OXFORD — Ole Miss wakes up this morning knowing it is headed back to a bowl game for the first time since the end of the 2009 season. But where will it be? At first blush, it appears to be the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham on Jan. 5. How? The bowl has a higher priority than the Liberty Bowl this season, due to not getting an SEC team in 2011. With a lack of bowl eligible teams in the SEC to fill all the bowl tie-ins, Ole Miss is left to be fought for among the two.
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