Jets bring back Ryan Fitzpatrick on 1-year deal

Ryan Fitzpatrick put up the best numbers of his career last season and led the New York Jets to their best record in five years. After months of negotiations, he’s finally returning to the Meadowlands.

At this stage in his career, Fitzpatrick’s flaws will probably never dissipate. He’s turnover prone and barely completes his passes at a 60 percent clip. But he’s the best Jets quarterback since Chad Pennington, and the fact that sentence was written says all there is to say about the moribund state of the franchise.

Fitzpatrick isn’t perfect, but he’s likely a Authentic DeShawn Shead Jersey massive upgrade over an overmatched Smith and 2015 fourth-round pick Bryce Petty, who didn’t play a single regular-season snap last year. The Jets did draft Christian Hackenberg in April, but he is seen as more of a developmental project at this point. He has plenty of upside thanks to a strong arm and experience in a pro-style offense, but struggled with accuracy in college.

So, after a prolonged contract stalemate, the Authentic Doug Baldwin Jersey Jets will keep Fitzpatrick around, hoping the wily vet can help galvanize them to a playoff appearance this time around.

In Los Angeles, all eyes are on first overall selection Jared Goff as he competes to win the starting quarterback role for the Rams. Having a running back like Todd Gurley should ease Goff’s transition to the NFL, but the Rams also need some receivers to step up, whether it’s veterans like Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt or rookies like Pharoh Cooper or Michael Thomas.

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With the departure of former offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who took over as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, it remains to be seen what offensive changes will take place with a familiar face in charge of the unit. Ken Zampese was promoted to offensive coordinator after serving as the Bengals’ quarterbacks coach for over a decade.

Tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to miss all of training camp. But the team is expecting to have Darqueze Dennard, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury late last year, back and ready to contribute in his third year.

The Browns made significant changes this offseason, including the hiring of new head coach Hue Jackson and the acquisition of quarterback Robert Griffin III. It remains to be seen whether these moves will bring stability to an offense that desperately needs it.

With the return of Josh Gordon, the offense is an interesting one to watch, especially with the assimilation of 14 new draft picks during training camp. Many of them will be battling for roster spots as the season approaches, but wide receiver Corey Coleman and defensive end Carl Nassib are both expected to contribute as rookies. The Browns will need quality production out of both in order to improve this season.

President Obama grants clemency to Demaryius Thomas’ grandmother

When Demaryius Thomas visited the White House in June, he asked for President Barack Obama to consider granting his grandmother clemency. Two months later, his wish has been granted.

President Obama issued Wednesday a record-breaking 214 commutations for men or women who were serving lengthy sentences for nonviolent offenses. One of those inmates was Thomas’ grandmother, Minnie, who was sent to prison in 2000 for drug trafficking.

In training camp, just Joe Haden Jersey like in real game situations, sometimes an interception is the quarterback’s fault. The signal caller may make a bad read or just have a bad throw. Sometimes a pick is the fault of the receiver. Maybe he bobbles the ball, or maybe he runs the wrong route and a defender seizes the opportunity. In the case of Ryan’s pass that was intercepted by Shanahan, it was simply the case of a rookie tight end running the wrong route.

The video of the play shows Hooper Joe Schobert Jersey taking a sharply angled route into the end zone, when he should have flattened out the route to come back to the ball. Shanahan, who knows the play call and anticipates exactly where the ball is supposed to go, easily grabs the pick and then explains to Atlanta’s third-round draft choice what Hooper needs to correct for next time.

Yes, it’s funny that Ryan threw an interception to his own offensive coordinator, especially in light of rumors of personality clashes between the two last season. However, this one wasn’t on Ryan. Players — especially rookies — are going to occasionally run the wrong routes on the practice field. This was merely an opportunity for Kyle Shanahan to help a rookie get a little better, and he took it.

Up until Wednesday, Ryan Fitzpatrick had arguably the most amazing hair in the NFL. That mantle may pass to another player, because Fitzpatrick cut his hair prior to Wednesday’s practice.

Fitzpatrick’s hair has almost been a bigger story than the one-year, $12 million contract he finally signed with the New York Jets, and for good reason. His thick, luscious locks, which appear to defy gravity, were rivaled only by his substantial beard.

Teddy Bridgewater suffers torn ACL, dislocated knee during practice

The Minnesota Vikings may be without starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a while after he suffered a “complete tear to his ACL” and other structural damage to his knee. Bridgewater suffered the non-contact injury during practice on Tuesday. The team expects Bridgewater to make a full recovery.

Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there Nevin Lawson Jersey appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery.
The diagnosis confirms the initial concerns the team had after Bridgewater went down in practice. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the situation didn’t “look good” when addressing the media immediately after practice. Zimmer said that Bridgewater had to be sedated as he was being attended to.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith said Kaepernick Quandre Diggs Jersey understands how people will react to his decision to protest the national anthem.

“I know he’s taken a lot of heat for it, and he understands when you do something like that, it offends a lot of people,” Smith said. “When I think of the national anthem, I think of the soldiers that have died for our rights, and a right that he exercised.”

Other players around the league have reacted to Kaepernick’s actions, and reactions have been mixed.

“I think it’s a guy standing up for what he believes in,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times on Sunday. “I think this is America, so he has the right to have any type of beliefs he wants.”

“This stand wasn’t for me,” Kaepernick said. “This is because I’m seeing things happen to people that don’t have a voice, people that don’t have a platform to talk and have their voices heard, and effect change. So I’m in the position where I can do that and I’m going to do that for people that can’t.”

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman supports Kaepernick but stressed that the team can’t allow Kaepernick’s actions to divide the locker room.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins noted that Kaepernick’s motives were good, but said Kaepernick may not get the results he wants because the focus has shifted to his perceived lack of patriotism.

“You just have to make sure that your message is effectively communicated and that you are putting yourself into position to get the change that you want,” Jenkins told Turron Davenport of USA Today. “That’s not to say that what he did was wrong, I just don’t know if he is going to get the results, reactions or solutions that he is looking for.”

Dickey picked up his first victory three starts this at Washington

Their offense is unstoppable. That’s a direct quote from college hoops statistical stallion Ken Pomeroy via DC Sports Bog, and it’s odd one considering Georgetown was 11th the Big East scoring this. However, KenPom’s analysis reveals that the Hoyas are third the nation offensive efficiency, right behind UNC Cody Whitehair Jersey and Texas. As the said, People get sucked and think they’re a defensive team, but considering the number of possessions they get, their offense is incredible. Twin pillars of pro potential. I wrote last year that Green and Hibbert would be next off of Georgetown’s assembly line that has produced Ewing, ‘Zo, Dikembe and AI. Fast forward 12 months, a Sweet 16 appearance and a of pissing excellence, and their pro stock has improved a bit. has Green going eighth overall while Draft Express has him at 15th, and the former has Hibbert going 17th overall while the latter has him at 10th. Regardless, still has Greg Ostertag as Hibbert’s player comparison, which is a crime to draftniks everywhere. A story of fathers and sons. Thompson Jr. and Ewing dominated college basketball from ’82, making it to three Final Fours and winning a national championship. it’s Dan Hampton Jersey their kids’ turn.. kind of. JT III’s time at the helm has been marked by constant improvement, but Ewing Jrs time on the court has been limited since transferring from Indiana. He only averaged 13 minutes and four points game this, but has been getting more PT of late; scoring 22 and grabbing nine boards against ‘Cuse and UConn. CBS shine a light on this as as Georgetown is still the, which should be awhile.

Menu Dickey picked up his first victory three starts this at Washington. The right-hander yielded two runs on five hits over six innings and struck out one. Ramos hit his first league homer for the Nationals. Hisanori Takahashi worked the ninth for his fifth save as many tries. Hernandez, bidding for his team-high 10th victory, allowed three runs on six hits 6-3 innings. He walked two and struck out four. New has won two straight and three of four overall. Ramos’ two-run shot to center tied it the fifth. Morse singled with one out and, one batter later, Ramos hit a 1 knuckleball into the batter’s eye. Washington loaded the bases with one down the sixth on a bunt single by Morgan, a hit batter and a single to right by Dunn. But Dickey, whose previous two starts at Nationals Park this ended no-decisions, wiggled out of trouble by getting Roger Bernadina on a foul pop and Morse on a groundout. NOTES: Hernandez’s next victory will give him double-digit victories for the 11th time 15 league seasons. He is tied with reliever Tyler Clippard for the team lead wins.. C Ivan Rodriguez was a late scratch from the Nationals’ starting lineup with an unspecified illness.. Mets manager said he expects to have SS, who has not played since Aug. 26 because of a strained right ribcage muscle, back Friday.. RHP Dillon Gee, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Tuesday his league debut, might have earned another start. We’ll find a place for him if we think the right thing to do is for him to pitch, said. Even if we have to, say, piggyback or split a game. Gee finished with a two-hitter over seven innings.

LOS ANGELES -On Nov. 5, Senior VP Joan Lynch woke up her home to find a front tire of her vehicle slashed. This is notable for two reasons. The first is that Lynch lives the Pacific Palisades, which is not the sort of neighborhood where one gets one’s tires slashed. The Palisades is west of Brentwood; it’s a ritzy, tree-smothered enclave inhabited by celebrities and money both old and new. Even the mailboxes here look expensive. The second reason is that Lynch is the woman being sued by Senior VP Keith Clinkscales, who believes she is the source who told us, among other things, that Clinkscales had once masturbated front of sideline reporter Andrews. Lynch filed a police report, which made its way to a crime blotter late last week. This incident happened less than 48 hours after we published our story about Clinkscales. has said it’s not responding to the suit but that it does take the jerk-off and abuse claims about Clinkscales very seriously. How seriously depends on what happens next. We’re told that Lynch is the process of retaining Goldberg, a merciless attorney who specializes employment law and who is a partner of notorious sexual-discrimination press-conferencer Allred’s firm. According to two sources close to, the prospect of expensive lawsuit involving both ‘s superstar on-air talent and high-ranking executives has people at the network shitting themselves. I was Los last week, and I went to Lynch’s home firsthand. I’d been told that Lynch and her husband had fled Los after the vandalism incident. It was a little past 3 p.m. and the neighborhood was nursing-home-quiet. There were no cars buzzing up and down Napoli Drive. I walked up to Lynch’s house to get a photo. Just beyond the gate, a little to the left of the driveway, amid the plush landscaping, sat a large radial tire. We asked LAPD reps if they were planning to investigate the incident. We haven’t heard back. has had its share of embarrassing legal entanglements recent years. But this corporate melodrama with Lynch and Clinkscales and the dissolution of its Content Development department is different from all those cases-and potentially much worse. For one thing, Allred is involved, and Allred, a source tells us, is no stranger to Bristol. This source says that Allred’s firm has handled several incidents involving employees the past, including one featuring a current high-level executive that was settled out of court. Allred, now tied up with one of Herman Cain’s accusers, did not respond to our request for comment about her past dealings with. We hear that Clinkscales is being pressured to drop his suit against Lynch, both for his own sake and for the sake of some of the other individuals named within. After all, no one Bristol wants ‘s top talent being deposed about a former executive’s masturbating on airplane. Clinkscales’s cantankerous lawyer, Judd Burstein, who filed the suit before our story even ran, says the suit is still pending. For now, Bristol worries and waits.

The former Daily Show host’s new gig has turned heads

Menu The game may have been a high-scoring affair with both teams riding some hot shooting, but it was two late offensive rebounds that helped St. ‘s seal 84 win at on Saturday night. With 2 remaining and the Hawks clinging to a 74 lead, offensive rebounds by Halil Kanacevic and ‘ Bembry enabled St. ‘s Chase Budinger Jersey to keep possession for 1, culminating with a driving layup by Kanacevic that put the game out of reach. The extended possession was, as coach Paul Hewitt said, a backbreaker. It was a really big deal, St. ‘s coach Martelli said. If you extend that out, you end up like a power play hockey, you have the ball for a minute and 30 seconds. And basically, we were a position where we were playing a three-minute game. half of that three minutes, we had the ball. Kanacevic scored 23 points and Langston Galloway added 20 to lead the Hawks to their sixth win seven games. Jalen Jenkins and Bryon each scored 20 points for, which has dropped seven of its last nine. Kanacevic hit 9-of-15 shots and St. ‘s shot 59 percent from the field. Galloway added six rebounds, three assists and Gorgui Dieng Jersey two steals while reaching double-figures points for the 11th consecutive game. Bembry scored 17 points and Papa Ndao had 13 for the Hawks. The Patriots took a 45 lead at halftime on the strength of seven 3-pointers, and finished the game shooting 11 of 23 from behind the arc. But St. ‘s went on 11 run to take command early the second half.

Obviously, we didn’t defend the way we are capable of, and they shot the ball really well, Hewitt said. They shot the ball at a 60-percent clip. I ‘t care what kind of shots you’re taking, when people shoot 60 percent you’re not going to give yourself a to win. St. ‘s second-leading scorer, Ronald Roberts, Jr., did not play after suffering a back injury the Hawks’ 66 loss to No. 19 Massachusetts on Wednesday.

The former Daily Show host’s new gig has turned heads but follows a trend of other big names – and viewers are winning big and HBO: stream team. Photograph: Charles Sykes Invision AP he announcement that would be joining HBO might seem a little shocking at first. After all, the subscription service already has its own version of : former Daily Show correspondent ‘s Last Week Tonight. It also has Maher doing his weekly comedic take on politics and they just spent millions hiring Simmons to do his own talk show after failed to renew his contract and eventually shut down Grantland. But if you look at the trends of the television industry, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise, especially when you look at the details of the deal as HBO reported it. isn’t going to have his own talk show to compete against all of these other extremely competent men. Instead he’s going to be making short, topical works for HBO Go and HBO, the channel’s streaming services. The content won’t appear on the linear service at all. The competition for A-list stars to make the leap away from television as they know it is getting quite fierce. This is similar to the move that Handler made after leaving E!, joining up with for a talk show format to be named later. Jerry Seinfeld, who still makes loads of money just off Seinfeld reruns, took his Comedians Cars Getting Coffee to startup streaming service Crackle. And why wouldn’t he? Seinfeld doesn’t need the cash, he just wants someone to let him do whatever he wants. That also seems to be the appeal for both and Handler, departing cable to do things that murky space between the internet and television. They both grew tired of doing a very demanding and heavily formatted show four days a week, why wouldn’t they want to escape those confines to environment that is much more open to experimentation and trying something that benefit the talent? It also doesn’t hurt that HBO is much more diverse programming-wise than Comedy Central, giving the to create and produce another series or direct a drama like he did with his cinematic directorial debut Rosewater. Neither nor HBO relies on advertising revenue to stay afloat, and that is the key to these types of deals. It just needs subscribers to think that paying money every month for access to their content is completely necessary. Then it can just create any sort of content it wants as as people keep paying the monthly fee. Signing big names like keeps that prestigious halo around the brand. Also, ‘s devoted following happily shell out the cash to watch his take on current events, especially with a presidential election on the horizon. Signing huge names like is going to become more important now that there are streaming services vying for supremacy. This deal announcement comes the day after All Access, the eye network’s subscription service that had heretofore only streamed current and past shows, announced that it is creating a new, original Star Trek series that be available exclusively through streaming.

One can understand why Nationals right-hander Strasburg is getting a lot of publicity these days

Menu Jordan Eberle scored twice regulation and Klinkhammer scored the 13th round of the shootout to help the Edmonton Oilers snap a 15-game streak California by beating the San Sharks 5 on Monday night. Schultz tied the game with Tayshaun Prince Jersey 2 remaining and also scored for the Oilers, who last won the Golden State on 1, when they beat Anaheim 2. Edmonton had since lost five each San, Los Angeles and Anaheim before breaking through against the Sharks. Viktor Fasth made 33 saves, robbing Pavelski of a potential hat trick the closing seconds of regulation and stopping 12 of 13 shots the shootout. Hannan and Matt Tennyson also scored for the Sharks, who had a three-game winning streak snapped to provide a dismal ending to what had been a strong seven-game homestand.

Oft-injured, oft-hilarious, ridiculously-coiffed tall person Bynum will sign with the Cavaliers, according to Yahoo’s Wojnarowski. He’ll also be a cheap gamble-even if the Cavs end up having to pay more than the scant $6 million they’re guaranteeing him. Bynum’s 2012 was something past a disaster for the 76ers, who shipped Iguodala to Terry Rozier Jersey and Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless, and a first-round pick to Orlando the trade that sent to the Lakers, and got Bynum and Jason Richardson for their participation. Richardson, now 33, shot a shade over 40% for Philly, but he wasn’t expected to be much of an asset; Bynum, who spent zero games uniform thanks to bone bruises and knee problems, was, and yet the Sixers couldn’t even flip him at the deadline. But the Sixers kind of thought they be a playoff team 2012, despite jettisoning Iguodala, while the Cavs have no apparent timetable for contention. Kyrie turned 21, 10 days after Tristan Thompson turned 22 and eight days after Anthony turned 20; Waiters will turn 22 December. Elder statesman Anderson Varejao is 30. No one seriously thinks these Cavs are destined for immediate greatness, nor do they need to be. And Bynum, still just 25, is the sort of lottery ticket worth buying: Young seven-footers with a history of NBA production are virtually never available, much less cheap, and if the Cavs don’t get him at full health the near future, or get the Bynum who famously clashed with Mike Brown L.A., well, it’s not like he was the last piece to the puzzle. The time to add that piece well be next summer, anyway. has very little committed, and with only assured of fetching money, that won’t change much. also has its biggest hole at small forward, which remains the position that native son quisling LeBron nominally plays, and now has a nucleus of -Waiters-Thompson -Bynum Varejao to offer to LeBron, still the only superstar free agent who would conceivably want to spend winters. Is that definitively better than getting the twilights of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Miami, or an uncertain future purple and gold, or the things the Knicks and Nets could offer? Nah. But it’s arguable, and signing Bynum shows that the Cavs are at least willing to take risks. Putting on the full-court press hopes of wooing back a their city scorned is going to be another one.

One can understand why Nationals right-hander Strasburg is getting a lot of publicity these days. He has a great arm. Before he was the No. 1 overall pick the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by Washington, Strasburg went 13 with a 1 15 starts at San State University en route to being named the ’09 Spikes Award winner. He struck out 195 batters and issued just 19 walks 109 innings. After signing a four-year contract worth more than $15 million with the Nationals, Strasburg went to the Arizona Fall League, going 4 with a 4. He struck out 26 batters 19 innings for the Phoenix Desert Dogs before going down with a left knee injury, which did not require surgery. healthy, Strasburg, 21, has reported to Nats camp and will pitch several before the team decides where he will start the. General manager Rizzo said late last month that if Strasburg is impressive during Spring Training, he would not rule out putting Strasburg on the Opening Day roster. Before he began his workouts Friday, caught up with Strasburg to talk baseball and about being his first big league camp. MLB.com: This is your first big league camp. How good is it to get this one under your belt? Strasburg: It’s great. It’s like a dream come true. Growing up as a little kid, you always wanted to play professional baseball. it’s starting to become a reality for me. I’m really excited. MLB.com: You have received a lot of publicity.

Hamilton was General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorny

Menu EDITOR’S NOTE: This column has been retrieved from our archives by popular request. It was originally published August 13. The ’72 Dolphins can’t touch Pussy Galore. Since Green’s hiccup and -curl-aided getaway, PG has knocked out every challenger, ruining careers, marriages and lives along the way. Reportedly she’s set her sights on Tebow, vowing to bring down the allegedly still-celibate Heisman Mark Barron Jersey Trophy-winning quarterback before the BCS title game. Is there a logical reason to believe she won’t succeed? She impeached a president and now, more impressively, she threatens to topple a highly successful college basketball coach. As mother would say, she’s a bitch on a bicycle. Respect her and her power or risk experiencing her wrath. Pitino should’ve coughed up the $10 million. His reputation never recover. How does a millionaire, married, middle-aged public figure have unprotected one-night stand on the floor of a restaurant with a woman he’s known for a couple of hours if her name isn’t Beyonce, Gisele or Halle? Lewinsky, the White House and a Cuban cigar make more sense than Sypher, a restaurant and assistant coach playing peek-a-boo adjoining booth. Seriously, I ‘t want to make excuses for Pitino. I ‘t want to rationalize his gross error, but you know well Pussy Mason Foster Jersey Galore’s BFF played a role this fiasco. This sounds like the mother of all Patron body shots that skidded way off course.

Look, the adultery is bad. His $3 bribe health care package is worse. But those, along with his Catholicism, are private matters properly left between Pitino and his wife and family. Louisville should not use some sort of flimsy morality clause to get rid of Pitino. He is no more immoral than Hamilton and, PG’s other recent victims. I know, Hamilton blamed his fall off the wagon on his addiction to alcohol and drugs. The Deadspin pictures told a far different story. Drunken actions are sober thoughts. The groping, licking and backdooring revealed a man using the bottle as excuse to reconnect with the real of his life, Strange Tang. Hamilton battled PG with a Bible, a 12-step program, a full-time sobriety coach and a just-say-no public-relations campaign the likes of which we haven’t seen since Ronald and Nancy vacated the Oval Office. They were no match for the ambush Galore laid for Hamilton Arizona.

Hamilton was General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorny. And just as Hamilton should thank Pitino for diverting attention away from his defeat, can thank Hamilton for overshadowing his text-message pursuit of a 25-year-old clothing designer with a crazy, rich and vindictive fiance. The Stop Pursuing Married Women banner that flew over Malibu could’ve easily been Galore’s story of the month, but short of a Tebow- sex tape surfacing nothing is likely to top Pitino’s sexcapades the near future. Quite frankly, it would take Michelle walking on Barack and to unseat Slick Rick. Yes, the Pitino case is that strong of a testament to PG’s strength. Focusing on Pitino’s restaurant romp doesn’t even come close to telling the complete story. The truly enlightening tale is the aftermath, the fact that Louisville’s conditioning coach, Sypher, would learn the details and conclude would make a wonderful bride. Just think about that and ask yourself if there is a more powerful force on this planet than Pussy Galore. Sypher went to work every day with his head high and a smile on his face despite knowing his boss knocked boots on a dirty restaurant floor with his wife within hours of meeting her and then financed her abortion. If is blind, lust is deaf, dumb and blind. I’m sure some of you reading this are appalled that I won’t pass harsh judgment on Pitino’s transgression. You’re making the same mistake made by the hypocritical South Carolina governor who voted to impeach President. Or you play for a team that never schedules Pussy Galore as opponent. You can e-mail Jason at or find him on Facebook at jasonwhitlock. Favre tells teammates he’s returning; flies back to Minnesota Presented By: Is Brett Favre really retiring? Famed HR hitter Thomson dies Shot was one of MLB’s stirring moments MLB’s 10 most memorable home runs Mets place Rodriguez on disqualified list Mets have their hands full with K- LeBron: ‘We hated Cleveland growing up’ Nuggets weighing options with ‘Melo ‘Melo’s power play is bad for NBA.

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Eli Manning’s old college coach at Ole has been a revelation Durham, as he’s guided the Blue Devils to four straight bowl appearances . Indiana nearly beat Michigan and Iowa this , while posting 36 points per game, which ranks 22nd nationally. Beyond all that, it’s just fun to watch a football game played at Yankee Stadium. 23. TaxSlayer Bowl: State vs. , 1 The name is dumb, but these two programs have a lot of history.

It’ll be interesting to how Garry Gilliam Jersey looks without Richt. 24. Marmot Boca Raton Bowl: Toledo vs. , 12 was one of the best teams the most-improved conference the country, the American Athletic. How good are the Owls? Well, they boast the National Defensive Player of the Year linebacker Matakevich, who’s from Stratford. If you haven’t gotten a to watch play, it’s worth it. The Owls gave Notre Dame a run for its money Philly and be hungry to finish off arguably the best school history with 11th win. 25.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Arizona vs. New Mexico, 12 Arizona took a step back this year after winning 10 and reaching the Fiesta Bowl 2014. But head coach Rodriguez is one of the best the game , and should have the Wildcats ready to play this one. ‘ had a gauntlet of a schedule this year, with no bye weeks, this game should serve as a barometer for how good they really were. New Mexico, on the other hand, play its first bowl game since 2007, under former Notre Dame head coach and ESPN analyst Davie. 26. Purple Las Vegas Bowl: BYU vs. Utah, 12 The Holy War Vegas? Sign us up.

Just say you’re watching this one for Golden Tate Jersey religious reasons. BYU and Utah used to meet every year back when the Cougars didn’t big-time everyone and still played the Mountain West. Gotta when rivals are re-united unexpectedly a bowl game. Really warms the spirit for the holidays. 27. Farms Bowl: vs. Nebraska, 12 The names look great, but Nebraska shouldn’t even be here, given the fact that they’re 5, and the only reason they’re playing a bowl game is because there are 42 of them. Still, even your Grandma knows about Nebraska’s football tradition, and is one of the more talented teams the country. It should be a fun watch. 28. Raycom Media Cameilla Bowl: Ohio vs. Appalachian State, 12 Settle into the couch for this one–because you be about to witness . , we laid it on pretty thick there, but Appalachian State does have a to win its first bowl game ever. The program already owns a pretty significant piece of college football history, having orchestrated all-time upset 2007, when its then-FCS squad beat No. 5 Michigan at the Big House. The Mountaineers won three national championships the FCS. Again, not sure why you’d want to give up chances at more titles to play the Raycom Media Cameilla Bowl, but that’s beside the point. As for a reason to watch Ohio, the Bobcats have become a solid program under fromer Nebraska coach Solich. 29. Cure Bowl: San State vs. State, 12 Again….this is a to witness.