...will usher in the end of bowl games. We had 80% of our receiving yardage guys opt out as well as the best players on a bad defense. The only way these guys play is if we make the playoffs, otherwise they are not interested. This seems like a bad way to treat the school that gave you the opportunity to go to the NFL, but I'm thinking that as long as no one does anything about it this trend will continue. We had no business playing that game last night considering how many impact players we had out. It felt like we brought a knife to a gun fight. With that said, what kind of precedence is this setting for the future and why would NFL bound players be interested in playing non-playoff games moving forward? It used to be that bowl games were the highlight of a player's season, a reward for a job well done. Now it seems it's just a nuisance for selfish players looking to protect their future, which leaves them little regard for the school that gave them one.