Random thoughts here:
-I would also pick the Gophers, probably to cover, although if closer-by Syracuse fans do travel well it’ll be like a home game to them.
-Jerry Kill just got his first bowl game victory the other day? I wouldn’t have guessed that was his first ever.
-Spann-Ford announced yesterday he’ll be coming back next season. While like a lot on here I wish we got more out of him and his size, I can’t complain about getting the experience coming back and everything passing-game-wise should(?) be on the up with a full offseason and practice with Athan.
-No one really knows how to evaluate signing days, but some have said the Gophers made some progress in improving the WR group, which will be good if they want to really use Athan and get away from being one of the most run-heavy teams in college football.
-Who knows what future value bowl games like this hold, but Gophers social media has put out a lot of content on what the team’s been up to. Touring NYC, Rockafeller center, 9/11 memorial, MSG for a Rangers hockey game, etc. Looks like the kids are getting a lot of time to have a lot of fun and see things they otherwise wouldn’t have, which is cool to see.