There probably won’t have been a superior story in college football this year than Coastal Carolina, as the Chanticleers have finished up an undefeated regular season and ranked No. 12 in the College Football Playoff committee’s top 25. That isn’t excessively ratty for a program that had next to no set of experiences preceding this season outside of a couple of outstanding alumni in the NFL.
To many, it was somewhat frustrating to see the Chanticleers avoided with regards to the New Year’s Six bowl games on Sunday notwithstanding that high positioning. It would have been enjoyable to see mentor Jamey Chadwell’s spread alternative offense in plain view against a top Power Five group, yet it wasn’t to be.
That doesn’t imply that Coastal won’t get a great matchup, in any case. The Chanticleers will confront Liberty and mentor Hugh Freeze in the Cure Bowl on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
“We are excited to make history with our program’s first-ever bowl appearance at the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl. As the Sun Belt Conference Champions, our team is excited to represent our conference once again on a national level,” Chadwell said in a release. “Our team, coaches, and staff have worked tirelessly during this unprecedented time with COVID-19 and are deserving of this opportunity. It has been a magical season this year and we look forward to this next opportunity in such a well-respected bowl that supports a great cause in the great city of Orlando.”
It’s conceivable that this could be Freeze’s last game at Liberty, as different Power Five projects have been connected to him as of late. In the event that Tennessee selects to settle on a fairly astounding choice and proceed onward from mentor Jeremy Pruitt, it calculates that Freeze could be vigorously included for that work.
Coastal and Liberty should confront each other on Dec. 5, yet that game wound up getting dropped because of COVID-19 — the Chanticleers supplanted Liberty with BYU and won in a spine chiller. Freedom is 9-1 with its solitary misfortune dropping by a solitary point at No. 24 NC State, while Coastal is 11-0.
“We are excited to be heading back to the Cure Bowl and are thrilled with our matchup against a top-ranked opponent in Coastal Carolina,” Freeze said in a statement. “Alan Gooch and the entire Cure Bowl staff created a first-class experience for Liberty during last year’s Cure Bowl and we expect the same when we take to the field at Camping World Stadium, next Saturday. Having another chance to face Coastal Carolina after it was taken away from us at the end of our regular season gives us a chance to finish off a magical season with another special win for Flames Nation.”