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    Oklahoma doesn't want to play in the Fiesta Bowl?

    Oklahoma isn't officially in the BCS yet, but it's already trying to trade its bowl spot.

    If Kansas State loses to Texas this weekend, Oklahoma wins the Big 12 title and is guaranteed a BCS bowl berth in the Fiesta. However, the Sooners aren't exactly thrilled about the prospect of playing in the lovely desert of Arizona, according to the Oklahoman.

    Oklahoma has played in Phoenix four of the past six seasons 2006, 2007 and 2010 in the Fiesta Bowl, and 2011 in the Insight Bowl and would love a change of scenery.

    New Orleans, perhaps?

    "At that time, the [conference] commissioners didn't have an appetite to move a champion out of a contracted bowl," Big 12 spokesman Bob Burda told the Oklahoman. "The landscape has changed. There are new faces around the table, so it would be hard to guess what their preference would be."

    Of course, all of this hinges on the Sooners winning the Big 12 Conference title. If they lose, Kansas State would be more than happy to soak up the Arizona sun while the Sooners hope for an at-large bid. But Oklahoma might not want to leave its BCS bowl fate to chance.
    What the hell? Why wouldn't they want to play in a BCS bowl game.

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    Well, they may not have to worry about it. If Kent State wins, they may be BCS bowl bound and Oklahoma will probably be out.

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    Going to the same bowl every year can get pretty old. Same thing was true at Nebraska in the 90s, they went to 6 Orange Bowls in 7 years, we got really sick of going to Miami.

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    I don't know how sharp Brad Edwards from ESPN is, but on the BCS Countdown last Sunday he mentioned that if Oklahoma beats TCU and K-State loses to Texas (resulting in OU winning the Big XII), the Fiesta Bowl can actually trade to get Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. He said the Big XII allegedly does not care which team they get in the Fiesta Bowl but they want to see two teams from their conference in BCS Bowls.

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    Yeah, OU fans have been to Glendale a bunch recently, so demand for the event would be down if OU is placed there again. Kansas State fans would probably go nuts over any BCS bowl, so it would be a smart trade for the Fiesta Bowl. I also think the Sugar Bowl would be more than happy to take OU as well. OU versus Florida in the Sugar would be a huge game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradyIsTheMan12 View Post
    Yeah, OU fans have been to Glendale a bunch recently, so demand for the event would be down if OU is placed there again. Kansas State fans would probably go nuts over any BCS bowl, so it would be a smart trade for the Fiesta Bowl. I also think the Sugar Bowl would be more than happy to take OU as well. OU versus Florida in the Sugar would be a huge game.
    Yeah, because Florida fans don't travel as well, so the Oklahoma fans will make up the tickets


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    Quote Originally Posted by neovenator250 View Post
    Yeah, because Florida fans don't travel as well, so the Oklahoma fans will make up the tickets
    I'm assuming that's based on the 2009 Sugar Bowl because that's about the only basis anyone would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish1314 View Post
    I'm assuming that's based on the 2009 Sugar Bowl because that's about the only basis anyone would have.
    this would be true


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    There have been rumblings today that the Capital One Bowl, which has the second SEC pick after the Sugar Bowl, has already decided on Texas A&M. A&M was previously projected to go to the Cotton Bowl.

    So if Alabama beats Georgia, the Cotton would probably take LSU for geographical purposes. If Georgia beats Alabama, the Cotton would probably have to decide between LSU and Alabama.

    But there's a chance there that the 11-2 loser of the SEC Championship Game slides all the way to the Chick fil-A Bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish1314 View Post
    There have been rumblings today that the Capital One Bowl, which has the second SEC pick after the Sugar Bowl, has already decided on Texas A&M. A&M was previously projected to go to the Cotton Bowl.

    So if Alabama beats Georgia, the Cotton would probably take LSU for geographical purposes. If Georgia beats Alabama, the Cotton would probably have to decide between LSU and Alabama.

    But there's a chance there that the 11-2 loser of the SEC Championship Game slides all the way to the Chick fil-A Bowl.
    this has been all but confirmed yesterday. Capital One execs tweeting about A&M


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    Quote Originally Posted by Catfish1314 View Post
    There have been rumblings today that the Capital One Bowl, which has the second SEC pick after the Sugar Bowl, has already decided on Texas A&M. A&M was previously projected to go to the Cotton Bowl.

    So if Alabama beats Georgia, the Cotton would probably take LSU for geographical purposes. If Georgia beats Alabama, the Cotton would probably have to decide between LSU and Alabama.

    But there's a chance there that the 11-2 loser of the SEC Championship Game slides all the way to the Chick fil-A Bowl.
    Only if its Georgia.... Not a chance that Alabama would slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neovenator250 View Post
    Yeah, because Florida fans don't travel as well, so the Oklahoma fans will make up the tickets
    Is this why Florida hasn't scheduled a non-conference game out of state in more than 20 years?

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