It's hard to refer to anything Kelly does as smart at this point.
This is strictly an audition for 2015, despite Kelly's claims to the contrary. No one should really care whether we win today anyway. Bowl results are meaningless, unless you're playing for the National Championship, and indicative of nothing. Some of our worst bowl performances have been followed by great seasons, and some good bowl performances have been followed by disappointing seasons.
I'm happy for Malik and I hope he plays well. He's been somewhat maligned on this board by people who have little knowledge of his abilities. I expect him to do well.