Payday Posted December 29, 2018 Report Share Posted December 29, 2018 It is said there is no such thing as bad publicity. However, the cardinal rule in college football for the last hundred years has been that the one thing you can not do is get humiliated in a bowl game. It theoretically undoes any good you accumulated during the season because there is such a big viewing audience. I believe they could have lost by a hundred yesterday if the team had not let up. The coach is dynamic and players like him, but can they overcome this kind of a beat down? I guess the change of early signing day helps some and negates some of the negative impact, but any player who watched that game should be having real concerns about whether they can sustain pushing forward and improving. Bowl games are way too high profile to lay an egg in and think there will be no blowback. Over the years I have often thought that is why many of these games start out very vanilla and they are getting a pulse for each other, nobody wants a blowout. So, if a team limps into a bowl game and then gets humiliated like Purdue, when it comes to recruiting would they have been better off not being in a bowl? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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