Thursday, October 08, 2009

Welcome the Gator Bowl to the SEC family

Seems the ACC would not budge with what the Gator bowl wanted so they took their football game and when home.  Only to sign up with the SEC.  I say - ACC lost , SEC usual right?

Here is a little summary of how it went down....ACC associate commissioner for football operations Michael Kelly said ACC officials had rejected a proposal by Gator Bowl officials to eliminate the "one-win rule" from the conference's bowl selection process.  That rule states that when a bowl selects its ACC representative, it must choose a team with a conference record that's within one win of the team with the best available ACC record.  In other words, if a team with a 5-3 conference record was available to a bowl, it can select a team with a 4-4 record, but not a team that's 3-5 in the ACC. Kelly said Gator Bowl officials wanted to the freedom to select any bowl-eligible ACC team.

So the Gator Bowl left and ended up joining the SEC where they will likely have the No. 6 pick in the SEC. At the same time, the SEC is ending its ties with the Independence Bowl and moving said team to Jax for the Gator Bowl, which before was reserved previously for the ACC v. Big XII/Big East/Notre Dame. This won’t happen until next season.  But to me this is a welcome change to the bowl slate.


penny said...

has anybody noticed how much older urban looks in the last week? kind of like obama in the last 7 months

Moose said...

I would rather see a football game in Jacksonville then Shreveport any day of the week. Plus the drive is a whole heck of a lot shorter.

Moose said...

Quote of the Day

"Tim Tebow will rise again in 2 days"