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What To Know About The Citrus Bowl

Its History:

Known as the Tangerine Bowl (1946 -1982 in its first 36 years, then the name was changed to the Citrus Bowl  from 1983 – 2001, then it was called the Capital Bowl from 2003 -2013, and was finally renamed the Citrus Bowl beginning in 2014 to the present day.

A total of 73 games have played in the football bowl contest. The site of the bowl is Orlando, FL, https://www.sports-reference.com/

Present Time:

The 2019 Citrus Bowl will be played at Orlando Florida’s Camping World Stadium, and will match two powerhouses, Alabama and Michigan. Although many in the Football Sporting world had Alabama as a pre-season favorite to once again occupy one of the four playoffs for this year’s NCAA Powerhouse Football Finale, but that is why the games must be played, not prognosticated by fellow football fanatics.

Once again Nick Saban has found a way to win despite the injuries his starting Alabama’s Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Coach Saban has been called to muster up his coaching expertise in this year like no other, it seems., by basically playing the last several games with his third string back up Quarterback Mac Jones.  Alabama is ranked #13 and brings in a record of 10 -2 and is a proud member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Western division. All eyes will be on Mac Jones who will be starting. And despite handicapped so to speak, it is widely accepted that Coach Saban will bring his A game, no pun intended.

Jim Harbaugh, on the reverse sidelines, seems to be continuously put in a state of (I promise I will do better) by Sports Writers, Football fans, the proverbial Monday morning quarterbacks, with the University of Michigan drum beaters, that would be the Alumni folks, sounding or making the most noise.

The seemingly constantly embattled Coach of the University of Michigan seems still to have a lot to prove despite taking the Michigan Wolverines to a FBS ranking of #14, with an overall FBS record of 9 – 3, while playing in the Big Ten Conference which contains western conference foes, such as Juggernauts (the) Ohio State,  with Penn State and other football nemesis such as Michigan State still occupying the western bracket with Michigan within that western bracket.

The Citrus Bowl is one of six bowl games called the New Year Power Six. The other five power bowl games are Baylor vs Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, Virginia vs Florida being played in the Orange Bowl, being played in Miami Gardens FL. Oregon will play Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl being played in Pasadena CA, and finishing up with Memphis vs Penn State being played in the Cotton Bowl in Jerry’s World https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/28253659/new-year-six-bowl-games-set-michigan-alabama-citrus-bowl

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