UF AD on bowl selection: ‘Would have loved’ to face UCF

UF AD on bowl selection: ‘Would have loved’ to face UCF

UF AD on bowl selection: ‘Would have loved’ to face UCF

The bowl bid is announced, and even though it's not the thrilling finish it long seemed MI was headed for, the Wolverines still have a chance to end this year on a positive note.

Western Michigan (7-5, Mid-American) will go to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, to take on BYU (6-6, Independent) at 4 p.m. December 21. "I think it would have been an exciting matchup and created a lot of interest, but we also think our game with MI is an exciting matchup, too".

DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) The University of MI will take on Flordia on December 29 in Atlanta.

"It's an unbelievable honor; they've worked hard for the opportunity to play in a New Year's Six bowl and play in such a prestigious bowl as the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl", said Gators head coach Dan Mullen.

I'm certainly going to take Stricklin at his word because I would hate to think the alternative is true.

UF (9-3) will face MI (10-2) in the Peach Bowl on January 29 in Atlanta.

Defensive end Rashan Gary will not play for MI in the Peach Bowl, according to coach Jim Harbaugh. "So, that's a game we'll look at closely and see how they were able to do it".

I refuse to believe the UF administration and coaching staff would rob fans of a great bowl matchup based on the notion that losing to UCF would somehow be embarrassing for the Gators. Tulane is going to muck it up and ULL is only exciting when playing another exciting team. He would join Auburn coach Gus Malzahn (2013) as the only other coach to do so after inheriting a team that won fewer than five games in the season before his arrival.

If you're looking for someone to blame for the UF-UCF matchup not coming to fruition, blame the playoff committee. "Whoever came, Texas, whoever else is in New Year's Six bowls this year, we're willing to play all of them", added Mullen.

BYU clinched bowl eligibility with a 45-10 win over New Mexico State before ending the regular season with a 35-27 loss to Utah in which the Cougars held a 27-7 lead.

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