Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Black Heart Gold Pants has high praise for both Micah Hyde and Marcus Coker after Iowa's 27-24 win over Missouri in the Insight Bowl last night.
- Testudo Times predicts a huge win for Maryland over East Carolina in this afternoon's Military Bowl.
- Illinois blog Hail to the Orange braces for a close, high-scoring game against Baylor in this evening's Texas Bowl.
- In previewing tonight's Valero Alamo Bowl between Oklahoma State and Arizona, Cowboys Ride for Free thinks the game will be won in the trenches, and AZ Desert Swarm believes Arizona will shake off its four-game losing streak to take home a victory over the Cowboys.
Use this post as your open thread for the day, too. Here's the schedule:
- Military Bowl: Maryland v. East Carolina, 2:30 EST, ESPN.
- Texas Bowl: Illinois v. Baylor, 6:00 EST, ESPN.
- Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State v. Arizona, 9:15 EST, ESPN.