Originally Posted by gator7_5
I keep reading this, but which guys "with a foot in the league" didn't play well? Imo, they were our best players on the field.
I don't think anyone could pick out a specific player and a specific missed play or two and say "he would have made that play if he hadn't been thinking about the NFL." But there did appear to be a general lack of preparation/serious concern about the game on the part of the team. It doesn't seem unreasonable to speculate (and that's all it is for me) that part of the reason for that may have been the potential early departures and seniors likely to be drafted having their minds more on their future than on winning this bowl game.