If I hear one more person saying "decline a bowl bid," I'm going to go into a violent rage.
Let me spell it out for everybody. If you get a bowl bid, you get an extra month of practice. Think Kempt and Roper and Alston and the rest of the young kids couldn't use an extra month of practice?
Nobody will remember if we get blown out of the blowagoat.com bowl (which is no guarantee if we can get a few guys healthy between now and then), but the practice time is invaluable.