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As bowl announcements draw near, Team Selection Committee meets again

Members of the Team Selection Committee gathered Monday in the Varsity Club for the season’s penultimate Monday morning meeting.

Todd LeDoux led off the Week 11 reports with a recap of his trip to Raleigh for Wake Forest’s upset win over North Carolina State. At a game with potentially significant Camping World Bowl implications, LeDoux said he received plenty of positive feedback from the Wolfpack faithful.

Jim Aleo paid a visit to Uga X at the Georgia-Auburn game on Saturday.

“Overall, it was a great game,” LeDoux said. “The people there were phenomenal. The people in the press box remember being here in 2010 with West Virginia, and they’d love to have another chance (to come to Orlando).”

Elsewhere in the ACC, Anna Territo and Scott Crumbly took in North Carolina-Duke, Chuck Ingram and Dale Crossley were at a frigid Florida State-Notre Dame, contest, and James Martin was on hand for Clemson’s win over Boston College.

“The fans, before the game, were very excited about their bowl prospects,” Martin said of the BC supporters in Chestnut Hill. “And regardless of where they go, I think they’re going to show up with a lot of people.”

Over the weekend, Florida Citrus Sports was also in attendance for several games in the Big 12 and Big Ten, including Ohio State’s 26-6 win over Michigan State in East Lansing.

“Brad (Keller) and I had a chance to talk with new athletic director Bill Beekman in the press box, and he said that if they received an invite to the Citrus Bowl, the athletic department would be enthusiastic,” said Jim Will.

“They pointed out that it has been eight or nine years since Michigan State has been to Florida for a bowl game, and he felt they’d have a great turnout.”

Finally, in the SEC, scouts were there for wins by Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M over the weekend.

“There was high interest from the Texas A&M folks,” said Jim Bridges, who visited College Station with Mike Langford. “A few people from the 12th Man Foundation spoke with us and told us they’d love to come to Orlando.”

The next Team Selection Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, in the Varsity Club. The Team Selection Committee is an all-volunteer community that represents Florida Citrus Sports at games across the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12, and participation is open to all active members. To check out recaps from past Team Selection Committee meetings, click here, and to learn more about membership options, visit our information page.

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