Tom Jurich didn't have an answer to that question Monday afternoon, though the UofL athletic director remains confident that Louisville will receive a bowl invitation for the first time since 2006.
"Right now I feel very confident we will be in a bowl," Jurich said. "I'm sure we'll be in one but I couldn't tell you which one. I think we're in play for a lot of them."
Louisville had hopes of playing in the Beef O'Brady's bowl game in St. Petersburg Dec. 21. But Notre Dame's win over USC Saturday night could prevent that from happening. Jurich said Monday that he doesn't believe Notre Dame would venture out on their own, instead taking one of the Big East's six bowl tie-ins.
"I think there's enough for everybody to go around it's just where are you going to land?" Jurich said. "I don't think anybody can predict that right now."
CBSSportsline.com projects that Louisville will play the MAC champion in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit Dec. 26, while Phil Steele and ESPN predict the Cardinals will fill the PAC-10's slot in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas Dec. 31 against the ACC's No. 5 team.
"Notre Dame, if they take one of our slots, that obviously creates a new position for us," said Jurich. "We're going to have to be very creative in that. I think the league knows that we're a very attractive school for somebody and have a fan base that loves to travel. The thing that we want to make sure of is that we exhaust all of our options and look at what's best for us."
The Sun Bowl, according to Jurich, might not be the best option because Louisville and Kentucky play a nationally-televised basketball game the same day as the Sun Bowl at the new KFC Yum! Center.
"We've got a couple obstacles, notably that December 31 date," Jurich said. "I'd hate to put that on our fans, but if it comes down to it we're going to have to go with it. Right now we're trying to work around that date so that everybody can be here for the UofL-UK game at the Yum! Center."
Jurich said that Louisville has 'quite a few" bowl options, but noted "there are so many different scenarios that have to play out."
"Does this conference have enough teams for their games? Those are the things we have to look at," said Jurich. "Whether it's us or somebody else in the conference – where do they fit in?"
Louisville finished the 2010 season 6-6. No answer on Louisville's bowl situation is expected until this weekend, at the earliest.