Top of the Tuesday to you. I hope your post-Liberty Bowl merrymaking has not left you hindered because there's plenty more football action headed your way.
But let's talk about yesterday a bit more: there were Three True Bowl Champions on Monday but sadly none of them from the conference of One. Bret Bielema pretended not to horns-down for four hours on the sideline as his massive pack of meat-hungry human ents pulverized the vaunted Longhorn defense and held their offense to 59 total yards, or roughly the distance traveled by Charlie Strong on his penny-farthing each morning to the corner newsagent to pick up a fresh edition of the papers (no gadgets here). Meanwhile, Brent Venables became the second former Stoops assistant in three seasons to pound the Sooners by 4+ touchdowns in a bowl, so next year's Red River Shootout will be called the Red River Confidence Picnic and the first team to double digits shall win by default.
Enough of the living in the past. Today's slate includes three interesting matchups. First, LSU and Notre Dame clash in Nashville, where each team has frantically been trying to find an up-and-coming young songwriter with quarterbacking experience for a special Tom Rinaldi GameDay feature next year. And to actually play QB. The middle game is the Belk Bowl, and those fine folks deserve a fanbase with a better fashion sense than Louisville, that's for sure. The late matchup features Stanford and Maryland which should be lopsided but will probably turn into a weird and close west-coast football game like the 2006 Emerald Bowl and there you go I just talked about the 'Noles so they should be happy.
Stay tuned here for plenty more on the bowl win over the Mountaineers and the season overall, plus a full recap from last night's WBB game in Seattle. Have a good one, all.