Tennessee is staying close to home for the holidays.
According to the Music City Bowl's official Twitter page, the Vols have accepted an invitation to the Music City Bowl in Nashville.
"It's Official: North Carolina vs. Tennessee in the 2010 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 at 5:30 p.m. CST at LP Field!" read the tweet, which was posted at 5:26 p.m. Eastern time.
UT, winners of four straight to qualify for the postseason, will play North Carolina in the game at LP Field on Dec. 30. Aside from the resurgence down the stretch and the momentum for the Vols over the final month of the season, the matchup will provide some closure for a series the program canceled with the Tar Heels which was scheduled to start next year in North Carolina.
Austin Ward covers Tennessee football. He may be reached 865-342-6274. Follow him at http://twitter.com/Vols_Beat and http://blogs.knoxnews.com/ward.