud

November 29th, 2009
2:02 pm

You AJC writers said Tech would win! Seems you don’t really know what you’re writing about!

murfdawg

November 29th, 2009
2:03 pm

SEC # 3 to the Cap One—LSU by record but Ole Miss by choice
sec#4w to the Cotton—Ole Miss by record but LSU by Choice
SEC#4E to the Outback—-TN by record but Chick would be left with UGA, who was there three years ago.So UGA to Outback and TN to Chick.
SEC#6 Liberty—-USC
SEC#7 Music City—-KY
SEC#8 Independence—ARK
SEC#9 Papa John—-AU

Dap01

November 29th, 2009
2:08 pm

Two AVERAGE SEC teams beat the best of the ACC. That should tell you something.

Tech is #2 in the State. Go buy a ring!

murfdawg

November 29th, 2009
2:11 pm

If Clem beats GT, where will GT land? Gator instead of Va Tech? Chick again? That new baby poop mustard yellow jersey would look good on the blue turf in Boise.

Bow Wow

November 29th, 2009
2:14 pm

It was good that Cox got a bit of redemption against Tech, but the hit that put Nesbitt on the sideline was worthy of Brandon Spikes. Any bowl should consider Georgia’s penalty record and dirty play when making bowl invitations.

bigdawg88

November 29th, 2009
2:15 pm

Hey, how about Clemson in the chicken bowl? I’d love to play them and solidify our ACC Championship!

HBTD!!!

Mark Bradley

November 29th, 2009
2:16 pm

Clemson could well be coming here if it loses Saturday night.

AltamahaDawg

November 29th, 2009
2:16 pm

I seem to remember one of the “devoted” fans above proclaiming “I’m done with this team” last week.

Mark Bradley

November 29th, 2009
2:16 pm

But Virginia Tech probably has a better case, now that I think about it. Clemson would have five losses.

Dawgs rbs still runnin

November 29th, 2009
2:18 pm

Is anybody besides me tired of Saint Simons

Spurrier

November 29th, 2009
2:19 pm

The Chick Filet has been trying to get the Gamecocks back there for 40 years. All things being even it will be USC. Attendance is not a factor but USC would travel and spend as well as anyone.

Dave In Tampa

November 29th, 2009
2:21 pm

I need to know from anyone that was at the game last night. What was the ratio GT to UGA fans. My Verizon went off yesterday and did not come back on until this morning. Man, I can’t believe that I had to miss this awesome game. Internet was down and I could not even watch it on ESPN.

Hey, where’s m, Yellow Fuzz(nutts) GT for you and me and all of those other Tech people that ragged us all year? We took our medicine, now it’s time for them to take theirs. Oh that’s right, band wagon fans who can dish it out, but can’t stay in the fire when it get’s hot. Kudos to the the Tech people that came back this morning to blog and good luck down here in Tampa next Saturday.

Upset Special

November 29th, 2009
2:21 pm

BOW WOW, make your excuses. I didn’t hear one comment from anyone that it was a dirty hit.

AltamahaDawg

November 29th, 2009
2:21 pm

oh paleez, Nesbitt got rolled under a pile of 5 players trying his best to get a first down. Yea, that exactly like somebody shoving thier finger in your eye on purpose. After the play is dead. Exactly.

Need some help:

November 29th, 2009
2:22 pm

I’m trying to get my GT Tag off the front of my car. The bolts are frozen. Would you use WD-40 or Liquid wrench? Being an engineer, I should know this, but it is really out of my field. Any ideas?

Blind Seer

November 29th, 2009
2:24 pm

You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first… first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. ……………….. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.

ArkyTech

November 29th, 2009
2:26 pm

You have our sympathies, Dawg fans. We remember what it’s like to have your season defined by 1 game. See you in Athens next year.

willie

November 29th, 2009
2:28 pm

I am a lifetime dawg fan and even with the win against tech I am not satisfied until UGA gets a new DC. 7-5 is a disgrace for someone making the money CMR makes. That sounds more like AIG ceo’s than coaches. Unlike Notre Dame who just does not have the talent I do not blame their coach and I would keep him. They cannot do any better.

I guess everyone is pleased with a cellar team bowl game. I think it is just disgraceful. What a sad moment for UGA.

DS

November 29th, 2009
2:29 pm

ArkyTech:
The difference will be that this is the only year this will happen that our season is defined by one game. Yuo guys had decades of it. That’s why UGA rules over TECH 8 to 1