After the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference decided to set up a game featuring the two conference's champions, the Cotton Bowl responded with a statement of their own Friday:
"Today's announcement from the Big 12 and SEC is certainly exciting and intriguing news, and we look forward to learning more about this championship match up. The AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, through its 15]year partnership with both the Big 12 and SEC, has seen firsthand the great tradition and history of these two conferences. This relationship has been very good to us and is without a doubt going to be a spectacular bowl game."
-- Rick Baker, President/CEO of the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic --