Just a few days after the announcement of the Big 12-SEC bowl game, one site is already publicly expressing interest in playing host.
Speaking to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chick-fil-A Bowl president Gary Stokan said he would consider bidding for the game.
“If we have the opportunity, we definitely would be interested in bidding, just as we would be very interested in bidding for the national championship game if it is decided to bid that out,” Stokan said.
Atlanta, Dallas and New Orleans are some of the cities already connected as possible host sites for the game. And therein lies the biggest benefit of the agreement: the conferences, not the bowls, dictate the terms of the event.
Though the site of the game is to be bid out, one would have to think the leagues would still have some say in the matter; I can’t imagine the Big 12 would agree to allow the bowl to be in Atlanta, at least not every year.
Maybe then scouts from each conference can go to bowl sites and get wined and dined for a weekend instead of the other way around.
(Hat tip: ChuckOliver.net)