UC fans are understandably obsessed with any and all rumors coming out of Notre Dame (no matter how absurd), but there is a potentially huge story that isn't getting nearly enough attention - the Gator Bowl's publically stated desire to select West Virginia as its Big East representative.
In a story in the Florida Times-Union on Monday, Gator Bowl selection committee chairman Brian Goin (yes, that's Bob's son) said that the 8-3 Mountaineers are their number one choice to face an ACC team.
"There's no question
How do you suppose Brian Kelly would feel about that?
The Gator Bowl says it wants
"The cool matchup would be to play coach Bowden against his former team," Gator Bowl President Rick Catlett told SI.com on Wednesday. "One of the interesting things we've found is that [Bowden's] streak of 27 straight bowl games started with
This is potentially a huge embarrassment to the Big East. In fairness to league officials, it's the final year of the Big East's deal with the Gator Bowl, so they don't have much leverage to convince officials from that bowl to pick the most deserving team. Next year, the Big East's #2 team will go to the Champs Sports Bowl in
But here's my question. Why haven't Big East officials been screaming at the top of their lungs about
Again, it's a moot point if UC beats Pittsburgh on Saturday. If the Bearcats win, they'll go to
If UC loses, it looks like they'll spend Christmas in
At the moment, I'm more bothered by the stories coming out of
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