Found November 13, 2013 on Eagle in Atlanta:
Want to make BC fans care about a lower-level bowl? Easy solution: just add the Irish. As Brian pointed out in his projections roundup many of the pundits are slotting BC to play Notre Dame in the Independence Bowl. (Obviously this is all predicated on BC becoming bowl eligible.) If BC wants to cap off its first year under Addazio, the best way to do it would be in a postseason game against Notre Dame.There are multiple perception problems with the bowls BC typically plays. The destination, the history and the dates are usually undesirable. But the bigger issue for most of our casual fans is the opponent. For every Georgia or USC we played, BC also ended up in games against Colorado State and Toledo. If you play Notre Dame, that is not a problem. Good or bad, the Irish are instant credibility to the typical BC alum and the local media.When we were good, I bemoaned the Irish-obsession among the casual fans. Now that we're hopefully back on the upswing and still playing in less th...
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