Didn't his eye explode (like, literally), and he had a stroke within the same year after that bowl game?
I wonder if he just sorta let his body check his mind out... Like, "I can't do this at the same level anymore", after those things.
This is a myopic take considering what happened 8 months ago in the inaugural Frisco Made-Up Classic Bowl (Shout out to NT's big gun donor for making it happen though!).
If we shouldn't "overvalue" the 2013 HOD win, what should we do with the non-competitive loss to Miami, OH?? They were literally the very last team that qualified for a bowl... like, if this made up bowl wasn't sponsored by GBR, they don't get to play.
Let your other valid points stand (both of those bowls were very very tough draws) without denigrating the best thing that's happened to NT football in the past decade outside of Mason Fine.