A lot can happen during the next four games as far as where the Dawgs go bowling. Wins over Auburn and Georgia Tech could improve Georgia’s stock as well as getting some help from a pair of Mizzou losses.
Sure, having to think about another Florida bowl game is a buzzkill to a degree. On the other hand, if you are a native South Georgia Dawg like myself, having the game within easily driveable distances is a big plus.
Here’s a glance at Georgia’s bowl outlook, for now now at least.
Sugar Bowl: It’s pretty simple. Georgia’s path here is to win out in SEC play, get to Atlanta with a pair of Mizzou losses and then beat the SEC West champions, likely Alabama, in Atlanta.
Capital One Bowl: Even if Georgia wins out, playing here a year ago may hurt chances of returning to Orlando. Plus, this bowl wanted Texas A&M a year ago and I’d expect them to try that route again.
Cotton Bowl: This would be great. After all, isn’t it still 10 to 9 in Texas? The reality is that SEC West teams usually wind up in Dallas.
Outback Bowl: This is a possible spot…but again fan enthusiasm to return here could be a detriment. That said, can you think of a better place for Aaron Murray to cap his career at Georgia?
Gator Bowl: This seems somewhere likely. The Dawgs have not been here since the 1980s for a bowl and I’m sure a lot of fans would not mind another excuse to head down to the greater SSI area again.
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Playing a non-Big 10 opponent for the first time in a couple years in a bowl has a good appeal, and if it’s Miami it’d be an even more of a matchup with some buzz. This also looks to be a good chance at this point.
Music City Bowl: A loss to Auburn could point Georgia here. Nashville is fun…but not as much in December.
Liberty Bowl, Independence or BBVA Compass Bowl: Two losses could land Georgia at either of these.