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New bowl projections with hope for TaxSlayer!

Kentucky’s bowl options are all the craze right now and today The Tennesseean has new projections for the teams of the Southeastern Conference.

For Kentucky, the team you care about, the article lists the TaxSlayer, Music City, Liberty and Belk as potential options, which has been said many times over the past 48 hours. The Belk Bowl is the most likely of the bunch with the Cats and Arkansas listed as the “popular picks.”

But there’s an interesting note about the Music City and TaxSlayer bowls that I didn’t realize, maybe you did. Those two bowls have an agreement to not take a team twice within a three-year span, and the TaxSlayer took Tennessee and Georgia the past two years.

So could Kentucky sneak into that one? There’s a shot if the agreement isn’t put aside for the year, which is an option, unfortunately:

Taxslayer Bowl

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 31

Who goes and why?: The best two options are Tennessee (8-4, 4-4) and Georgia (7-5, 4-4), but they have played in the past two TaxSlayer Bowls. Per an SEC agreement between the Music City Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl, both bowls are supposed to try to avoid taking the same team twice during a three-year period. But if the Music City Bowl gets Tennessee, that agreement could be put aside to place Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Otherwise, Kentucky (7-5, 4-4) or Arkansas (7-5, 3-5), both seven-win teams, could fill the slot. [The Tennesseean]

With Alabama locked into the College Football Playoff, the conference can go ahead and get its bowl games figured out before the weekend. That means word will likely leak out before Sunday so you can get a head start on planning.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for New bowl projections with hope for TaxSlayer!

  1. Dusten
    1:20 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Any particular reason we’d want the Taxslayer bowl?

    • runningunnin.454
      1:22 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

      Leave the rainy winter weather for a couple of days?

    • Bozferatu
      1:48 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

      About a million dollars over the Belk bowl. Payout is the same for Music City, plus it’s closer. That’s what I’m pulling for, but Taxslayer is a better bowl than the Belk bowl.

  2. rickwhitetx
    1:24 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Assuming that Alabama takes care of Florida Saturday, here’s my uneducated guesses;

    Alabama Playoffs
    Auburn Sugar Bowl
    LSU Citrus Bowl
    Tennessee Outback Bowl
    Texas A&M Texas Bowl
    Georgia Music City Bowl
    Florida TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl)
    Kentucky Belk Bowl
    Arkansas Liberty Bowl
    Vanderbilt Independence Bowl
    S. Carolina Birmingham Bowl

  3. Big Kat
    1:41 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Too far.

  4. CatsfaninFL
    1:45 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    Woohoo! We can go to Flori…oh…wait…

  5. rainman
    2:43 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    I’m rooting for it! Of course I live in Fla. so…..

    • keiths
      5:41 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

      Same here, i’m in SWFL but would gladly make the drive to Jax

  6. Sentient Third Eye
    3:18 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    And there’s not basketball conflict on the 31st.

  7. Lexingtonyn
    5:29 pm November 29, 2016 Permalink

    My parents live 90 min from Jacksonville. Hope it happens!!!!