Update 1: Instead of making a new entry, I’ll add this bit here: Tom O’Brien said today that starting safety Clem Johnson will indeed be ready to play tomorrow in the Pizza Bowl.Â This is a positive for the Pack as it adds depth to a defensive secondary that’s sure to be tested all day by the big-play oriented Rutgers offensive.
I’m currently spending some time with family down in Alabama, getting ready for tomorrow’s action in the Papa John’s Bowl down in Birmingham.Â I found this article in the papers down here, and thought I’d pass along a link to the electronic version for you to enjoy.Â See y’all at the game.
North Carolina State coach Tom O’Brien discovered a bowl secret the hard way. His first bowl game at Boston College, a 62-28 loss to Colorado at the Insight.com Bowl in 1999, opened his eyes about how to win in the postseason.
“They went to win the game. We just went to go to a bowl game,” O’Brien said. “You have to go with the intent to win a football game, and we did that from that point on at Boston College and they still haven’t lost.”