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story.lead_photo.caption Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin, second from right, leads his team onto the field for the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) - Photo by The Associated Press

A few comments while waiting to see if Florida can beat Louisville and all but assure the SEC of not having a losing record in postseason bowls.

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Sports, Pages 15 on 01/03/2013

Print Headline: Trends accrue as bowl season winds down

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  • GCW
    January 3, 2013 at 6:36 a.m.

    Being GLAD to be at a bowl game is a big edge over a team that is disappointed to be there especially if your coach is overrated (USC.)

  • Jackabbott
    January 3, 2013 at 8:23 a.m.

    Please stick to sports. Putting Tulsa or even Baylor in the same academic category as Stanford and Rice is like mixing tacos with T-Bones.
    So far the SEC has not looked that good in the bowl games. There are really no trends, we remember the Hogs whipping a good K-State team in the Cotton Bowl, then seeing the JLS/Jeff Long led porkers struggle to win 4 games.
    The only bowl that really means anything is Bama vx. ND.

  • Questionmark
    January 3, 2013 at 8:38 a.m.

    Wouldn't the big trends be ESPN's insatiable thirst for year-end programming and the continuous lowering of the won-loss standard for bowl-game participation?

  • Jfish
    January 3, 2013 at 9:33 a.m.

    The bowl system is terribly outdated and boring. The regular season needs to be shortened to ten games and then move to some type of playoff system.