No 6-6, bowl-eligible
As the Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon reported this week, a
That’s just fine with the ACC. The conference had no formal position on the matter, associate commissioner for
No shock there. Even after a .500 regular season that likely was disappointing, bowls offer coaches a selling point to recruits, three extra weeks of practice and – wink, wink – a sweet bonus.
ACC coaches' opposition intensified with the conference's adoption of a nine-game league schedule, Kelly said. Indeed, an extra conference game means one less chance to play a winnable non-league contest.
Increasing the standard to 7-5 would have been a death knell for several of college football's 35 bowls, hardly catastrophic.
For example, last year only one 7-5 team, the Sun Belt’s
Four bowls matched six-win teams: the Music City (Wake-Mississippi State), Meineke Car Care (Texas A&M-
Here are the 6-6 ACC teams that have played in bowls, and their results:
2002: Wake Forest defeated Oregon in Seattle Bowl.
2009: Florida State defeated West
2011: Wake Forest lost to Mississippi State in
Miami finished 6-6 last season but self-imposed a bowl ban in the wake of the Evan
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