Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and Stanford blog Rule of Tree both preview tonight's Orange Bowl and both pick the Cardinal.
- In the wake of Pitt's firing of recently-hired Mike Haywood, Cardiac Hill's Twitter-watching reveals that former Pitt and NFL legend Bill Fralic blames athletic director Steve Pederson for messing up a program that was 26-12 in the past three seasons.
- Wisconson blog Bucky's 5th Quarter says that J.J. Watt's apology to Badger fans for losing to TCU in the Rose Bowl was completely unnecessary.
- Testudo Times is in wait-and-see mode regarding Maryland's hiring of UConn head coach Randy Edsall, but does say that it's "not the disaster hire that some have made it out to be." The UConn Blog is "fine" with the departure, but is not fine with the timing or the manner of the departure.