Scott Ramsey, president of the Music City Bowl, thinks Tennessee is “very attractive.” Steve Erhart, executive director of the Liberty Bowl, would “love to have” us. But, Gator Bowl president Rick Catlett did not return phone calls of inquiry from the News Sentinel made on Tuesday.
Well, we can’t have all of the bowls schmoozing us, I suppose. But, it is nice to be loved a little, even if it is from men representing bowl games that we fans would turn down if the clock were turned back a decade or so.
How times have changed.
Rumors are rampant and you can’t believe anything at this point, especially based on past years’ surprises. But you can limit the Vols’ destination to three possibilities based on the rumors themselves: the Outback Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Those are the only three for which Tennessee have been mentioned.
Most sources have Tennessee linked with the Outback because of that Bowl’s traditional choice of SEC East teams. But that bowl has been known to set up bidding wars according to Dave Hooker of GVX who writes that “[g]uarantees of tickets sold are not allowed by SEC rules, yet the Outback Bowl has been suspected of using that as a determining factor.”
And, most sources seem to think that if the Outback snubs Tennessee, the Vols will go to Atlanta on New Years’ Eve to play in the Bowl Formerly Known as the Peach to face an ACC team. Read More…
Everybody needs some nourishment before they embark on their game-day experience. Up early, get the paper, cup of coffee, check the weather, gauge the proper clothing for Neyland at Night, and pack the car (after attaching the travel flags). Now you’re ready for your favorite meal of the week – that Saturday Breakfast before the weekly Vols game. So, wherever you eat this morning, here are some extra helpings from around the Vol Nation and elsewhere to fuel you for the upcoming clash between East and West Tennessee.