UF's bowl and opponent?

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  • #45590

    Maybe the Orange vs. Notre Dame or Wisc. Would like a king sized can of one sided whup ass opened on Notre Dame (Our Lady), about whom I am not sure exactly what is Irish. Shouldn’t they be the Fighting Frenchmen?

  • #45596

    StLGator
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    The Gators will go to one of the following bowls in order of likelihood:

    1. The Orange Bowl vs. contractually mandated UVA, or Clemson (if hell freezes over and UVA wins the ACCC next Saturday.)
    2. The Cotton Bowl vs. contractually mandated highest ranked Group of 5 champ Memphis (if they beat Cinci next Saturday, or Boise St. if Cinci wins.)
    3. The Sugar Bowl vs. Big 12 Champ Oklahoma or Baylor (in the highly unlikely event that UGA wins the SECC next Saturday and both UGA and LSU make the CFP.)
    4. The Citrus Bowl vs. Minnesota (if hell freezes over and Wisconsin wins the Big 10 CC next Saturday, Oklahoma wins the Big 12 CC and the Committee ranks Bama ahead of UF) In this unlikely scenario, Oklahoma goes to the CFP, Baylor contractually goes to the Sugar vs. UGA, Ohio St. goes to the Orange vs. UVA Bama goes to the Cotton vs. Memphis and the Gators get the Orlando shaft.

    • #45605

      Sounds a little like one of the old Prof. Irwin Corey scenarios, and all are underwhelming, except playing Clemson, but they will likely go to the CFP as an undefeated conference champ and defending national champ. Still want to see a lop sided mashing of the Fighting Frenchmen, so their coach is fired, and U. Meyer can stop pretending he is retired, again.

  • #45602

    cattrick
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    CBS SPORTS HAS GIVEN THE GATORS AND SEC THE SHAFT. THEY HAVE 3 BIG 10 TEAMS IN THE BCS GAMES AND 2 SEC TEAMS (LSU AND GEORGIA). THEY HAVE GATORS IN ORLANDO VS. MINNESOTA. PLEASE TELL ME HOW BIG OF A TV AUDIENCE WILL MEMPHIS ST. VS. UTAH DRAW IN THE COTTON BOWL?

    • #45606

      At #7, it seems impossible UF will not be in a Big 6 game against another top 10 team, or a big draw like the Fighting Frenchmen.

  • #45608

    StLGator
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    Assuming the favorites ALL win their CC games on Saturday, Oklahoma will land the 4th CFP slot by beating 1-loss Baylor. 1-loss Utah will end up in the Rose Bowl opposite 2-loss Minnesota. 2-loss Baylor will face 2-loss UGA in the Sugar Bowl and 2-loss Penn St. will land in the Cotton Bowl vs. 1-loss Memphis.

    The 2-loss Gators will end up ranked ahead of both 2-loss Bama and 2-loss ND and land in the Orange Bowl vs. Virginia. Oregon and Wisky will both drop to 3 losses each, and along with 3-loss Auburn will have no valid NY-6 bowl claims. And poor, poor 2-loss Bama and ND will BOTH get NY-6 shafted… for a change!!!

    • #45611

      Gator-6
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      Now that makes perfect sense, StL……I’ve had a gut feeling all this week that it might be Virginia. Then again, it could be just ___.

  • #45620

    Virginia as a bowl opponent would be an insult to UF, whose 2nd string would beat them handily. They will lose by at least three to four touchdowns to Clemson, who is eager cement a CFP spot. Vandy would give them a good game. If it’s not a top 10 opponent for UF, or a big name program like the Fighting Frenchmen, it’s an insult.

    • #45621

      StLGator
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      Always something, I agree with you… BUT… the Orange Bowl is contractually obligated to take the ACC champ, unless said champ makes the CFP, whereupon the Orange Bowl is obligated to take the 2nd best ACC team, which this year, sadly, is Virginia.

      • #45622

        StLGator
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        BTW, if hell freezes over and UVA beats Clemson on Saturday, UVA will be declared ACC champs and end up in the Orange Bowl anyway. So, the Orange Bowl is cursed with Virginia this year, no matter what happens in the ACCC game.

        • #45623

          There has to be a better scenario. Even a re-match with lower ranked Michigan in a less optimal venue would be better.

    • #45628

      StLGator
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      Look on the bright side. The Gators will get another “home game” in prime South Florida recruiting country to flex their newfound passing offense and killer D in front of all those potential recruits that CDM’s staff will be able to visit with while they’re down there for bowl practices.

      It’ll also be a practical guarantee the Gators will improve on 2018’s 10-win season while getting the prestige of being invited to back-to-back NY-6 bowls, something else the Gators haven’t done since ‘08-‘09.

      • #45629

        All good points, but at 10-2, and ranked #7 with losses in competitive games against two other top ten teams, being relegated to playing a team that might come in 5th in the SEC East is still a letdown.

        • #45630

          StLGator
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          At this point, Michigan won’t do any more for the Gators’ final poll standing than Virginia. Neither will Wisky.

          BTW, the other viable option would be for the Gators to go to the Cotton Bowl vs. Memphis or Boise State, while Penn St. faces Virginia in the Orange Bowl. IMHO, this option is even less desirable by shipping the Gators to Texas, away from their fan base and recruits in South Florida vs. an opponent that’s no more attractive than Virginia.

          Face it, the Gators must just close out 2019 strong and focus all their energy on landing in the CFP in 2020.

  • #45631

    Close out strong for sure, but against a major national recruiting rival, like Michigan or Penn State, not bit players like Memphis State or Virginia, who should be playing each other in the Liberty Bowl.

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