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The stage has now been set for another incredible game between the SEC and the Big Ten. The Outback Bowl never fails to deliver one of the best bowl games in the post season. This year it will feature the 8-4 University of Tennessee Volunteers vs the 10-2 Northwestern University Wildcats.

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That’s not the trophy, btw.

The contract signing party took place Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium. I look forward to this event every year because it’s a chance to see and hear the coaches up close and personal together, something that only happens once.

UT Coach Butch Jones

UT Coach Butch Jones

NW Coach Pat Fitzgerald high fiving himself.

NW Coach Pat Fitzgerald high fiving himself.

Game on!

Game on!

 

 

Welp, it’s official! The 2015 Outback Bowl will feature Auburn vs Wisconsin, January 1st in Raymond James Stadium. Tonight, the coach’s┬ásignatures were inked on the official, unofficial, oversized contract, and the trash talking began.

They've been working on this since Halloween.

They’ve been working on this since Halloween.

The coveted Outback Bowl Trophy.

The coveted Outback Bowl Trophy.

Well, this is uncomfortable.

Well, this is uncomfortable.

Wisconsin vs Auburn

Wisconsin vs Auburn

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Coach, and ESPN Commentator, Jon Gruden.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Coach, and ESPN Commentator, Jon Gruden.

University of Wisconsin's Coach Barry Alvarez and Auburn University's Coach Gus Malzahn.

University of Wisconsin’s Coach Barry Alvarez and Auburn University’s Coach Gus Malzahn.