Larry Vaught is reporting that the Kentucky Wildcats will probably play in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida on New Year’s Eve.
Take a look at the report below.
But a 41-38 win over Louisville certainly has changed a lot. I thought UK might get a spot in the Music City Bowl, but a source tells me now that barring any last-minute changes — and that’s always possible — that UK will play in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 31.
That’s a huge step up for Kentucky. The payout is not different from the Music City Bowl and I doubt that Jacksonville can host a better game than Nashville. However, playing in a Florida bowl game just resonates a little different. It sounds better. Recruits like it. Kentucky gets exposure in a state where football is king.
Sure, some fans that could go to Nashville might not be able to make Jacksonville. But Stoops and his players deserve a trip like this after what they have done this year.
The TaxSlayer Bowl was once known as the Gator Bowl. It’s not a BCS bowl but it’s well above an average bowl and that’s what UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart wanted for this team.
Larry is also hearing Georgia Tech as the possible opponent for Mark Stoops’ team.
— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) November 30, 2016
It will be a big step for the Wildcats to play in a New Year’s Eve Bowl, but will be interesting to see how fan’s react to not going to Nashville.
What do you think about possible playing in Jacksonville?
Which Kentucky Football bowl game are you more likely to attend?
- TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida (54%, 194 Votes)
- Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee (46%, 162 Votes)
Total Voters: 356