Was fortunate to attend 3 of top 5 bowls mentioned, but have to say the wins against OU and UL were as gratifying as nearly any others I have seen. Stayed in a Houston hotel populated by many OU fans and they were really gracious after the loss. Said outright: you just whipped us! Invited close friends (UL alumni) to that game and that was almost embarrassing! But so terrific against a Heisman shu-in candidate.
I thought those games (plus FSU win) would result in Herman finding a home. That’s what I get for thinking.