Kentucky’s Governor’s Cup victory ensured they would not spend the postseason in Shreveport or Birmingham. Many hoped and believed it would lead to a Music City Bowl trip, but that might not be the case.
After Tennessee lost to Vanderbilt, the Vols might be a more attractive team for the Music City Bowl. Sources are telling KSR to hold off on booking non-refundable hotels to Nashville. The Belk Bowl in Charlotte could be where UK lands. Today, their official Twitter account gave us more reasons to believe it could happen.
Charlotte would not be a bad destination for Kentucky fans, but there’s two problems.
1. Kentucky Basketball
The Belk Bowl kicks off at 5:30 December 29. On the same night at 8:00, UK tips off the conference schedule against Ole Miss. Normally it’s not a problem. They simply move the basketball game up a few hours so fans can watch both games. The problem is that the game is in Oxford and I doubt they’ll want to move their sold out game out of prime time.
2. Jim McElwain Belk commercials
They are the worst. If you think they play them too much on the SEC Network, imagine how often we’d have to see the Florida coach clumsily brush the dirt off his shoulders during the Belk Bowl.
If you’re starting to worry, go ahead and pump the brakes. The UK Football account has recently followed 15 official bowl accounts. The rundown:
- Belk Bowl
- Music City Bowl
- Sugar Bowl
- Outback Bowl
- Orange Bowl
- Fiesta Bowl
- TaxSlayer Bowl
- Cotton Bowl Classic
- New Orleans Bowl
- Circus Bowl
- Cactus Bowl
- Dollar General Bowl
- Russell Athletic Bowl
- New Mexico Bowl
- Birmingham Bowl
It all remains a mystery until the official announcement on December 4.