The Sun Bowl has a rich and storied past. It is not a "major" bowl such as the Rose, Sugar, Cotton. or Orange but it certainly has its place in the college football post season. The game this year though was borderline ridiculous.......
The contest was a farce from the beginning. The USC people obviously did not want to be there and the Georgia Tech group, coming in with a losing record, shouldn't have been there. Period.
We certainly learned a couple of things though. USC needs to immediately fire their incompetent head coach, and the NCAA is even more corrupt than some of us realized. There are too many bowls anyway and allowing 6-6 teams to be part of the post season is absurd. It rewards mediocrity. Such are the rules though. Allowing Georgia Tech to play with a losing record ensured that one "deserving" team was left out of the mix. It probably would have been the University of Ohio had the administration at Louisiana Tech stupidly balked and stalled about playing in the Independence Bowl. As it was the Bulldogs, with a 9-3 record, were on the outside looking in.
Yes I know that Georgia Tech beat the Trojans but that says a bit more about the quality of the staff at USC than it does about the Yellow Jackets prowess on the grid iron.
The Sun Bowl has been the biggest joke (thus far) of the 2012 college football post season.
That says a lot.