- Jul 7, 2008
Gator Bowl, Music City Bowl, Mayo Bowl, Reliaquest Bowl, Texas Bowl, and Liberty Bowl are all the same tier of bowl at this point, especially with how the conference treats them now.Would you all rather go to a more prestigious bowl, such as the Gator Bowl, where we will likely have a tougher matchup and higher probability of losing, or would you rather go to somewhere like the Music City Bowl where we probably face an easier opponent and are more likely to win? I’m usually always in favor of going to the best bowl possible but this year I feel like it’s very important that we end on a high note and win our bowl game. Plus, a 9-4 record just sounds a lot nicer than 8-5. Butch went 9-4 in year 3, and I would hate for Heupel to end up with a worse record in his year 3.
Higher prestige bowls nowadays are pretty much the Citrus Bowl or the New Years 6 Bowls.