That's the common wisdom around coaching circles.-- da Coach
But then comes word that NU Coach Randy Walker violated that basic rule by laying out all of the possible bowl scenerios to the team last Sunday.
The common wisdom is that you're not supposed to bring up anything that doesn't specifically lead to a victory the next Saturday, and quite frankly if the Cats don't beat Illinois Saturday, then Hawaii the next weekend, they're eating the final team dinner on December 5th and watching the bowls at home.
But winning both games and gaining bowl eligibility is probably going to come down to the 12 Seniors who will be playing their final game at Ryan Field Saturday. and those guys want 3 more games, not 2.
Forget the "common wisdom." That's the right attitude...
- "We have to win two games," said CB Marvin Ward. "And we're going to give it all we've got."
- Noah Herron: "We've got two games left. That's the way it is. There's no other alternative for us.
- Noah again: "If we want to play postseason ball, we have to get two."
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