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Interesting.... The Road to Arlington: There is little argument that the Cotton Bowl would crave a matchup of Texas A&M and Texas above all, but there are potential roadblocks that could work in LSU’s favor. Among them, the Capital One could snatch up Texas A&M, the Big 12 could lobby against its former member being in the game and Texas may not be the opponent.
It would be a year late, but could we finally get to see LSU vs Okie State?
For some bowls, a shortage of eligible teams could be a problem this season. In the Southeastern Conference, the problem is too many teams
Good link and some clarity should start to come later in the week on where LSU will go.
What's your first pick of these possibilities?
LSU beat aTm and USCe head to head, so we should be second at worst in non BCS bowl picks.
Cotton Bowl would be my first choice for a few reasons. It would be possible to get the 3 amigos of DBs from Texas to attend. Read articles from the past few years that it is a very nice atmosphere and experience for the players and staff. Also, it is the only game in that time on January 4.
Playing Michigan would be cool, but I may be the only one to think that since I’m a northerner. Clemson would be an interesting option as well.
What's your opinion?
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Looking at the possibilities - I like the Cotton for many reasons. Tiger fans travel there. It's in prime Tiger recruiting territory. I've attended a few and always enjoyed the experience.
Opponents? My first choice of those who might be available would be Texas followed by Michigan, then Okie State.
Well guys, we don't have to worry about the Poinsettia Bowl anymore, BYU & San Diego ST. have that one nailed down....lol
I know the Cotton Bowl would have its benefits with recruiting but for the team and the fans who would travel to the game I would say the Capital 1 Bowl. The players, fans, coaches and their families would have so much more fun and be more of a reward in Orlando than Dallas in my opinion.
Whatever Bowl we go to, I would like for it to be in January. For some reason, a January bowl just seems to be more fulfilling and seem more like a reward for a good season than one in December, imo.
I have to agree with Sonny on this The recruiting benifits in dallas wld be good but I went to the Capital one bowl many years ago when we faced Iowa and the whole experience was unbelievable! Now i have been to the cotton bowl as well and it was great but orlando was fantastic!
I can proudly say i was part of the LSU crowd that drank Humperdinks in Arlington dry at the cotton bowl. They had to bring in more beer and liquor trucks. The waitress said she had never seen anything like that before. I bet if we go back this year they will be better prepared. haha.
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"Success is uncommon, therefore success is not to be enjoyed by the common man"- Tony Dungy
Looks like chaos will rule....until Sunday.
Get the latest projections and schedules for this year's college football bowl games on ESPN.com.
Now that the SEC has all but locked up both a national championship berth (for the Alabama-Georgia winner) and a BCS at-large berth (for Florida), fans of that conference's four other top 10 teams are wondering where their schools will land. The cop-out answer: Orlando, Tampa, Arlington, Atlanta or Jacksonville. It's that unclear.
Meh!!! I was there, and while Disney World and Universal Studios was fun, I wasn't that impressed with the town itself, nor the stadium. I'd vote for the Cotton given the recruiting advantages associated with the visit to Dallas. Just MO though!!!
"It's my hometown, and that's big for me," Henry said. "It's about playing for the home team in front of family
It's a bowl snub that could start to rekindle the flames of rivalry with aTm. If they get the Cotton while we get the Chicken Bowl, Ill be pissed. I understand why but it wont make me feel any better. We drubbed their asses on their field for the most part. Apparently that wont matter on the beauty contest.
A lot of people will share the sentiment and it's one that makes a lot of sense taking their seasons on the field into consideration. Unfortunately, the bowl games are all about money and that trumps the best matchups in some cases.
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