The Cotton Bowl’s sincere interest in South Carolina is a mutual feeling, coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday.
The Gamecocks will fall short of making their first BCS bowl bid, despite a 10-2 record and No. 8 ranking in the BCS standings. However, a third straight 10-win season has them in line for one of the SEC’s premier January bowl games.
South Carolina will travel to an attractive location over the holidays. Spurrier told The Post and Courier his preference is the Cotton Bowl.
“That would be a trip that would probably be at the top of our list, if we had a choice,” Spurrier said. “The Capital One Bowl is an excellent bowl, there’s no question about that. If they send us there, that would be fine also. But, because I’ve never coached it – and I’ve coached about all the rest of them – certainly if I had my choice that would be where I think our team would like to go. And I think most of our fans would like to go to the Cotton Bowl. So we’ll see where it plays out, I guess.”
For more information on South Carolina’s potential bowl destination, check PostandCourier.com later Tuesday night.