I’m angry that I, and my wife, and my extended family, and tons of friends cannot go to the bowl game… but Rick Cleveland makes a great point:
USM could have gone to Dallas, Birmingham, New Orleans, or back to St. Petersburg, Fla., where the Eagles played last year.
Both Fedora and athletic director Richard Giannini say that the decision was left to Fedora, who chose the Honolulu bowl. Many USM fans are angry because 1) they canâ€™t make the trip; and 2) the Christmas Eve slot and 3) USM could have played Penn State or BYU in one of the Texas bowls.
Fedora wanted to reward the players the best way he knew how for their record-setting season. Letâ€™s see now: Dallas in January or Honolulu at Christmas?
Hula skirts or earmuffs? White sandy beaches or a good chance of a sheet of ice?
Penn State, any other year, would have been intriguing. Penn State this year meant you would play in a game where the media focus was going to be on child sex abuse.
We could argue this all day.
Iâ€™d argue Fedoraâ€™s side hour by hour.