The college football bowl schedule 2011 started back in 2010. But now, the college football bowl schedule 2011 is actually nearing an end. In just two more days, the long awaited climax between Oregon and Auburn will finally come to pass. Therefore, it makes today the final Saturday of the season, although pro football is the bigger story of the day. Yet after the college football bowl schedule ends on Monday, there will be no more college action on Saturday afternoons until late August.
The final major game before the national championship was held last night, in a later Cotton Bowl than usual. LSU overcame Texas A&M, and all the rumors around Michigan and Les Miles, to secure a 41-24 victory.
Now the college football bowl schedule 2011 has just two games left before Oregon vs Auburn. Of course, they will both be overshadowed by the NFL this weekend, along with the building Oregon-Auburn hype. Nevertheless, they are the last of 34 undercards before the championship bout.
At noon est, the BBVA Compass Bowl will be held, between Pittsburgh and Kentucky. However, the Panthers have had a lot of distractions lately, since they had to fire their replacement for Dave Wannstedt. After making Wannstedt resign, they had to let Mike Haywood go after he was arrested for domestic violence.
Interim coach Phil Bennett will lead Pitt, as the college football bowl schedule 2011 is their closest thing to a distraction. This soap opera, coupled with a disappointing 7-5 regular season, has formed a lot of uncertainty in Pittsburgh. Since they couldn’t win one of the weakest Big East races ever, despite being the preseason favorite, even a win today might not be a consolation.
Kentucky is the forgotten team in the game, since they are only 6-6. But after LSU won last night, Kentucky hopes to provide another boost for the SEC, before their champion finally takes the field on Monday.
Following this battle, the college football bowl schedule 2011 will have just one warm up left, when Nevada faces Boston College in the Kraft Hunger on Sunday. But the eyes of the sport are either on Glendale, on Stanford after they lost Jim Harbaugh, or on Michigan as they keep searching for a new coach.
Michigan can take comfort on how their ordeal isn’t like Pitt’s yet, as they are in their second search for a permanent coach. But the Panthers hope that their performance on the college football bowl schedule goes much better than the Wolverines’ did.
The Panthers and Wildcats square off in Birmingham, Alabama, at noon est on ESPN.
USA TODAY- “2010-11 bowl schedule”
The Courier Journal- “Pitt Panthers motivated after tough year”