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Liberty Bowl Team Glad to Have Memphis Date

Talk about exuberance!

That's all you'll find among University of Kentucky Faithful for their Football Program.

A Program that's coming to Memphis for the First time to Play in the Liberty Bowl.

Chief Among Excited Wildcats is Defense lineman Jeremy Jarmon number 99.

Jarmon prepped at Houston High here in Shelby County...

He's Kentucky's Top Defender, and also the Top Promoter for the Liberty Bowl.

Jarmon made the Announcement of Kentucky's acceptance of the Liberty Bowl bid at Sunday's Kentucky Basketball game.

The Wildcats went to the Music City Bowl in Nashville the last 2-years, and are ready for a post season change of scenery.

  Jarmon says he's told the Kentucky players about his home town and how much there is to do.

He says the Wildcats are glad to be going to a city that is ready to open up to the Football crowd Kentucky will bring.

  UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart says the location works in the Wildcats favor, being close to the Western end of the get get here for the game.

No Team is more ready for a trip to Memphis than the Pirates of East Carolina.

ECU wins its' way into the Liberty Bowl by winning the Conference USA Championship over the weekend.

The East Division Champion Pirates travelled to West winner Tulsa and snuffed the Golden Hurricane 27-24..forcing 7 turnovers in the game.

ECU, at one time, was thought to be a BCS Buster after winning several big games early in the season over BCS competition...but injuries brought the Pirate back to earth..

Head Coach Skip Holtz says his team wants to get that 9th win of the year in Memphis.

Holtz says the Pirates were the Toast of the Nation after a 3-and-0 start beating the likes of Virginia Tech and West Virginia..

  Then, with players getting hurt, ECU lost 3-straight and fell off the Map.

  He says his team worked hard to win its' way to Memphis and that's all that matters.

Holtz is rumored to be the top candidate for the Head Coaching Job at Syracuse.

His dad, Lou Holtz, is a Hall of Famer who formerly coached Arkansas and Notre Dame.

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