The Allstate Sugar should be renamed the Interim coaches bowl. Cincinnati and Florida both have suffered the loss of head coaches since the end of the regular season. Cincy lost Brian Kelly to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame a few weeks ago, and now Urban Meyer is back and forth on whether or not he will be at Florida in 2010. So we are gonna see the debut of Jeff Quinn and Steve Addazio.
If you asks me a few weeks ago who would win this game I would have said Florida would pull off a win. After Kelly left Cincy I would have said Florida would spank the Bearcats, but now I expect a lot closer game than was ever expected.
According to reports Cincinnati is chomping at the bits and ready to play ball.
I haven't read any reports on Florida, but if there is one thing we have learned from Tim Tebow he will deliver. Tebow was just embarrassed by Alabama and this will be the last time he plays a college game, so you better believe he will bring it.
I guess I am picking for Florida. Mainly because of number 15. Although I have talked tons of crap about Tim Tebow and hate the way the media over exposed him, I just want to say good luck you are a great athlete and a fine young man.
As I hinted to earlier though don't think Cincinnati will go gently into that good night. Cincy's Mardy Gilyard said, "We can play right now if we wanted." As reported by Brian Bennett of ESPN. I am going to pick Florida 28-24.
I guess it is fair to say there is a level playing field for the 2010 Allstate Interim Coaches' Bowl.