And so the long, slow walk towards the bowl game begins, a bowl game which few want to see, which players already seem ambivalent about, and coaches might prefer to skip so they can recruit. But it must be played, because ... well, they say it must.
No one says we must have a mailbag. We just have it because we like it. So let's do it.
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I'll post the mailbag later in the week. Fire away.