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Sport: Bowl projections: An El Paso new year

Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl?

  Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl? Bowl projections: Could we get another Oklahoma State-Ole Miss Sugar Bowl?The only significant changes to the New Year's Six bowl games come in New Orleans, where we have two new Sugar Bowl participants. The new entries come after both Oklahoma and Texas A&M lost on Saturday and dropped in the rankings. Two SEC teams in the College Football Playoff leaves the door open for the third-highest team in the rankings to head to the Sugar Bowl.

The Washington State Cougars regular season is now over and they can officially look ahead to the postseason with their new head coach. The Cougs were bowl eligible after their penultimate game with a win over the Arizona Wildcats but put a punctuation mark on it with a literal historic thrashing of the Washington Huskies.

  Bowl projections: An El Paso new year © Photo by Jorge Salgado/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There’s still one more Pac-12 regular season game to go thanks to COVID cases within the Cal Golden Bears program forcing the postponement of their game against the USC Trojans but no matter the result, it won’t change how many teams are bowl eligible. In fact, for the first time in my memory, the Pac-12 won’t be able to fill out their bowl commitments with only six eligible teams and seven bowl slots.

UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach

  UMass to bring back Don Brown as next head coach UMass has made a decision on its next head coach. The Minutemen are trying to rekindle some past success and bringing back Don Brown as their head coach. The hiring was reported on Sunday night and is expected to be announced this week. UMass will be hiring Don Brown as its next head football coach. UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford is expected to conduct a team meeting tomorrow to announce Brown as the next head coach, according to sources inside the program. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 22, 2021 Brown turned down a big offer from Arizona in order to return to UMass.

The winner of the Pac-12 Championship between the Oregon Ducks and Utah Utes will head to Pasadena with the loser going to San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl, that much we know. But the remaining four teams are log jammed at 8-4 or 7-5, meaning the four other bowls can take pretty much whoever they want. It’s a weird process that involves a lot of behind closed doors type stuff but it is kinda, sorta well established.

So where do the Cougs end up? Lets see where things stand according to the prognosticators.

This is the first year for the new bowl schedule since so many were cancelled last year so here are the new tie-ins. Reminder: we won’t know what game the Cougs end up in until next Sunday at the earliest, the bowls wait for the CFP standings to be finalized (even the lower tier ones, there can be downstream effects everywhere).

Eagles sign LB T.J. Edwards to one-year extension worth up to $3.2 million

  Eagles sign LB T.J. Edwards to one-year extension worth up to $3.2 million The Philadelphia Eagles made a move Monday morning to shore up a piece of their linebackers crew for the near-future. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards. The #Eagles signed LB TJ Edwards to a 1-year extension worth up to $3.2M, with $2.15M fully guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 22, 2021 After playing at the University of Wisconsin, Edwards wasn't selected during the 2019 NFL draft. The 25-year-old signed with the Eagles in May of that year and played in all 16 games as a rookie, recording 30 tackles.

  1. The Rose Bowl Game v. Big Ten: Saturday, Jan. 1st at 2:00 p.m. on ESPN
  2. Valero Alamo Bowl v. Big 12: Wednesday, Dec. 29th at 6:15 p.m. on ESPN
  3. SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl v. SEC or Big Ten (Big Ten this year): Thursday, Dec. 30th at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN
  4. Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl v. MW: Saturday, Dec. 18th at 4:30 p.m. on ABC
  5. SDCCU Holiday Bowl v. ACC: Tuesday, Dec. 28th at 5:00 p.m. on Fox
  6. Redbox v. Big Ten: Cancelled for 2021
  7. Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl v. ACC: Friday, Dec. 31st at 9:30 a.m. on CBS
  8. Independence v. ACC

CBS: Sun vs. Miami

Going to be honest: this seems really, really unlikely. It’s also a remarkably unappealing game and a redux of the 2015 version. It’s very hard to believe that the Cougs are the least appealing team of the Oregon State Beavers, Arizona State Sun Devils and UCLA Bruins and, like OSU, have big “getting there” problems.

ESPN: Sun vs. Miami or Louisville

Okay, maybe there’s something to this? Man, my crimson colored glasses just won’t let me see Wazzu falling all the way to El Paso.

247: LA vs. SDSU

It’s entirely possible we’re the best choice for the LA Bowl assuming Vegas snaps up UCLA off the bat and playing the Aztecs would be a relatively intriguing match-up. It’s also a weekend match-up before the holiday travel season gets into full swing so flights and hotels shouldn’t be too expensive.

Former Oklahoma players endorse Clemson DC Brent Venables for new HC .
The abrupt departure of Lincoln Riley has left Oklahoma searching for a new head coach. For several Oklahoma alumni, the choice is an obvious one. © Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports In the hours after Riley left for USC, there was a groundswell of support from ex-players for the Sooners to make a run at Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Venables has long been a highly-respected assistant coach, and served as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2011.

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