“I knew it was pretty severe, but I wasn’t in pain,” Miller said. “I was actually calm. When Nate (Breske), our head trainer got there, I remember looking at him. I was grabbing my facemask and I said, ‘My knee’s gone bro,’ I could tell something was different.”
It is no coincidence that North Texas is making its second consecutive bowl appearance after Littrell was hired before the 2016 season. Littrell was a candidate for the SMU job recently before Sonny Dykes, part of the Mike Leach coaching tree, like Littrell, was hired by the Mustangs.
“I really like what those guys do on offense, so I’ve watched them quite a bit as the years have gone on,” Brown said of North Texas. “I’ve got a good feel for what they’re trying to do offensively. The Fine kid … they recruited him hard here at Troy. He’s doing a really good job.”
It’s easy for the Badgers, win and they’re in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes will need some help and, even Ginn isn’t certain two-loss Ohio State deserves a spot ahead of one-loss Alabama (11-1), even with a conference championship.
Ginn said there is not yet a bet in place with Saints lineman Ryan Ramczyk, a rookie from Wisconsin selected in the first round, but there will be.
“It’s coming,” Ginn told Omnisport this week during a conference call. “We’re going to have to do something.”