And it has Mississippi State painted in the end zone.
I'm telling you, this 50th anniversary for game in memphis is going to be a big deal. They wanted that bad. Earhardt said the other day on the radio that Mullen grabbed him after the Bama game outside the locker room, and said, "don't give up on us. We're going to be in Memphis."
My daughter's high school band (from out here in Georgia) was in initial stages of a plan to perform at the Liberty Bowl this year. I told Mullen that at the Atlanta Road Dawgs event and he told me then that he wouldn't be at all surprised if that's where we ended up.
Since then the band thing has fallen through, but I remember that encounter with Mullen and think it's awfully nice that we picked up the wins we needed to make that prediction happen.
To be honest, the Liberty Bowl is in a better time slot being on NY Eve afternoon/ night than the Gator Bowl... Which is 11:00 est. Jan 1 and starts the same time as several other bowls, plus the Liberty will be on ESPN not E2.
I was there too and I hate cold weather. Thank God the concessions had hot coffee. As far as the Liberty Bowl goes, I think it's a nice bowl. Certainly if you go 8-4 or better you want a higher tier bowl. But for teams with records similar to ours, thats a good one. What's not to like about good bbq and Beale street?